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oak Tweet Definition of oak Like Definition of oak on Facebook
  1. (countable) A tree of the genus Quercus, bearing acorns and having lobed leaf, leaves.
  2. (uncountable) The wood of the oak.
  3. (colour) a rich brown colour, like that of oak wood.
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  1. Made from the wood of the oak tree
  2. (colour) of a rich brown colour, like that of oak wood.
OAP Tweet Definition of OAP Like Definition of OAP on Facebook
  1. (context, initialism) old, Old age, Age pensioner, Pensioner
odour Tweet Definition of odour Like Definition of odour on Facebook
  1. Any smell, whether fragrant or offensive; scent; perfume.
oik Tweet Definition of oik Like Definition of oik on Facebook
  1. (slang) (British) a member of the lower classes
order Tweet Definition of order Like Definition of order on Facebook
  1. (uncountable) arrangement, Arrangement, disposition, sequence.
  2. (uncountable) Good arrangement; opposite to chaos.
  3. (countable) A command.
  4. (countable) A request for some product or service.
  5. (countable) A religious group.
  6. (context, countable, biology, taxonomy) A rank in the classification of organisms, below class and above family; a taxon at that rank
Magnolias belong to the Magnoliales.
  1. (cricket) The sequence in which a side"s batsmen bat; the batting order.
  2. (electronics) a power of polynomial function in an electronic circuit"s block, such as a filter, an amplifier, etc.
    • a 3-stage cascade of a 2nd-order bandpass Butterworth filter.
      1. (chem) A number of a chemical reaction
    • order of a reaction
      1. (graphtheory) a number of vertices in a graph
      2. (context, order theory) A partially ordered set.
  1. To set in (any) order (1).
  2. To set in (a good) order (2).
  3. To issue a command.
  4. To request some product or service.
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noun (ordinaries)
  1. (heraldry) One of the standard geometric designs placed across the center of a coat of arms, such as a pale or fess.
  2. (context, science fiction) a person who does not possess superhuman abilities
  1. Something that is routine, or is well known.
out Tweet Definition of out Like Definition of out on Facebook
  1. A means of exit, escape, reprieve, etc.
They wrote the law to give those organizations an .
  1. (baseball) A state in which a member of the batting team is removed from play because the defending team threw the baseball past the batter three times in the strike zone, fielded a ball hit in the air, or fielded a ball hit to the ground and moved the ball to a defender blocking the runner's ability to move from base to base.
  2. (poker) A card which can make a hand a winner.
  1. (transitive) To declare a person to be a homosexual, especially one who is reluctant for this information to be made public.
  2. (transitive) To declare a personal secret belonging to another person.
  1. Not at home.
Leave a message for me if I'm when you call.
  1. (context, cricket, baseball) Of a player, disqualified from playing further by some action of a member of the opposing team (such as being stump, stumped in cricket).
  2. Openly acknowledging one's homosexuality.
  1. away, Away from home, not indoors.
Let's eat tonight
  1. Away from; at a distance.
Keep !
  1. Away from the inside or the centre.
The magician pulled the rabbit of the hat.
  1. Into a state of non-operation; into non-existence.
Switch the lights .
Put the fire .
  1. Used to intensify or emphasize.
The place was all decked for the holidays.
outback Tweet Definition of outback Like Definition of outback on Facebook
  1. (Australia) The desolate desert area of Australia
outgoing Tweet Definition of outgoing Like Definition of outgoing on Facebook
  1. Being comfortable in social settings and interactions, confident in dealing with people especially in meeting new people.
Tom is very and enjoys meeting people; his brother, on the other hand, is painfully shy.
  1. Going out, on it's way out
Is there any post?
  1. Being replaced in office (while still in office but after election has determined will be replaced).
    The politician wasn't too disappointed he'd lost the election; he was tired of political infighting.
outmanoeuvre Tweet Definition of outmanoeuvre Like Definition of outmanoeuvre on Facebook
verb to outmanoeuvre
  1. (context, UK, archaic) To surpass, or get an advantage of, in manoeuvring; to outgeneral.
outside Tweet Definition of outside Like Definition of outside on Facebook
  1. The part of something that faces out; the outer surface
  2. The external appearance of something
  3. The space beyond some limit or boundary
  1. External.
It looks good on the outside.
  1. (baseball) A pitch that is away from the batter as it crosses home plate.
The first pitch is ... just a bit .
  1. On, or towards the outside
  2. Outdoors
outspan Tweet Definition of outspan Like Definition of outspan on Facebook
  1. (South African)The place where one outspans.
    • 1976 Sir Percy Fitzpatrick Jock of the Bushveld p202. Longman ISBN 058261231
      ::"At the or on the road or footpath he shouldered them aside as one walks through standing corn, not aggressively, but with the superb indifference of right and habit unquestioned."
verb to outspan
  1. (South African) To release oxen from harness.
    • 1976 Sir Percy Fitzpatrick Jock of the Bushveld p126. Longman ISBN 058261231
      ::"We had outspanned on in a flat covered with close grass about two feet high"The wagons, four in number, were drawn up off the road two abreast."
overseas Tweet Definition of overseas Like Definition of overseas on Facebook
  1. Abroad.
  2. Across a body of water.
  3. (context, metaphorical) Not straightforward.
  1. Abroad.
He emigrated and now lives .
  1. Across a body of water.
Oxbridge Tweet Definition of Oxbridge Like Definition of Oxbridge on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The w:University of Oxford, University of Oxford and the w:University of Cambridge, University of Cambridge collectively, in contrast to redbrick university, redbrick universities.

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