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Definition of Oak

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any of various deciduous or evergreen trees having lobed leaves and bearing acorns; hard wood from the oak tree; brown color resembling the color of oak wood
Oak Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
Middle-earth v2.2b
Majestic woodland trees.
One of the commonest trees in Middle-earth, found throughout its forests.
Wood Floor Terms
Quercus spp.

(Left-Oil based / Right-Water based finish-sample is stained)
Appearance: Color: Heart and sapwood are similar with sapwood lighter in color; most pieces have a reddish tone. Slightly redder than white
Grain: Open, slightly coarser (more porous) than white oak. Plainsawn boards have a plumed or flared grain appearance; riftsawn has a tighter grain pattern, low figuring; quartersawn has a flake pattern, sometimes called tiger oak, tiger rays or butterflies.
Availability: Commodity item available in ALL types, styles and sizes of flooring
Properties:
Hardness: 1290 Janka Table (benchmark)
Durability: Stiff & dense, resist wear, less durable than white oak.
Workability:
Sawing: above average
Nailing: good
Sanding: satisfactorily, better than white oak
Finishing: Strong stain contrast, because of pores.
Quercus alba

(Left-Oil based / Right-Water based finish)
Appearance: Color: Heartwood is light brown; some boards may have a pinkish tint or a slight grayish cast. Sapwood is white to cream.
Grain: Open, with longer rays than red oak. Occasional crotches, swirls and burls. Plainsawn boards have a plumed or flared grain appearance; riftsawn has a tighter grain pattern, low figuring; quartersawn has a flake pattern, sometimes called tiger oak, tiger rays, or butterflies.
Availability: Commodity item, available in ALL types, styles and sizes of flooring
Properties:
Hardness: 1360 Jankas Table, 5% harder than Northern red oak
Durability: More durable than red oak. Tannic acid in the wood protects it from fungi and insects
Workability:
Sawing: good
Nailing: good
Sanding: satisfactory
Finishing: Absorbs finishes more evenly than red oak. Does NOT bleach well
Oak Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The strong wood or timber of the oak.
  
(n.)
Any tree or shrub of the genus Quercus. The oaks have alternate leaves, often variously lobed, and staminate flowers in catkins. The fruit is a smooth nut, called an acorn, which is more or less inclosed in a scaly involucre called the cup or cupule. There are now recognized about three hundred species, of which nearly fifty occur in the United States, the rest in Europe, Asia, and the other parts of North America, a very few barely reaching the northern parts of South America and Africa. Many of the oaks form forest trees of grand proportions and live many centuries. The wood is usually hard and tough, and provided with conspicuous medullary rays, forming the silver grain.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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oak
\oak\ (ōk), n. [oe. oke, ok, ak, as. āc; akin to d. eik, g. eiche, ohg. eih, icel. eik, sw. ek, dan. eeg.]
1. (bot.) any tree or shrub of the genus quercus. the oaks have alternate leaves, often variously lobed, and staminate flowers in catkins. the fruit is a smooth nut, called an acorn, which is more or less inclosed in a scaly involucre called the cup or cupule. there are now recognized about three hundred species, of which nearly fifty occur in the united states, the rest in europe, asia, and the other parts of north america, a very few barely reaching the northern parts of south america and africa. many of the oaks form forest trees of grand proportions and live many centuries. the wood is usually hard and tough, and provided with conspicuous medullary rays, forming the silver grain.
2. the strong wood or timber of the oak.
note: among the true oaks in america are:


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The Phrase Finder
Meaning
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Origin
The word acorn doesn't come from 'oak' and 'corn', as is popularly supposed, but from the Old English 'aecern', meaning berry or fruit. The tree genus Acer comes from the same root.
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Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
dair
oak tree: darauch
English Phonetics

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JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Cordderw = n. dwarf oak
Derlin = n. the heart of oak
Derlwyn = n. an oak grove
Derwin = a. oaken, made of oak
Glasdonen = n. scarlet oak
Prinwydden = n. a scarlet oak
Lexicon of Thieves' Cant
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WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. the hard durable wood of any oak; used especially for furniture and flooring
(hypernym) wood
(hyponym) fumed oak
(substance-holonym) oak tree
2. a deciduous tree of the genus Quercus; has acorns and lobed leaves; "great oaks grow from little acorns"
(synonym) oak tree
(hypernym) tree
(hyponym) live oak
(member-holonym) Quercus, genus Quercus
(part-meronym) acorn
Oak Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Bank holding company with subsidiaries which perform commercial banking operations, mortage banking, credit card services and other related financial activities.
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Oak Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
US Zip Codes
State: NEBRASKA
City: OAK
Oak Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
To dream of seeing a forest of oaks, signifies great prosperity in all conditions of life.

To see an oak full of acorns, denotes increase and promotion.

