Origin of ozabbreviation, abbreviated of obsolete Italian onza (from source Italian oncia
- An example of oz is a measurement unit for a bottle of water.
- An example of Oz is where the Tin Man lives.
Oz is an abbreviation for ounces, or is the land that Dorothy visits in The Wizard of Oz.
An unreal, magical, often bizarre place: regarded New York City as the Oz of the Northeast.
Origin of OzAfter the fantasy land Oz created by L. Frank Baum in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and other novels
Origin of OzAlteration of Aus(tralian)
oz. or oz (plural oz. or oz)
- Ounce; any of various units of weight and volume.
- Add 8 oz of flour.
- The symbol oz is used only after a number to indicate a quantity of a substance. It is usually written with a space between it and the number.
From Italian oz., abbreviation of onza.
- (colloquial) Australia.
- "Now," said the Wizard of Oz, "having created something from nothing, I will make something nothing again."
- Charge: weight 13 lb 4 oz.; gravimetric density 55.01/0.504; nature, cordite, size 30.
- In many houses, especially those where ornament is of no consequence, the rafters are now omitted, or only used at wide intervals, somewhat stouter sash-bars being adopted, and stout panes of glass (usually called 21-oz.) 12 to 18 in.
- The gold output from Ashanti amounted in 1905 to 68,259 oz., valued at 2J4,790.
- Nielsen, Kobenhavns Historie oz Beskrivelse (Copenhagen, 1877-1892); C. Bruun and P. Munch, Kobenhavn, Skrilding of dets Historie, &c. (ibid.