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Oak appears in the following tongue twister:

  • In pine tar is. In oak none is. In mud eels are. In clay none is.
    (If read fast, it sounds like gibberish.)

Oak appears in the following pangram (a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • Bored? Craving a pub quiz fix? Why, just come to the Royal Oak! (Used to advertise a pub quiz in Bowness-on-Windermere; 47 letters)
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Oak is sometimes a misspelling of folk.

The word oak is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun oak

What does oak mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: oaks / oak (less preferred form)

  1. the hard durable wood of any oak; used especially for furniture and flooring
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • more generic word: wood = the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
    • more specific terms:
      • fumed oak = oak given a weathered appearance by exposure to fumes of ammonia
      • holm oak = hard wood of the holm oak tree
    • substance of: oak tree = a deciduous tree of the genus Quercus
  2. a deciduous tree of the genus Quercus; has acorns and lobed leaves

Alternative definition of the noun oak


  1. [countable] An oak tree.
  2. [uncountable] The wood of the oak.
  3. A rich brown colour, like that of oak wood.

Definition of the adjective oak

What does oak mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. Made from the wood of the oak tree
  2. (colour) of a rich brown colour, like that of oak wood.


  1. Oak is a village in Nuckolls County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 66 at the 2010 census.
  2. Oak a.k.a. Oakland International Airport is a public airport five miles south of downtown Oakland, in Alameda County, California, United States. It is owned by the Port of Oakland. It is one of three international airports in the San Francisco Bay Area. The airport has passenger service to destinations in the United States, as well as Mexico and Europe. Cargo flights fly to destinations in the United States, Canada and Japan. OAK is the closest airport to the San Francisco financial district—both geographically and by public transit.
  3. Oak is a Venue in New Orleans.
    • also known as Oak Wine Bar, New Orleans; Oak, New Orleans; Oak Wine Bar
  4. Oak is an RTD light rail station in Lakewood, Colorado, United States. The station is part of the new W Line which was built as part of the FasTracks expansion. It opened in April, 2013 and is operated by the Regional Transportation District.
  5. Oak was a station on the Chicago Transit Authority's North Side Main Line, which is now part of the Brown Line. The station was located at 319 W. Oak Street in the Near North Side neighborhood of Chicago. Oak was situated south of Division, which closed at the same time as Oak, and north of Chicago. Oak opened in 1906 and closed on August 1, 1949, along with 22 other stations as part of a CTA service revision.

There are other places with in their name, like Ale Oak, Bur Oak, Oak Bay, Oak Run, Pin Oak, Red Oak, Wye Oak, Bent Oak, Burr Oak, Fair Oak, Glen Oak, Live Oak, Lone Oak, Oak City, Oak Flat, Oak Glen, Oak Hall, Oak Hill, Oak Lake and Oak Lawn.


  1. Oak: Warren Felder is a songwriter.
  2. Oak is a Russian record producer from Saint-Petersburg.
  3. Oak a.k.a. Tom O'Connor: Tom O'Connor is a screenwriter.
  4. Oak a.k.a. Thanachot Onjanpresert: Thanachot Onjanprasert is an actor.

There are other people with in their name, like Oak Harl, Anant Oak, P. N. Oak, Raven Oak, Smita Oak, Y. N. Oak, Girija Oak, Girish Oak, Mayank Oak, Milind Oak and many others.


  1. Oak was an English folk band in the early 1970s; it had a major influence on folk revival in the UK, despite being together for only two years.
  2. Oak a.k.a. Öäk is a musical group.
  3. Oak is a musical group.
    • albums: "II", "Oak"
  4. Oak is a musical group.
    • album: "Seventeen-Eighteen"
    • official website:

There are other groups with in their name, like Of Oak, Wye Oak, Good Oak, I Am Oak, Black Oak, Barren Oak, Mondrian Oak, Northern Oak, Oak Pantheon, Black Dirt Oak, Oak is Keeping, Live Oak Decline, Black Oak Arkansas, The Oak Creek Band, The Oak Ridge Boys, Among the Oak & Ash, Stone Oak Cosmonaut and Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra.


Oak is a fictional character from the 2001 film The Living Forest and from the 2008 film Spirit of the Forest.


  1. "Oak" a.k.a. "K" is a musical album of K & Öäk.
    • released on (11 years ago)
  2. "Oak" is a musical album of Oak.
    • released in (7 years ago)


"Oak" a.k.a. "The Oak" is a 1992 Romanian drama film directed by Lucian Pintilie. It was screened out of competition at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival.


