Definition of oak
1a : any of a genus (Quercus) of trees or shrubs of the beech family that produce acorns; also : any of various plants related to or resembling the oaksb : the tough hard durable wood of an oak tree
2 : the leaves of an oak used as decoration
oakenplay \ˈō-kən\ adjective
Examples of oak in a Sentence
Tall oaks line the street.
The table is solid oak.
The cabinets are made of oak.
Recent Examples of oak from the Web
Coincidentally, one of the largest oak trees ever, the Locke Breaux Live Oak lived nearby, according to the stchralesgov.net site.
The Kansas City-style ribs, smoked over hickory and post oak, were also a winner.
Scientists, foresters, naturalists and environmental organizations in the upper Midwest have launched a series of initiatives to restore what remains of the bur and white oak savanna ecosystems and woodlands.
Mezcal, produced only in Oaxaca, Durango, Guanajuato, Guerrero, San Luis Potosí, Tamaulipas, Zacatecas, Michoacan and Puebla in Mexico, can be oak-aged like tequila and offered as a reposado or anejo mezcal, often commanding a higher price.
After the depositions, Avner saw Raduenz’s three Bronze Stars with oak leaf clusters, honors rarely given back then.
Both had the massive oak tree along the left of the par 5 that normally plays as No. 7 to deal with.
With over 100 feet of deep water frontage and the benefits of over 3,400 square feet, the wonderful four-bedroom, three and one-half bath home sits on almost one acre and is dressed in Austin stone, wrapped with oak and trimmed in redwood.
The wine extended well into the complex territory of tobacco, smoke and leather, with a touch of vanilla from its long rest in old American oak vats.
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Origin and Etymology of oak
Middle English ook, from Old English āc; akin to Old High German eih oak and perhaps to Greek aigilōps, a kind of oak
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
OAK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of oak for English Language Learners
: a type of tree that grows in northern parts of the world and that produces acorns
: the wood of an oak tree
OAK Defined for Kids
Definition of oak for Students
: a tree or shrub that produces acorns and has tough wood much used for furniture and flooring
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