IPA: ˈoʊk


  • (countable) A deciduous tree with distinctive deeply lobed leaves, acorns, and notably strong wood, typically of England and northeastern North America, included in genus Quercus.
  • (uncountable) The wood of the oak.
  • A rich brown colour, like that of oak wood.
  • Any tree of the genus Quercus, in family Fagaceae.
  • Any tree of other genera and species of trees resembling typical oaks of genus Quercus in some ways.
  • The she-oaks in Allocasuarina and Casuarina, of family Casuarinaceae
  • Lagunaria, white oak, in family Malvaceae
  • Various species called silky oak, in family Proteaceae
  • Toxicodendron, poison oak, in family Anacardiaceae
  • Various tanbark oak or stone oak species in family Fagaceae, genera Lithocarpus and Notholithocarpus.
  • The outer (lockable) door of a set of rooms in a college or similar institution. (Often in the phrase sport one's oak.)
  • (wine) The flavor of oak.


  • (wine, transitive) To expose to oak in order for the oak to impart its flavors.


  • having a rich brown colour, like that of oak wood.
  • made of oak wood or timber

Examples of "oak" in Sentences

  • There are many oak trees in the park.
  • The primate of plants was the oak tree.
  • Also, Delany planted an oak sapling from Kildare.
  • The chief tree of the northern forests is the oak.
  • Do you know the parable of the oak tree and the reed
  • An infestation of the larvae can defoliate an oak tree.
  • It is for the wood nymph or dryad, who lived in oak trees.
  • The oak is a tree of the thunder god in the Baltic mythology.
  • The main species of tree are cluster pine, oaks and sandalwood.
  • The colonists worshiped under oak trees at the center of the colony.
  • III. iii.210 (440,8) To seel her father's eyes up, close as oak] There is little relation between _eyes_ and _oak_.
  • On a medium-bodied, somewhat creamy palate, the oak is a little raw for my taste and isn't balanced by that timid fruit.
  • Right now, I think the oak is a little too noticeable, but this is still a young wine so that rawness will probably fade.
  • When I think of the Commonwealth I see a shady little group of these small saplings which we called the oak parlor; when I think of George
  • The term _oak_ is used in several places in Scripture, but nowhere does it appear to refer to the oak as we know it -- _our indigenous oak_.
  • "An _oaken_ cask," signifies an _oak_ cask, or a cask _of oak_; i.e. a cask _made_ of oak; but a _beer_ cask, and a cask _of beer_, are two different things.
  • "Then the _oak_ is such a blessing," he exclaimed with peculiar fervour, clasping his hands, and repeating often -- "the oak is such a blessing!" slowly and in a solemn tone.
  • Among these, the prevailing tree was the evergreen oak, (which, by way of distinction, we call the _live - oak_;) and with these occurred frequently a new species of oak bearing

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