[ oht-n ]

  1. of, relating to, or made of oats.

  2. of or made of oatmeal.

  1. made of an oat straw.

Origin of oaten

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at oat, -en2

Words Nearby oaten

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How to use oaten in a sentence

  • Janet looked, and by the light of Will o' Wisp she could just catch sight of their little oaten pipes.

    Stories from the Ballads | Mary MacGregor
  • When the widow set before her some oaten bread and dried fish, she ate, without perceiving that none was left for her hostess.

    The Billow and the Rock | Harriet Martineau
  • "With oaten pipe the rustic maids," quoth the Woffington, improvising.

    Peg Woffington | Charles Reade
  • A loaf of oaten bread and a basin of skim milk, she had just heated, was placed before her father.

    Trevlyn Hold | Mrs. Henry Wood
  • What brains of genius have been nourished on porridge and oaten cake in this country of ours!

    The Heather-Moon | C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson

British Dictionary definitions for oaten


/ (ˈəʊtən) /

  1. made of oats or oat straw

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