oration

  • 1 Oration — O*ra tion, n.[L. oratio, fr. orare to speak, utter, pray. See {Oral}, {Orison}.] An elaborate discourse, delivered in public, treating an important subject in a formal and dignified manner; especially, a discourse having reference to some special …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Oration — O*ra tion, v. i. To deliver an oration. Donne. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 oration — index bombast, declamation, diatribe, discourse, peroration, recital, speech Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 oration — (n.) late 14c., prayer, from L.L. orationem (nom. oratio) speaking, discourse, language, prayer, noun of action from pp. stem of L. orare (see ORATOR (Cf. orator)). Meaning formal speech, discourse first recorded c.1500 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 oration — *speech, address, harangue, lecture, talk, sermon, homily …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 oration — [n] speech address, chalk talk*, declamation, discourse, harangue, homily, lecture, pep talk*, pitch*, sermon, soapbox*, spiel*; concepts 266,278 Ant. print, writing …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 oration — ► NOUN ▪ a formal speech, especially one given on a ceremonial occasion. ORIGIN Latin, from orare speak, pray …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 oration — [ō rā′shən, ô rā′shən] n. [ME oracion < L oratio < orare, to speak < IE base * ōr , to speak, call > Gr ara, prayer] a formal public speech, esp. one given at a ceremony SYN. SPEECH …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 Oration — Eine Oration (von lateinisch orare, sprechen, predigen, verkündigen, beten os, der Mund) ist eine geprägte Form eines Gebetes in der christlichen Liturgie. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Herkunft 2 Form 3 Orationen im Gottesdienst …

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  • 10 oration — n. 1) to deliver an oration 2) a funeral oration * * * a funeral oration to deliver an oration …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 Oration — Ora|ti|on, die; , en [(kirchen)lat. oratio = Gebet, eigtl. = Rede] (kath. Kirche): formal strenges Abschlussgebet des Priesters nach allgemeinen Gebeten u. Gesängen. * * * Oration   [lateinisch »Gebet«, »Rede«] die, / en, lateinische Liturgie:… …

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  • 12 oration — noun Etymology: Latin oration , oratio speech, oration, from orare to plead, speak, pray; akin to Hittite ariya to consult an oracle and perhaps to Greek ara prayer Date: 1502 an elaborate discourse delivered in a formal and dignified manner …

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  • 13 oration — [[t]əre͟ɪʃ(ə)n, AM ɔːr [/t]] orations N COUNT: oft supp N An oration is a formal speech made in public. [FORMAL] ...a brief funeral oration. Syn: address …

    English dictionary

  • 14 oration — UK [əˈreɪʃ(ə)n] / US [ɔˈreɪʃ(ə)n] noun [countable] Word forms oration : singular oration plural orations formal a formal public speech, especially one that is made as part of a ceremony …

    English dictionary

  • 15 oration — /aw ray sheuhn, oh ray /, n. 1. a formal public speech, esp. one delivered on a special occasion, as on an anniversary, at a funeral, or at academic exercises. 2. a public speech characterized by a studied or elevated style, diction, or delivery …

    Universalium

  • 16 oration — noun Oration is used after these nouns: ↑funeral …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 17 oration — Synonyms and related words: address, after dinner speech, allocution, chalk talk, debate, declamation, declaration, diatribe, discourse, eulogy, exhortation, filibuster, forensic, forensic address, formal speech, funeral oration, harangue, homily …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 oration — noun an oration given in memory of McKinley Syn: speech, address, lecture, talk, homily, sermon, discourse, declamation, valedictory, salutatory; informal spiel; rare allocution …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 19 oration — noun a formal ceremonial speech …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 oration — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. speech, declamation, discourse, address. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. speech, discourse, sermon, address; see speech 3 . See Synonym Study at speech . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. speech, address,… …

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