oak

[ ohk ]
/ oʊk /

noun

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

Idioms

    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.

Origin of oak

before 900; Middle English ook, Old English āc; cognate with Dutch eik, German Eiche

Related forms

oak·like, adjective
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oak

/ (əʊk) /

noun

Word Origin for oak

Old English āc; related to Old Norse eik, Old High German eih, Latin aesculus
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