an island in central Hawaii: third largest and most important island of the state; location of Honolulu. 589 sq. mi. (1525 sq. km).

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  • And where planes from the Oahu would shortly be helping the Josef.


    Frank M. Robinson

  • The Oahu warriors were soon routed and pursued up the valley.

    The Hawaiian Islands

    The Department of Foreign Affairs

  • At length the Island of Oahu, in which the capital Honolulu is situated, was sighted.

  • I named him after this island, "Oahu" (pronounced O-waw-hee).

    Roughing It

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

  • Next in importance, though far behind, is the island of Oahu.

    All About Coffee

    William H. Ukers

British Dictionary definitions for oahu



an island in central Hawaii: the third largest of the Hawaiian Islands. Chief town: Honolulu. Pop: 876 151 (2000). Area: 1574 sq km (608 sq miles)
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