- a word used in communications to represent the letter O.
- a male given name: from Old English words meaning “god” and “spear.”
- Military. the NATO designation for a class of nuclear-powered Soviet attack submarine armed with 24 antiship cruise missiles.
- one of a group of statuettes awarded annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for achievements in motion-picture production and performance.
Origin of Oscar2
- one of a series of small communications satellites, launched into polar orbit as piggyback passengers on U.S. launch vehicles, for unrestricted use by radio amateurs.
Origin of Oscar3
or Oskar II
- 1829–1907, king of Sweden 1872–1907; king of Norway 1872–1905.
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Contemporary Examples of oscar
And the Absinthe House has a full list: Other famous imbibers include P.T. Barnum, Oscar Wilde, and General Robert E. Lee.The Bars That Made America Great
December 28, 2014
How do you push yourself to be better when you get an Oscar for buying breakfast in the morning?
One example would be how fascinating it must be to be Martin Scorsese and have an Oscar at home for The Departed.
Then, Rogen convinces Franco to drink some contaminated water from a stream—which causes the 127 Hours Oscar nominee to dry-heave.James Franco and Seth Rogen Get ‘Naked and Afraid’… And It’s Hilarious
December 8, 2014
You even went out and bought the fabric for your own Oscar dress, which would be unthinkable for an actress to do today.All Eyes on Anjelica Huston: The Legendary Actress on Love, Abuse, and Jack Nicholson
November 10, 2014
Historical Examples of oscar
Oscar was a colley (sheep dog) which slept in a kennel in the cornyard.Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood
The bridge is down and we made Oscar run her right through the water.The Rise of Roscoe Paine
Joseph C. Lincoln
An' the best part is that my dear Oscar's so plumb ready an' willin'.
"It's you, Oscar," observes this Miss Bark, shiftin' the muzzle to him.
Oscar was out early, looking at the sky; and when he shouted “Westward ho!”The Boy Settlers
- Australian slang, rare cash; money
Word Origin for oscar
- any of several small gold statuettes awarded annually in the United States by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for outstanding achievements in filmsOfficial name: Academy Award
- (sometimes not capital)an award made in recognition of outstanding endeavour in any of various other fieldsthe TV Oscars
- (without capital) any annual award for excellence
- communications a code word for the letter o
Word Origin for Oscar
- 1829–1907, king of Sweden (1872–1907) and of Norway (1872–1905)
Word Origin and History for oscar
The statuette awarded for excellence in film acting, directing, etc., given annually since, 1928, first so called 1936. The name is said to have sprung from a 1931 remark by Margaret Herrick, secretary at Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, on seeing the statuette: "He reminds me of my Uncle Oscar." Thus the award would be named for Oscar Pierce, U.S. wheat farmer and fruit grower.
A small statue given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to winners of its annual awards. (See Academy Awards.)