Definition of oz

 (Entry 1 of 3)

ounce; ounces

Oz

noun
\ ˈäz How to pronounce Oz (audio) \

Definition of Oz (Entry 2 of 3)

: an ideal or fantastical place a wacky Oz of a restaurant, an amiable blend of foolishness and innocence and freshness— Colman Andrews

Oz

biographical name
\ ˈäz How to pronounce Oz (audio) , ˈōz \

Definition of Oz (Entry 3 of 3)

Amos 1939–2018 born Amos Klausner Israeli writer

First Known Use of oz

Noun

1931, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for oz

Abbreviation

obsolete Italian onza (now oncia)

Noun

from Oz, mythical land in a series of books by L. Frank Baum

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3 Sep 2020

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“Oz.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oz. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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Oz

noun
How to pronounce Oz (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of Oz

British, informal used as a name for Australia

Kids Definition of oz.

1 ounce
2 ounces

Medical Definition of oz

ounce; ounces

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