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oak

English

Etymology

From Middle English ook, oke, aik, ake, from Old English ?c (also as Old English ??), from Proto-Germanic *aiks, from Proto-Indo-European *h?ey?- (oak).

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /o?k/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /??k/
  • enPR: ?k
  • Rhymes: -??k

Noun

oak (countable and uncountable, plural oaks)

  1. (countable) A deciduous tree with distinctive deeply lobed leaves, acorns, and notably strong wood, typically of England and northeastern North America, included in genus Quercus.
    • 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, and through the middle of this forest, from wall to wall, ran a winding line of brilliant green which marked the course of cottonwoods and willows.
  2. (uncountable) The wood of the oak.
  3. A rich brown colour, like that of oak wood.
  4. Any tree of the genus Quercus, in family Fagaceae.
  5. Any tree of other genera and species of trees resembling typical oaks of genus Quercus in some ways.
    1. The she-oaks in Allocasuarina and Casuarina, of family Casuarinaceae
    2. Lagunaria, white oak, in family Malvaceae
    3. Various species called silky oak, in family Proteaceae
    4. Toxicodendron, poison oak, in family Anacardiaceae
    5. Various tanbark oak or stone oak species in family Fagaceae, genera Lithocarpus and Notholithocarpus.
  6. The outer (lockable) door of a set of rooms in a college or similar institution. (Often in the phrase "to sport one's oak").
    • 1930, Frank Richards, The Magnet, Prout's Lovely Black Eye
      It was hardly the thing for a master to sport his oak where another member of the staff was concerned.
    • The New Sporting Magazine (volume 15, page 23)
      The vesper bell had rung its parting note; the domini were mostly caged in comfortable quarters, discussing the merits of old port; and the merry student had closed his oak, to consecrate the night to friendship, sack, and claret.
  7. (wine) The flavor of oak.

Alternative forms

  • (oak tree): woak, yack (England, dialectal, possibly obsolete)

Hypernyms

  • (oak tree): tree

Meronyms

  • (oak tree): acorn

Derived terms

Translations

Adjective

oak (not comparable)

  1. having a rich brown colour, like that of oak wood.
  2. made of oak wood or timber
    an oak table, oak beam, etc

Synonyms

  • (made of oak): oaken

Translations

Verb

oak (third-person singular simple present oaks, present participle oaking, simple past and past participle oaked)

  1. (wine, transitive) To expose to oak in order for the oak to impart its flavors.

Derived terms

See also

Further reading

  • oak on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • oak at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams

  • A-OK, AOK, Kao, Oka, koa, oka

oak From the web:

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  • what oak trees produce acorns
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oak in Examples From Wordnik

  • "An _oaken_ cask," signifies an _oak_ cask, or a cask _of oak_; i.e. a cask _made_ of oak; but a _beer_ cask, and a cask _of beer_, are two different things.
  • "Then the _oak_ is such a blessing," he exclaimed with peculiar fervour, clasping his hands, and repeating often -- "the oak is such a blessing!" slowly and in a solemn tone.
  • The term _oak_ is used in several places in Scripture, but nowhere does it appear to refer to the oak as we know it -- _our indigenous oak_.
  • Among these, the prevailing tree was the evergreen oak, (which, by way of distinction, we call the _live - oak_;) and with these occurred frequently a new species of oak bearing
  • III. iii.210 (440,8) To seel her father's eyes up, close as oak] There is little relation between _eyes_ and _oak_.
  • Right now, I think the oak is a little too noticeable, but this is still a young wine so that rawness will probably fade.
  • Right now, I think the oak is a little too noticeable, but this is still a young wine so that rawness will probably fade.
  • Right now, I think the oak is a little too noticeable, but this is still a young wine so that rawness will probably fade.
  • On a medium-bodied, somewhat creamy palate, the oak is a little raw for my taste and isn't balanced by that timid fruit.
  • When I think of the Commonwealth I see a shady little group of these small saplings which we called the oak parlor; when I think of George


chestnut

English

Etymology

Formerly chesten nut, from Middle English chesten, Middle English chesteyne, chasteine, from Old English ?isten and reinforced by Old French chastaigne, both from Latin cast?nea, from Ancient Greek ????????? (kastáneia).

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /?t??s.n?t/, /?t??st.n?t/

Noun

chestnut (countable and uncountable, plural chestnuts)

  1. A tree or shrub of the genus Castanea.
  2. A nut of this tree or shrub.
  3. (uncountable) A dark, reddish-brown colour, as seen on the fruit of the chestnut tree.
  4. A reddish-brown horse.
  5. (uncountable) The wood of a chestnut tree.
  6. An old joke; a worn-out meme, phrase, ploy, etc. so often repeated as to have grown tiresome or ineffective (often in the phrase "old chestnut").
  7. A round or oval horny plate found on the inner side of the leg of a horse or other animal, similar to a birthmark on a human.
    Synonym: night eye
  8. (Britain) The horse-chestnut.

Synonyms

  • (tree): chestnut tree

Derived terms

Descendants

  • ? Gujarati: ??????? (ces?ana?)

Translations

Adjective

chestnut (not comparable)

  1. Of a deep reddish-brown colour, like that of a chestnut.

Translations

Related terms

  • castanet

See also

  • chestnut on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • Chesnutt

chestnut From the web:

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  • what chestnuts are edible
  • what chestnut good for
  • what chestnuts look like
  • what chestnuts taste like
  • what chestnuts do you roast
  • what chestnuts are safe to eat

chestnut in Examples From Wordnik

  • This is, to repeat the old Wittgenstein chestnut below, like the sunset: It “looks like” the sun is setting, when in reality the earth is turning on its axis.
  • The "we're descending into an ice age" chestnut is actually a great demonstration of how well science works.
  • I do like chestnuts too, usually eaten with pasta or in chestnut flavour Kit-Kats, which have an almost coffee-like flavour and are well worth hunting down.
  • “It is an evolution of the old chestnut from the 20th century, if you like Socialism so much why don1t you go and live in Russia!”
  • “It is an evolution of the old chestnut from the 20th century, if you like Socialism so much why don1t you go and live in Russia!”
  • There's also this chestnut from the post-election spin: If Bush has misjudged the public appetite for an ambitious conservative agenda, he is not the only one.
  • National Language - this old chestnut is being revived in certain sectors, with same old pros and cons.
  • National Language - this old chestnut is being revived in certain sectors, with same old pros and cons.
  • Buildings are clad in English chestnut shingles and the deck, which connects the three classrooms, can be used as an outdoor teaching environment when weather permits.
  • In that case, fungus called chestnut blight brought in from Asia caused the devastation.

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