  1. Oak a.k.a. Java is a general-purpose computer programming language that is concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, and specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible. It is intended to let application developers "write once, run anywhere", meaning that code that runs on one platform does not need to be recompiled to run on another. Java applications are typically compiled to bytecode that can run on any Java virtual machine regardless of computer architecture. Java is, as of 2014, one of the most popular programming languages in use, particularly for client-server web applications, with a reported 9 million developers. Java was originally developed by James Gosling at Sun Microsystems and released in 1995 as a core component of Sun Microsystems' Java platform. The language derives much of its syntax from C and C++, but it has fewer low-level facilities than either of them.
    • read more about Java
  2. Oak a.k.a. The Oakland Raiders are a professional American football franchise based in Oakland, California. The Raiders began play in 1960 as a member of the American Football League; they have been members of the National Football League since the 1970 AFL–NFL merger. As of the 2014 season, the Raiders belong to the West division of the American Football Conference. Over the span of fifty-four seasons, the Raiders have experienced considerable success. Entering the 2014 season the Raiders have an all-time regular season record of 434–375–11, with a playoff record of 25–18.
    • also known as The Raiders, The Silver and Black, The Men in Black, America's Most Wanted, The World's Team, The Team of the Decades, The Nation, The Oakland Traitors
    • official website:
  3. Oak is used in winemaking to vary the color, flavor, tannin profile and texture of wine. It can be introduced in the form of a barrel during the fermentation or aging periods, or as free-floating chips or staves added to wine fermented in a vessel like stainless steel. Oak barrels can impart other qualities to wine through evaporation and low level exposure to oxygen.
    • also known as Wine barrel
  4. The OAK brand first emerged in 1903 in Newcastle, NSW. It was known as the Hunter Valley milk brand and made its name as a flavoured milk brand in 1967. The brand was launched into Queensland, South Australia and Victoria in 1998 - deleted in Victoria by 2007 and relaunched in 2010. Oak continues to use full cream milk in its core products.
  5. Oak was a programming language created by James Gosling in 1991, initially for Sun Microsystems set-top box project. The language later evolved to become Java.

Phrases with Oak

Phrases starting with the word Oak:

  1. oak tag
  2. Oak-Tag

Phrases ending with the word Oak:

  1. Ajo Oak
  2. bur oak
  3. cow oak
  4. pin oak
  5. red oak
  6. sea oak
  7. she-oak
  8. bear oak
  9. Blue Oak
  10. Bull-Oak
  11. burr oak
  12. Cape Oak
  13. cork oak
  14. Deer Oak
  15. Gray Oak
  16. holm oak
  17. iron oak
  18. jack oak

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Oak

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Google previewThe Trivium (2002)

The Liberal Arts of Logic, Grammar, and Rhetoric by Sister Miriam Joseph, Marguerite McGlinn

EXAMPLES: Expanded enthymemes An oak is a plant because it is a tree. Expansion a S M d u An oak is a tree. S a M Figure 1 M P d u A tree is a plant. M a P Mood A A A S P d u An oak is a plant. S a P Valid Since this enthymeme thus ...

Google previewThe Universal Dictionary of Trade and Commerce, with Large Additions and Improvements, Adapting the Same to the Present State of British Affairs in America Since the Last Treaty of Peace Made in the Year 1763; with Great Variety of New Remarks and Illustrations Incorporated Throughout the Whole: Together with Every Thing Essential that is Contained in Savary's Dictionary: Also, All the Material Laws of Trade and Navigation Relating to These Kingdoms and the Customs and Usages to which All Traders are Subject (1774)

by Malachy Postlethwayt

OAK A K. The oak is a tree, knot'vn to all the world, as well because of it's durableness, as for the different uses made of it.

Google previewField Guide to the Piedmont (2012)

The Natural Habitats of America's Most Lived-in Region, From New York City to Montgomery, Alabama by Michael A. Godfrey

White oak is the mainstay of the mature canopy throughout the Piedmont.

Google previewQuality (2011)

Its Definition and Measurement As Applied to the Medically Ill by Ivan Barofsky

an oak is a plant, and a tree is a plant) which can be ...

Google previewTennyson and Tradition (1979)

by Robert Pattison

Simeon Stylites is an invective satire in the Roman tradition, The Talking Oak is a gentle comedy that reminds one of As You Like It.12 Once again, the English landscape made familiar by the first idylls is employed, and the idyll ...

Google previewArboretum Et Fruticetum Britannicum (1844)

Or, The Trees and Shrubs of Britain, Native and Foreign, Hardy and Half-hardy, Pictorially and Botanically Delineated, and Scientifically and Popularly Described; with Their Propagation, Culture, Management, and Uses in the Arts, in Useful and Ornamental Plantations, and in Landscape-gardening; Preceded by a Historical and Geographical Outline of the Trees and Shrubs of Temperate Climates Throughout the World by John Claudius Loudon

The Rake's Wood Oak is a very old tree, and has lost many of its branches, and several feet of its height. It is now about 55 ft. high,

Google previewComputer Applications – 10

by Surjeet Singh

X Oak is the subclass of both Tree and Plant classes. Now, if we consider the IS- A...

Google previewFarmers' Bulletin (1963)

Shinnery oak is a low. spreading shrub. It grows in sandy areas, and is primarily found in western Okla- 1 Quercus havardii and others. - Q. gambcllii and others. homa, western Texas, and eastern New Mexico. Scrub oak is a shrub or small ...

