Chief island of the Hawaiian Islands: 600 sq mi (1,554 sq km); chief city, Honolulu.
Webster's New World
An island of central Hawaii between Molokai and Kauai. It is the chief island of the state, with major tourist areas, including Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head, and a US naval base at Pearl Harbor.
Oahu Sentence Examples
In 1907 there were vanilla plantations in the islands of Oahu and Hawaii.
The Mormons claim more than 4000 adherents, whose principal settlement is at Laie, on the north-east shore of Oahu; the first Mormon missionaries came to the islands in 1850.
The boys in the industrial school (1902) at Waialee, on the island of Oahu, are taught useful trades.
On one occasion (July 1839) French officers abrogated the laws (particularly against the importation of liquor), dictated treaties, extorted $20,000 and by force of arms procured privileges for Roman Catholic 1 priests in the country; and at another time (February 1843) a British officer, Captain Paulet of the " Carysfort," went so far as to take possession of Oahu and establish a commission for its government.
Honolulu is a harbor city at the southern end of Oahu, the most visited island of the Hawaiian archipelago.