[ oh-nahy-duh ]
/ oʊˈnaɪ də /
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noun, plural O·nei·das, (especially collectively) O·nei·da for 1.
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.
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Origin of Oneida
From the Oneida word onę·yóteʔ erected stone, the name of the main Oneida settlement, at successive locations, near which, traditionally, a large syenite boulder always appeared
Words nearby Oneida
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How to use Oneida in a sentence
Mr. Garnett is a graduate of Oneida Institute, a speaker of great pathetic eloquence, and has written several valuable pamphlets.
I answer for the four classes of my nation, and I say that Oneida shall go free!
It was an Oneida symbol; but, of course, my scouts had not set it up.
The result was that the Oneida chiefs signed a treaty inaugurating the Kayanerenh Kowa.The Myths of the North American Indians|Lewis Spence
But the Oneida experiment was too bold and strange a departure to influence the general development of modern civilization.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind|Herbert George Wells
British Dictionary definitions for Oneida
/ (əʊˈnaɪdə) /
noun plural -das or -da
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 for Oneida
from Iroquois onēyóte', literally: standing stone
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