Google previewDay's Collacon: an Encyclopaedia of Prose Quotations (1884)

Consisting of Beautiful Thoughts, Choice Extracts and Sayings, of the Most Eminent Writers of All Nations, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time, Together with a Comprehensive Biographical Index of Authors, and an Alphabetical List of Subjects Quoted

A lofty oak is an agreeable object that invariably produces a pleasant emotion. Karnes. The oak is the emblem of honor ; its leaves are often used to form a wreath for the victor's brow. James Ellis. The oak is confessedly the most picturesque ...

Google previewThe Trouble with Culture (2007)

How Computers Are Calming the Culture Wars by F. Allan Hanson

For example, from the propositions "An oak is a kind of tree" and "A tree is a kind of plant," the computer could automatically generate the further proposition "An oak is a kind of plant"; (Berners-Lee, Hendler, and Lassila 2002, Schwartz 2002).

Google previewState Botanical Symbols (2013)

by Alan McPherson

White oak is a long lived and slow growing hardwood tree (Fagaceae), commonly found throughout Maryland and nearly the entire eastern half of the United States. The valued oak is found on ridges, in valleys and lowlands, mostly on deep, ...

Google previewAppletons Dictionary of Machines, Mechanics, Engine-work, and Engineering Illustrated with Four Thousand Engravings on Wood (1852)

Oak is a most valuable wood for ship-building, carpentry, frames, and works requiring great strength or exposure to the weather; also for the staves of casks, spokes of wheels generally, and the naves of wagon-wheels, for tree-nails, and ...

Google previewAppleton's Dictionary of Machines, Mechanics, Enginework, and Engineering (1869)

Oak is a most valuable wood for ship-building, carpentry, frames, and works requiring great strength or exposure to the weather; also for the staves of casks, spokes of wheels generally, and the naves of wagon-wheels, for tree-nails, and ...

Google previewHardwood Record (1912)

White oak is the best seller in the market. There is also a fine demand for furniture and vehicle manufacturing hardwoods. BALTIMORE There have been no developments in the hardwood trade of the last two weeks which would warrant any ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1842)

Twelve Yea", Flour 1 l l J first nittocks 1 Live t East India teak [Molding saul J5 Second futtocks Greenheart Mono 5 and English African oak ' lich Transomg, kmghb East lntlm teak J}; English . African oak First Class. Ten Years. Live oak and red ...

Google previewLexicon Pharmaceuticum, Or a Pharmaceutical Dictionary (1828)

Comprehending the Pharmacopoeias of London, Edinburgh, and Dublin, with a Variety of Other Useful Information Relative to Medicine and Pharmacy, Designed Expressly for the Use of Students by Thomas Castle

The Pharma- copoeial name of the Common British Oak; or Querent Robur of the Edinburgh Pharmacopaeia, and of Linnaens.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis, or, Universal dictionary of arts, sciences, and literature (1820)

OAK,/, [ac, aec, Sax.] The general name of a well- known hard-wooded forest- tree, much cultivated for the purpose of timber; particularly in sliip-building, and in other cases where much exposure to the weather is required. For the various ...

Google previewLexicon Medicum, Or, Medical Dictionary (1845)

Containing an Explanation of the Terms in Anatomy, Botany, Chemistry, Materia Medica, Midwifery, Mineralogy, Pharmacy, Physiology, Practice of Physic, Surgery, and the Various Branches of Natural Philosophy Connected with Medicine ... by Robert Hooper

Laurifolia-swamp willow oak. of cinchonina. A saline, combination of sulphuric obtusiloba. acid, with the active principle of cinchona bark. See - Division 2. | Cinchonina. Follis-breviter lobatis. | Quinine, sulphate# See Quininae sulphas.

Google previewArchitect's Illustrated Pocket Dictionary (2012)

by Nikolas Davies, Erkki Jokiniemi

oak [Quercus spp.] a group of tough, hard, heavy hardwoods of the temperate climates ranging in colour from light tan to pink or brown; used in construction and decoration, for interiors, flooring, boat-building, plywood and raw cork ( produced ...

Google previewA popular technical dictionary of commercial and general information (1885)

OAK. 417 own country is so remarkable is derived from the Quercus robur, a deciduous forest-tree of majestic proportions and fine form — straight and lofty when young, gnarled and contorted when old, its timber increasing in hardness and ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2014)

Volume 8: Environment by Martin Melosi

Live oak trees produce a prodigious annual crop of acorns that are highly favored by squirrels, turkeys, bears, and other animals. It is not uncommon for squirrels to bury the acorns and forget them, thus planting the next generation of live oaks.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Entomology (2008)

by John L. Capinera

oak galls) were used to make inks and dyes, and to tan leather. Although galling insects are usually not considered pests, certain species can reach outbreak levels and cause either ...

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Quotes about Oak

To an oak seedling, even a shrub looks huge.
To a seasoned oak, even a banyan is dwarf.
One’s age advancing, heroes are disappearing.
The aging gives the ego thickenings.
30.03.2010 (Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar)
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Scrabble value of O1A1K5

The value of this 3-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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