- a member of a North American Indian people formerly of western Missouri, now living in northern Oklahoma.
- the Siouan language of the Osage.
- a river flowing E from E Kansas to the Missouri River in central Missouri. 500 miles (800 km) long.
Examples from the Web for osage
Much of the nation has been caught up in a tempest that resembled one of the dinner-table scenes in August: Osage County.Jian Ghomeshi’s Very Canadian Sex Scandal
October 29, 2014
Her grandfather had been a physician and healer who—according to family lore—married a descendant of the Osage or Pawnee tribes.
From there, he led groups of Kansa and Osage to scout for Spanish garrisons.
I had seen August: Osage County—the play, not the movie—and she had wanted me, which meant a lot.James Franco Uncensored: The Actor on Broadway, NYT Hate, and That Half-Naked Instagram
May 4, 2014
May Meryl Streep not surprise and win for August: Osage County and ruin the Oscar pool for us all!The Ultimate Guide to Winning Your Oscars Betting Pool
February 28, 2014
Elsewhere than in the Osage Reservation, wealth also has come to the Indians.The Book of the National Parks
Robert Sterling Yard
The remnant of their tribe was collected on the Osage, but in one season it had disappeared.The Scalp Hunters
The Osage Indians were early driven to the valley of the Arkansas river.The Choctaw Freedmen
Robert Elliott Flickinger
A band of Osage chiefs had come in to see their great Spanish father.
But settlers had gone on around them into the Osage wilderness.
- plural Osages or Osage a member of a North American Indian people formerly living in an area between the Missouri and Arkansas Rivers
- the language of this people, belonging to the Siouan family
Word Origin and History for osage
name of a group of Siouxan Indians originally from Missouri, 1690s, via French, from their self-designation Wazhazhe. The ornamental tree osage orange (Toxylon pomiferum), name first attested 1817, originally was found in their country.