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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ohk]
    • /oʊk/
    • /əʊk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ohk]
    • /oʊk/

Definitions of oak word

  • noun oak any tree or shrub belonging to the genus Quercus, of the beech family, bearing the acorn as fruit. 1
  • noun oak the hard, durable wood of such a tree, used in making furniture and in construction. 1
  • noun oak the leaves of this tree, especially as worn in a chaplet. 1
  • noun oak anything made of the wood of this tree, as an item of furniture, a door, etc. 1
  • idioms oak sport one's oak, British. (of a university student) to indicate that one is not at home to visitors by closing the outer door of one's lodgings. 1
  • noun oak A tree that bears acorns as fruit, and typically has lobed deciduous leaves . Oaks are common in many north temperate forests and are an important source of hard and durable wood used chiefly in construction, furniture, and (formerly) shipbuilding. 1

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Origin of oak

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English ook, Old English āc; cognate with Dutch eik, German Eiche

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Oak


oak popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 99% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

oak usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for oak

noun oak

  • stage — a single step or degree in a process; a particular phase, period, position, etc., in a process, development, or series.
  • amphitheater — An amphitheater is a large open area surrounded by rows of seats sloping upward. Amphitheaters were built mainly in Greek and Roman times for the performance of plays.
  • arena — An arena is a place where sports, entertainments, and other public events take place. It has seats around it where people sit and watch.
  • auditorium — An auditorium is the part of a theatre or concert hall where the audience sits.
  • barn — A barn is a building on a farm in which crops or animal food can be kept.

Antonyms for oak

noun oak

  • beginning — The beginning of an event or process is the first part of it.
  • opening — an open or clear space.
  • start — to begin or set out, as on a journey or activity.

Top questions with oak

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