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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

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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


cypress

English

Alternative forms

  • cypres (obsolete)

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation, US) IPA(key): /?sa?.p??s/
  • Homophone: Cyprus

Etymology 1

From Old French cipres (French cyprès), from Ancient Greek ?????????? (kupárissos), probably from an unknown Mediterranean Pre-Greek language; compare Hebrew ??????? (g?p?er), the name of the tree whose wood was used to make the ark (Genesis. vi:14).

Noun

cypress (plural cypresses)

  1. An evergreen coniferous tree with flattened shoots bearing small scale-like leaves, whose dark foliage is sometimes associated with mourning, in family Cupressaceae, especially the genera Cupressus and Chamaecyparis.
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

Noun

cypress

  1. Alternative form of Cyprus (type of fabric)

References

  • cypress on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Cupressus on Wikispecies.Wikispecies
  • Chamaecyparis on Wikispecies.Wikispecies

Swedish

Noun

cypress c

  1. cypress

Declension

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cypress in Examples From Wordnik

  • † Some Bible translations use the term cypress or cedar wood, a softwood from a coniferous tree.
  • † Some Bible translations use the term cypress or cedar wood, a softwood from a coniferous tree.
  • † Some Bible translations use the term cypress or cedar wood, a softwood from a coniferous tree.
  • † Some Bible translations use the term cypress or cedar wood, a softwood from a coniferous tree.
  • And the Christian men, that dwell beyond the sea, in Greece, say that the tree of the cross, that we call cypress, was of that tree that Adam ate the apple off; and that find they written.
  • Standing cypress is very similar but more wildflower-esque and doesn’t spread rapidly like the vine (an annual but it seeds profusely).
  • The Master said, “When the year becomes cold, then we know how the pine and the cypress are the last to lose their leaves.”
  • A lot of it cypress, red cypress, which is — doesn't rot very easy.
  • The cypress is an evergreen tree, associated with death and often planted in cemeteries.
  • The cypress is an evergreen tree, associated with death and often planted in cemeteries.

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