- pl. -·das or -·da a member of a North American Indian people living originally near Oneida Lake in New York and now also in Wisconsin and Ontario
- the Iroquoian language of this people
Origin of Oneida; from Iroquois Oneiute, literally , standing rock
nounpl. Oneida or O·nei·das
- A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting central New York south of Oneida Lake, with present-day populations in Wisconsin, New York, and Ontario. The Oneida are one of the original members of the Iroquois confederacy.
- The Iroquoian language of the Oneida.
Origin of OneidaOneida onę·yóte&qnodot;, erected stone, a village name.
A city of central New York east-northeast of Syracuse. The Oneida Community, a Utopian society established in 1848 by John Humphrey Noyes, was nearby. It prospered through its manufacture of silverware and was reorganized in 1881 as a joint stock company.