- a member of an Iroquois people formerly inhabiting the region east of Oneida Lake.
- the Iroquoian language spoken by the Oneida Indians.
- a city in central New York.
Origin of Oneida
Examples from the Web for oneida
That instead of running into the Oneida, the Oneida ran into him.
It follows the watershed from the lake to Oneida, and clears the Mohawk Valley northward.The Trail Book
As for the old Oneida, she could not be kept within a long distance of her proper berth.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
It is stated that the Oneida Indians have organized a cornet band.
By this time the corvette Oneida had made out the state of the case.Admiral Farragut
A. T. Mahan
- Lake Oneida a lake in central New York State: part of the New York State Barge Canal system. Length: about 35 km (22 miles). Greatest width: 9 km (6 miles)
- the Oneida (functioning as plural) a North American Indian people formerly living east of Lake Ontario; one of the Iroquois peoples
- a member of this people
- the language of this people, belonging to the Iroquoian family
Word Origin and History for oneida
Iroquois tribe of upper N.Y. state, who later moved in part to Wisconsin, 1666, named for its principal settlement, from Oneida onenyote', literally "erected stone," containing -neny- "stone" and -ot- "to stand."