Oration
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 occasion, as a funeral, an anniversary, a celebration, or the like; -- distinguished from an argument in court, a popular harangue, a sermon, a lecture, etc.; as, Webster's oration at Bunker Hill. [1913 Webster]

The lord archbishop . . . made a long oration. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Address; speech. See {Harangue}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Oration — O*ra tion, v. i. To deliver an oration. Donne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • 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

  • oration — *speech, address, harangue, lecture, talk, sermon, homily …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • 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 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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

  • 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:… …   Universal-Lexikon

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