Oak definition

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Any of various brown shades resembling the wood of an oak in color.
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Any of numerous deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs of the genus Quercus, bearing acorns as fruit.
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The hard durable wood of any of these trees or shrubs.
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Something made of this wood.
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(countable) A tree of the genus Quercus.
  • 1912, Zane Grey, Riders of the Purple Sage, Chapter 8
    Instead there were the white of aspens, streaks of branch and slender trunk glistening from the green of leaves, and the darker green of oaks [...].
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(uncountable) The wood of the oak.
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A rich brown colour, like that of oak wood.

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(colour) Of a rich brown colour, like that of oak wood.
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Made of oak wood or timber.

An oak table, oak beam, etc.

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Consisting of oak trees.

An oak wood, oak forest, etc.

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Initialism of of a kind.

In poker, 3 OAK beats two pair.

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The wood of an oak.
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Any of various plants with oaklike leaves.
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Any of various trees or shrubs having wood or a leaf shape similar to that of certain oaks.
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Any of a genus (Quercus) of large hardwood trees and bushes of the beech family, bearing acorns.
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A wreath of oak leaves.
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Woodwork, furniture, etc. made of oak.
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Of oak; oaken.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
oak
Plural:
oaks

Origin of oak

  • Middle English ok from Old English āc

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English ook, from Old English āc, from Proto-Germanic *aiks (compare Scots aik, West Frisian iik, Dutch eik, German Eiche, Danish eg), from Proto-Indo-European *eiḱ or *eiǵ- (compare Latin aesculus (“Durmast oak"), Lithuanian ąžuolas (“oak"), Albanian enjë (“juniper, yew"), Ancient Greek αἰγίλωψ (aigilōps, “Turkey oak"))

    From Wiktionary