n. (pl. -s) 1 solemn declaration naming god etc. As witness.
- profanity, curse. on (or under) oath having sworn a solemn oath. [old english]
v. - a carry out the command of. B carry out (a command).
- do what one is told to do.
- be actuated by (a force or impulse). [latin obedio from audio hear]
n. Woodwind double-reed instrument with a piercing plaintive tone. oboist n. [french hautbois from haut high, bois wood]
comb. Form (also oct- before a vowel) eight. [latin octo, greek okto eight]
comb. Form (also oct- before a vowel) eight. [see *octa-]
and ends n.pl. Miscellaneous articles or remnants.
- n.pl. - ratio between the amounts staked by the parties to a bet, based on the expected probability either way.
- balance of probability or advantage (the odds are against it; the odds are in your favour).
- difference giving an advantage (it makes no odds). at odds (often foll. By with) in conflict or at variance. Over the odds above the normal price etc. [apparently from *odd]
n. (brit. Odour) 1 smell or fragrance.
- quality or trace (an odour of intolerance).
- regard, repute (in bad odour). odorous adj. Odourless adj. [latin odor]
abbr. Organization for economic cooperation and development.
n. S-shaped line or moulding. [apparently from *ogive]
—v. (-ling) look amorously or lecherously (at). —n. Amorous or lecherous look. [probably low german or dutch]