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Definitions of oak

  1. a deciduous tree of the genus Quercus; has acorns and lobed leaves; "great oaks grow from little acorns" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Any tree or shrub of the genus Quercus. The oaks have alternate leaves, often variously lobed, and staminate flowers in catkins. The fruit is a smooth nut, called an acorn, which is more or less inclosed in a scaly involucre called the cup or cupule. There are now recognized about three hundred species, of which nearly fifty occur in the United States, the rest in Europe, Asia, and the other parts of North America, a very few barely reaching the northern parts of South America and Africa. Many of the oaks form forest trees of grand proportions and live many centuries. The wood is usually hard and tough, and provided with conspicuous medullary rays, forming the silver grain. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The strong wood or timber of the oak. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A tree of many species, found in all parts of the world, and noted for its peculiar fruit, the acorn; the wood of this tree; any of several plants resembling the oak in foliage. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. A tree of many species, the most famous of which is the British oak, so valuable for its timber. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Genus of timber trees. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. Oak, oaken. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. A hard wood, acorn bearing tree; also its wood. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. A well-known tree of the genus quercus, much esteemed for its stateliness and its timber. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. A tree of many species; also its wood, used in shipbuilding and for many other purposes, noted for its hardness and durability. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. consisting of or made of wood of the oak tree; "a solid oak table"; "the old oaken bucket" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. oaken. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for oak

  1. The strong oak resisted his shaking and pulling. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. And the boar went into a bush still farther off, and the wolf went behind an oak and the bear got down from the tree, and climbed up into a bigger one, and the hare ran right away. – Cossack Fairy Tales and Folk Tales by Anonymous
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