noun (plural oaks or oak) Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English ook, from Old English āc; akin to Old High German eih oak and perhaps to Greek aigilōps, a kind of oak Date: before 12th century 1. a. any of a genus (Quercus) of trees or shrubs of the beech family that produce acorns; also any of various plants related to or resembling the oaks b. the tough hard durable wood of an oak tree 2. the leaves of an oak used as decoration • oaken adjective

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  • Oak — ([=o]k), n. [OE. oke, ok, ak, AS. [=a]c; akin to D. eik, G. eiche, OHG. eih, Icel. eik, Sw. ek, Dan. eeg.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) Any tree or shrub of the genus {Quercus}. The oaks have alternate leaves, often variously lobed, and staminate… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oak — ist die Bezeichnung für: Flughafen Oakland in den Vereinigten Staaten (IATA Code) Oltener Aktionskomitee einen Vorgänger der Programmiersprache Java den russischen Luftfahrtkonzern OAK oAK bezeichnet: orale Antikoagulation Oak bezeichnet in der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • OAK — (Heb. אַלּוֹן), the main trees of Israel s natural groves and forests. The three species which grow there have in common their strong and hard wood and all attain a great height and reach a very old age. The Hebrew name, allon, means strong (Amos …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Oak — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. OAK ou Oak peuvent avoir plusieurs significations : OAK est un consortium aéronautique russe. OAK est le code AITA de l aéroport international d… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • oak — [ōk] n. [ME oke < OE ac, akin to Ger eiche < IE base * aig , oak > Gr aigilōps, a kind of oak] 1. any of a genus (Quercus) of large hardwood trees and bushes of the beech family, bearing acorns 2. the wood of an oak 3. any of various… …   English World dictionary

  • oak — oak; oak·en; oak·land; oak·land·er; oak·ling; …   English syllables

  • oak — [ ouk ] noun * count a large tree that can live for a very long time and produces small hard fruits called acorns: an ancient oak a. uncount wood from an oak tree: a solid oak table …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Oak — Oak, NE U.S. village in Nebraska Population (2000): 60 Housing Units (2000): 36 Land area (2000): 0.148115 sq. miles (0.383617 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.148115 sq. miles (0.383617 sq. km) …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • oak — (n.) O.E. ac oak tree, from P.Gmc. *aiks (Cf. O.N. eik, O.Fris., M.Du. ek, Du. eik, O.H.G. eih, Ger. Eiche), of uncertain origin with no certain cognates outside Germanic. The usual Indo European base for oak (*derwo /*dreu ) has become Modern… …   Etymology dictionary

  • oak — S3 [əuk US ouk] n [U and C] [: Old English; Origin: ac] a large tree that is common in northern countries, or the hard wood of this tree ▪ an oak door …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • oak — ► NOUN 1) a large tree which bears acorns and typically has lobed leaves and hard durable wood. 2) a smoky flavour or nose characteristic of wine aged in oak barrels. ● great oaks from little acorns grow Cf. ↑great oaks from little acorns grow… …   English terms dictionary

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