Definition of


  1. (noun, plant) a deciduous tree of the genus Quercus; has acorns and lobed leaves
  2. (noun, plant) the hard durable wood of any oak; used especially for furniture and flooring

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Synonyms of Oak

oak tree

Origin of the word Oak

  1. 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 Gmc. The usual I.E. base for "oak" (*derwo-/*dreu-) has become Mod.Eng. tree. Used in Biblical translations to render Heb. elah (probably usually "terebinth t… more

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Words that sound like Oak

o'casey, o.k., oas, oasis, oaxaca, oca, ochoa, ochs, ogee, oig, ois, ok, oka, okay, okeh, okey, ooze, oozy, os, os ischii, osage, osaka, osasco, osha, osseous, ouguiya, ouija, ouse, ouzo, ox, oxeye, oz., ozawa

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