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Definitions of pledge

  1. a binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something; "an assurance of help when needed"; "signed a pledge never to reveal the secret" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. propose a toast to; "Let us toast the birthday girl!"; "Let's drink to the New Year" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. pay (an amount of money) as a contribution to a charity or service, esp. at regular intervals; "I pledged $10 a month to my favorite radio station" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a drink in honor of or to the health of a person or event Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. someone accepted for membership but not yet fully admitted to the group Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a deposit of personal property as security for a debt; "his saxophone was in pledge" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. bind or secure by a pledge Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. promise solemnly and formally; "I pledge that will honor my wife" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. bind or secure by a pledge; "I was pledged to silence" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10. pay (an amount of money) as a contribution to a charity or service, especially at regular intervals; "I pledged $10 a month to my favorite radio station" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. To promise. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. The transfer of possession of personal property from a debtor to a creditor as security for a debt or engagement; also, the contract created between the debtor and creditor by a thing being so delivered or deposited, forming a species of bailment; also, that which is so delivered or deposited; something put in pawn. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A person who undertook, or became responsible, for another; a bail; a surety; a hostage. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A hypothecation without transfer of possession. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Anything given or considered as a security for the performance of an act; a guarantee; as, mutual interest is the best pledge for the performance of treaties. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. A promise or agreement by which one binds one's self to do, or to refrain from doing, something; especially, a solemn promise in writing to refrain from using intoxicating liquors or the like; as, to sign the pledge; the mayor had made no pledges. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. A sentiment to which assent is given by drinking one's health; a toast; a health. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To deposit, as a chattel, in pledge or pawn; to leave in possession of another as security; as, to pledge one's watch. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To give or pass as a security; to guarantee; to engage; to plight; as, to pledge one's word and honor. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To secure performance of, as by a pledge. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To bind or engage by promise or declaration; to engage solemnly; as, to pledge one's self. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To invite another to drink, by drinking of the cup first, and then handing it to him, as a pledge of good will; hence, to drink the health of; to toast. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. Anything placed as a security or guarantee; a pawn; a drinking of a health as an expression of good will or a promise; an agreement or promise to do or not to do something; a token of good will. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  24. To give as security or guarantee; put in pawn; to bind by a promise; drink to the health of. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  25. A security: surety. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  26. To give as security: to engage for by promise: to invite to drink by partaking of the cup first: to drink to the health of. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  27. PLEDGER. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. Anything offered as security; solemn promise. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  29. To give as security; engage by promise; drink to the health of. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  30. To deposit as security for a loan. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. To drink the health of. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. A guaranty for the performance of an act. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. A promise. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. The drinking of a health. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. Something put in pawn as security; a security; a surety; a security given for the repayment of money or the prosecution of a suit; a drinking to the health of another. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  36. To deposit in pawn or as security; to engage by promise; to drink health to. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  37. Anything deposited as security; surety; a promise solemnly given; in politics, profession of principles; a warrant given, as one's faith or word; a hostage; a drinking to the health of. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  38. To warrant; to deposit as security; to engage by promise or declaration; to drink to the health of another. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  39. In the law of bailment. A bailment of goods to a creditor as security for some debt or engagement. A bailment or delivery of goods by a debtor to his creditor, to be kept till the debt lie discharged. Story, Bailm. thelawdictionary.org
  40. See LOAN . biblestudytools.com
  41. plej, n. something given as a security: one who becomes surety for another: a sentiment of goodwill or friendship expressed by drinking together.--v.t. to give as security: to engage for by promise: to invite to drink by partaking of the cup first: to drink to the health of.--ns. PLEDGEE', the person to whom a thing is pledged; PLEDG'ER.--PLEDGE CARD, a card given, as a remembrancer, to a person who has signed the total abstinence pledge; PLEDGE CUP, a cup for drinking pledges.--HOLD IN PLEDGE, to keep as security; PUT IN PLEDGE, to pawn; TAKE, or SIGN, THE PLEDGE, to give a written promise to abstain from intoxicating liquor. [O. Fr. plege (Fr. pleige); prob. L. præb[=e]re, to afford.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  42. Thing handed over to person as security (cf. REPLEVIN) for fulfilment of contract, payment of debt, &c., & liable to forfeiture in case of failure; thing put in pawn; (fig.) one\'s child; thing given as token of favour &c. or of something to come; drinking of a health, toast; promise, as under p. of secrecy; solemn engagement to abstain from intoxicants, as take, sign, keep, the p.; state of being pledged, as goods lying in p., taken out of p. [middle English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  43. Deposit as security, pawn; (fig.) plight (one\'s honour, word, &c.); drink to the health of. Hence pledgeable a. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  44. n. [French, Italian, Anglo-Saxon, Latin, Greek] Something put in pawn, or deposited as a security for a debt or engagement; a gage; a surety; hostage; bail;—a promise; a profession of principles;—a written promise or agreement;—act of drinking to the health of; invitation to drink. Cabinet Dictionary

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