- a solemn promise or pledge, esp. one made to God or a god, dedicating oneself to an act, service, or way of life
- a solemn promise of love and fidelity: marriage vows
- a solemn affirmation or assertion
Origin of vowMiddle English vou from Old French from Classical Latin votum: see vote
- to promise solemnly
- to make a solemn resolution to do, get, etc.
- to declare emphatically, earnestly, or solemnly