Definition of Oates

1. Noun. English conspirator who claimed that there was a Jesuit plot to assassinate Charles II (1649-1705).

Exact synonyms: Titus Oates
Generic synonyms: Coconspirator, Conspirator, Machinator, Plotter

2. Noun. United States writer (born in 1938).
Exact synonyms: Joyce Carol Oates
Generic synonyms: Author, Writer

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oates

O agglutinin
O antigen
O antigens
O colony
O level
O mark
O marks
O ring
Oahu Island
Oak Leaf Cluster
Oates (current term)
Oath of Abjuration
Oaxaca de Juarez
Ob River
Obama Care
Obama mania

Literary usage of Oates

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1895)
"1693 Oates was married to a widow named Margaret Wells, a Muggle- tonian, with a jointure of ... His wife's money proved inadequate to the needs of Oates, ..."

2. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1908)
"On September 28 and the two following days Oates was examined at the Council Board. The King caught him tying, but the extent and gravity of his charges ..."

3. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Thomas Bayly Howell by Thomas Bayly Howell (1816)
"Oates. My lord, I will speak to that ; that was given to the four ruffians that were to ... Oates. One of theirs that I do not know ; and I durst not be too ..."

4. Cobbett's Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High by William Cobbett, David Jardine (1811)
"Oates. Give me leave to make my my lord, I beseech you. ... Oates. My lord, I would know what was his employment there at St. Omers ? Oates. ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Oates offered his help, and it was arranged that he should pretend to be a Boman Catholic if' ... The whole story was written by Oates in Greek characters, ..."

6. An Historical Account of the Plantation in Ulster at the Commencement of the by George Hill (1877)
"12 Bushells of Oates and one four year old unshorn mutton. Ten horses and carrs for —days ... One Bowie of Oates. One Bowie of Oates. Six Bushells of Oates. ..."

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