If blasted oak, it denotes sudden and shocking surprises.

For sweethearts to dream of oaks, denotes that they will soon begin life together under favorable circumstances.
  
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Dream Quotations
The greatest achievements were at first and for a time dreams. The oak sleeps in the acorn.
  
Oak Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
An oak is a tree or shrub in the genus Quercus (; Latin "oak tree"), having approximately 600 extant species. The common name "Oak" may also appear in the names of species in related genera, notably Lithocarpus. The genus is native to the Northern Hemisphere, and includes deciduous and evergreen species extending from cool temperate to tropical latitudes in Asia and the Americas. North America contains the largest number of oak species, with approximately 90 occurring in the United States. Mexico has 160 species, of which 109 are endemic. The second greatest center of oak diversity is China, which contains approximately 100 species.

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For the airport in Oakland County, Michigan, see Oakland County International Airport. Oakland International Airport is a public airport five miles south of downtown Oakland, in Alameda County, California, United States. It is owned by the Port of Oakland. It is one of three international airports in the San Francisco Bay Area, The airport has service to destinations in the United States, as well as Mexico and Europe. Cargo flights go to Asia and elsewhere. OAK is the closest airport to the San Francisco financial district.

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Oak Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Semi-porous wooden type of which the barrels and casks are made for the aging of the Scotch Whisky.
The principal sources are: American white oak and the European oak.
Oak, in Scottish Gaelic
Oak gender of which the barrels and casks are made for the aging of the Scotch Whisky.
The principal types are:
* Quercus alba (American oak gender)
* Quercus robur (European oak gender)

Oak Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's Bible Dictionary
There are six Hebrew words rendered "oak." (1.) 'El occurs only in the word El-paran (Gen. 14:6). The LXX. renders by "terebinth." In the plural form this word occurs in Isa. 1:29; 57:5 (A.V. marg. and R.V., "among the oaks"); 61:3 ("trees"). The word properly means strongly, mighty, and hence a strong tree. (2.) 'Elah, Gen. 35:4, "under the oak which was by Shechem" (R.V. marg., "terebinth"). Isa. 6:13, A.V., "teil-tree;" R.V., "terebinth." Isa. 1:30, R.V. marg., "terebinth." Absalom in his flight was caught in the branches of a "great oak" (2 Sam. 18:9; R.V. marg., "terebinth"). (3.) 'Elon, Judg. 4:11; 9:6 (R.V., "oak;" A.V., following the Targum, "plain") properly the deciduous species of oak shedding its foliage in autumn. (4.) 'Elan, only in Dan. 4:11,14,20, rendered "tree" in Nebuchadnezzar's dream. Probably some species of the oak is intended. (5.) 'Allah, Josh. 24:26. The place here referred to is called Allon-moreh ("the oak of Moreh," as in R.V.) in Gen. 12:6 and 35:4. (6.) 'Allon, always rendered "oak." Probably the evergreen oak (called also ilex and holm oak) is intended. The oak woods of Bashan are frequently alluded to (Isa. 2:13; Ezek. 27:6). Three species of oaks are found in Palestine, of which the "prickly evergreen oak" (Quercus coccifera) is the most abundant. "It covers the rocky hills of Palestine with a dense brushwood of trees from 8 to 12 feet high, branching from the base, thickly covered with small evergreen rigid leaves, and bearing acorns copiously." The so-called Abraham's oak at Hebron is of this species. Tristram says that this oak near Hebron "has for several centuries taken the place of the once renowned terebinth which marked the site of Mamre on the other side of the city. The terebinth existed at Mamre in the time of Vespasian, and under it the captive Jews were sold as slaves. It disappeared about A.D. 330, and no tree now marks the grove of Mamre. The present oak is the noblest tree in Southern Palestine, being 23 feet in girth, and the diameter of the foliage, which is unsymmetrical, being about 90 feet." (See HEBRON ¯T0001712; TEIL-TREE ¯T0003597.)
Smith's Bible Dictionary

(Heb. strong). There is much difficulty in determining the exact meanings of the several varieties of the term mentioned above. Sometimes, evidently, the terebinth or elm is intended and at others the oak. There are a number of varieties of oak in Palestine. (Dr. Robinson contends that the oak is generally intended, and that it is a very common tree in the East. Oaks grow to a large size, reach an old age and are every way worthy the venerable associations connected with the tree.-ED.) Two oaks, Quercus pseudo-coccifera and Q. aegilops, are well worthy of the name of mighty trees; though it is equally true that over a greater part of the country the oaks of Palestine are at present merely bushes.
  
Smith's Bible Dictionary (1884) , by William Smith. About
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
an oak; strong
  
an oak; a curse; perjury
  
a hind; strength; an oak
  
oak; grove; strong
  
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (1869) , by Roswell D. Hitchcock. About