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

Definitions of oaks word

  • noun oaks any tree or shrub belonging to the genus Quercus, of the beech family, bearing the acorn as fruit. 1
  • noun oaks the hard, durable wood of such a tree, used in making furniture and in construction. 1
  • noun oaks the leaves of this tree, especially as worn in a chaplet. 1
  • noun oaks anything made of the wood of this tree, as an item of furniture, a door, etc. 1
  • idioms oaks 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 oaks Plural form of oak. 1

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Origin of oaks

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

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Parts of speech for Oaks


oaks 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".

oaks usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for oaks

noun oaks

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