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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [awrz, ohrz]
    • /ɔrz, oʊrz/
    • /ɔːr/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [awrz, ohrz]
    • /ɔrz, oʊrz/

Definitions of oars word

  • noun oars a long shaft with a broad blade at one end, used as a lever for rowing or otherwise propelling or steering a boat. 1
  • noun oars something resembling this or having a similar purpose. 1
  • noun oars a person who rows; oarsman. 1
  • verb with object oars to propel with or as if with oars; row. 1
  • verb with object oars to traverse or make (one's way) by, or as if by, rowing. 1
  • verb without object oars to row. 1

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Origin of oars

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English ore, Old English ār; cognate with Old Norse ār

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Parts of speech for Oars


oars popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 96% 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".

oars usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for oars

noun oars

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