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O'Donnell, Joe
▪ 2008 Joseph Roger O'Donnell        American photographer born May 7, 1922, Johnstown, Pa. died Aug. 9, 2007 , Nashville, Tenn. documented the effects of the nuclear ...
O'Donnell, Leopoldo, Duque De Tetuán
▪ prime minister of Spain born Jan. 12, 1809, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain died Nov. 6, 1867, Biarritz, Fr.       Spanish soldier-politician who played ...
O'Donnell, Manus
▪ Irish lord died Feb. 9, 1564, Lifford, County Donegal, Ire.       the first great Irish lord of Tyrconnell, whose career was marked by wars with the O'Neills and by ...
O'Donnell, May
▪ 2005       American dancer and choreographer (b. 1906, Sacramento, Calif.—d. Feb. 1, 2004, New York, N.Y.), performed with the Martha Graham and José Limón dance ...
O'Donnell, Rosie
▪ 1998       Rosie O'Donnell rattled daytime television in 1997, threatening to dethrone the top-rated, feel-good talk show, "The Oprah Winfrey Show," with her own ...
O'Donnell, Sir Niall Garve
▪ Irish chieftain born 1569 died 1626, London       Irish chieftain, alternately an ally of and rebel against the English.       Grandson of Calvagh O'Donnell ...
O'Dowd, Bernard Patrick
▪ Australian poet born April 11, 1866, Beaufort, Vic., Australia died Sept. 2, 1953, Melbourne, Vic.       poet who gave Australian poetry a more philosophical tone, ...
O'Duffy, Eoin
▪ Irish military leader born Oct. 30, 1892, Castleblayney, County Monaghan, Ire. died Nov. 30, 1944, Dublin       Irish nationalist military leader and popular ...
O'Dwyer, Paul
▪ 1999       Irish-born American lawyer, liberal Democratic politician, and champion of the underdog who devoted his career to such causes as civil rights, the creation ...
o'er
/awr, ohr/, prep., adv. Literary. over. * * *
O'Fallon
/oh fal"euhn/, n. a town in SW Illinois. 10,217. * * *
O'Faoláin
/oh fay"leuhn, oh fal"euhn/, n. Seán /shawn/, 1900-91, Irish writer and teacher. * * *
O'Faolain, Julia
▪ Irish author born June 6, 1932, London, Eng.       Irish writer whose meticulously researched, often darkly comic novels, short stories, and nonfiction are ...
O'Faolain, Nuala
▪ 2009       Irish writer and journalist born March 1, 1940, Dublin, Ire. died May 9, 2008, Dublin wrote a popular opinion column for the Irish Times newspaper and ...
O'Faolain, Sean
orig. John Francis Whelan born Feb. 22, 1900, Cork, County Cork, Ire. died April 20, 1991, Dublin Irish writer. He became involved in anti-British activities during the Irish ...
O'Faolain,Sean
O'Fao·lain (ō-fălʹən, ō-fāʹlən), Sean. 1900-1991. Irish writer. His short stories are contained in volumes such as Midsummer Night Madness (1932) and The Heat of the ...
O'Flaherty
/oh fla"heuhr tee/, n. Liam /lee"euhm/, 1896-1984, Irish novelist. * * *
O'Flaherty, Liam
born Aug. 28, 1896, Inishmore, Aran Islands, County Galway, Ire. died Sept. 7, 1984, Dublin Irish novelist and short-story writer. He abandoned his training for the priesthood ...
O'Flaherty,Liam
O'Fla·her·ty (ō-flăʹhər-tē), Liam. 1896-1984. Irish writer known especially for his short stories, collected in Two Lovely Beasts (1948) and The Pedlar's Revenge ...
O'Gorman, Juan
▪ Mexican architect and muralist born July 6, 1905, Coyoacán, Mexico—found dead January 18, 1982, Mexico City    Mexican architect and muralist, known for his mosaic ...
O'Grady, Standish James
▪ Irish author born September 18, 1846, Castletown, County Cork, Ireland died May 18, 1928, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England       historical novelist and ...
O'Hagan, Martin
▪ 2002       Northern Irish journalist (b. June 23, 1950, Lurgan, County Armagh [now in Craigavon district], N.Ire.—d. Sept. 28, 2001, Lurgan), was a former member of ...
O'Hara
/oh hair"euh, oh har"euh/, n. John (Henry), 1905-70, U.S. journalist, novelist, short-story writer, and scenarist. * * *
O'Hara, Frank
▪ American poet born June 27, 1926, Baltimore died July 25, 1966, Fire Island, N.Y., U.S.       American poet who gathered images from an urban environment to represent ...
O'Hara, John
▪ American author born Jan. 31, 1905, Pottsville, Pa., U.S. died April 11, 1970, Princeton, N.J.       American novelist and short-story writer whose fiction stands as ...
