noun, plural O·nei·das, (especially collectively) O·nei·da for 1.
Origin of Oneida
Examples from the Web for oneida
The Oneida Community made its fortune by first sinking forty thousand dollars in training a set of young men as machinists.History of American Socialisms|John Humphrey Noyes
They went walking down by the river to Oneida Springs, and drank some of the sulphur water that tasted like rotten eggs.Half Portions|Edna Ferber
That he stopped his engines and blew his whistle, in order to show that he was ready to offer any needed assistance to the Oneida.
Every year representatives from the Oneida tribe of Indians visited him.Eighty Years And More; Reminiscences 1815-1897|Elizabeth Cady Stanton
She then passed under the Oneida's stern, delivering a raking fire, and severely wounding Commander Mullany, who lost an arm.The Gulf and Inland Waters|A. T. Mahan
noun plural -das or -da
Word Origin for Oneida
Iroquois tribe of upper N.Y. state, who later moved in part to Wisconsin, 1666, named for its principal settlement, from Oneida onenyote', literally "erected stone," containing -neny- "stone" and -ot- "to stand."