Definitions and meaning of oak
From Middle English ook, oke, aik, ake, from Old English āc (also as Old English ǣċ), from Proto-Germanic *aiks, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eyǵ- (“oak”).
- (General American) IPA(key): /oʊk/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /əʊk/
- enPR: ōk
- Rhymes: -əʊk
oak (countable and uncountable, plural oaks)
- (countable) A deciduous tree with distinctive deeply lobed leaves, acorns, and notably strong wood, typically of England and northeastern North America, included in genus Quercus.
- Instead there were the white of aspens, streaks of branch and slender trunk glistening from the green of leaves, and the darker green of oaks, and through the middle of this forest, from wall to wall, ran a winding line of brilliant green which marked the course of cottonwoods and willows.
- (uncountable) The wood of the oak.
- A rich brown colour, like that of oak wood.
- Any tree of the genus Quercus, in family Fagaceae.
- Any tree of other genera and species of trees resembling typical oaks of genus Quercus in some ways.
- The she-oaks in Allocasuarina and Casuarina, of family Casuarinaceae
- Lagunaria, white oak, in family Malvaceae
- Various species called silky oak, in family Proteaceae
- Toxicodendron, poison oak, in family Anacardiaceae
- Various tanbark oak or stone oak species in family Fagaceae, genera Lithocarpus and Notholithocarpus.
- The outer (lockable) door of a set of rooms in a college or similar institution. (Often in the phrase "to sport one's oak").
- 1930, Frank Richards, The Magnet, Prout's Lovely Black Eye
- It was hardly the thing for a master to sport his oak where another member of the staff was concerned.
- (wine) The flavor of oak.
- (oak tree): woak, yack (England, dialectal, possibly obsolete)
oak (not comparable)
- having a rich brown colour, like that of oak wood.
- made of oak wood or timber
- an oak table, oak beam, etc
oak (third-person singular simple present oaks, present participle oaking, simple past and past participle oaked)
- (wine, transitive) To expose to oak in order for the oak to impart its flavors.
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- A-OK, AOK, Kao, Oka, koa, oka
- a hardwood tree.
(source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)