O'Hara, John (Henry)
born Jan. 31, 1905, Pottsville, Pa., U.S. died April 11, 1970, Princeton, N.J. U.S. novelist and short-story writer. O'Hara developed the objective, straightforward style he ...
O'Hara,Frank
O'Ha·ra (ō-hârʹə, ō-hărʹə), Frank. 1926-1966. American poet of the New York School. His collections include Meditations in an Emergency (1957) and Lunch Poems (1964). * ...
O'Hara,John Henry
O'Ha·ra, John Henry. 1905-1970. American writer who contributed short stories to the New Yorker and wrote novels such as Butterfield 8 (1935) and Ten North Frederick (1955). * * ...
O'Hare
/oh hair"/, n. an airport in Chicago. * * *
O'Herlihy, Dan
▪ 2006 Daniel Peter O'Herlihy        Irish actor (b. May 1, 1919, Wexford, Ire.—d. Feb. 17, 2005, Malibu, Calif.), earned an Academy Award nomination for his starring ...
O'Higgins
/oh hig"inz/; Sp. /aw ee"geens/, n. 1. Ambrosio /ahm brddaw"syaw/, (Marqués de Osorno), 1720?-1801, Irish soldier and administrator in South America. 2. his son, Bernardo /berdd ...
O'Higgins, Bernardo
born probably Aug. 20, 1776/78, Chillán, Chile, Viceroyalty of La Plata died October 1842, Peru South American revolutionary leader and first Chilean head of state ...
O'Higgins, Kevin Christopher
▪ Irish statesman born June 7, 1892, Stradbally, County Leix, Ire. died July 10, 1927, Booterstown, County Dublin  Irish statesman who attempted severe repression of the ...
O'Higgins,Bernardo
O'Hig·gins (ō-hĭgʹĭnz), Bernardo. 1778-1842. Chilean general and politician who ruled Chile (1817-1823) after its revolt against the Spanish. * * *
O'Keeffe
/oh keef"/, n. Georgia, 1887-1986, U.S. painter. * * *
O'Keeffe, Georgia
born Nov. 15, 1887, near Sun Prairie, Wis., U.S. died March 6, 1986, Santa Fe, N.M. U.S. painter. She studied art in Chicago and New York City, where she met and married the ...
O'Keeffe,Georgia
O'Keeffe (ō-kēfʹ), Georgia. 1887-1986. American painter known especially for her sensuous close-up paintings of flowers and plants, including Black Iris (1926), and for her ...
O'Kelley
/oh kel"ee/, n. Seán Thomas /shawn, shahn/, 1882-1966, Irish statesman: president 1945-59. * * *
O'Kelly
O'Kelly [ō kel′ē] Sean T(homas) [shôn] 1882-1966; Ir. nationalist leader: president of Ireland (1945-59) * * *
O'Kelly, Sean T.
▪ president of Ireland in full  Sean Thomas O'Kelly , Irish  Sean Thomas O Ceallaigh  born Aug. 25, 1882, Dublin, Ire. died Nov. 23, 1966, Dublin       one of the ...
O'Kelly, SeánThomas
O'Kel·ly (ō-kĕlʹē), Seán Thomas. 1883-1966. Irish political leader. A founder of Sinn Fein, he later served as president of Ireland (1945-1959). * * *
O'Mahony, John
born 1816, near Mitchelstown, County Cork, Ire. died Feb. 6, 1877, New York, N.Y., U.S. Irish-American founder of the U.S. branch of the Fenian Brotherhood (see Fenian ...
O'Malley, Walter
▪ American baseball executive in full  Walter Francis O'Malley  born October 9, 1903, Bronx, New York, U.S. died August 9, 1979, Rochester, Minnesota       American ...
O'Neal, Shaquille
▪ 2001       Before 2000, Los Angeles Lakers centre Shaquille O'Neal—a 2.16-m (7-ft 1-in), 143-kg (315-lb) giant of a man who, nonetheless, was a remarkably agile ...
O'Neil, Buck
▪ 2007 John Jordan O'Neil, Jr.        American baseball player (b. Nov. 13, 1911, Carrabelle, Fla.—d. Oct. 6, 2006, Kansas City, Mo.), starred as a player and manager ...
O'Neill
/oh neel"/, n. 1. Eugene (Gladstone), 1888-1953, U.S. playwright: Nobel prize 1936. 2. Thomas P(hilip) ("Tip"), born 1912, U.S. politician: congressman 1953-87; speaker of the ...
O'Neill, Daniel
▪ Irish soldier born c. 1612 died Oct. 24, 1664       Irish supporter of Charles I and Charles II during the English Civil Wars.       A member of the Clanaboy ...
O'Neill, Eugene
▪ American dramatist Introduction in full  Eugene Gladstone O'Neill  born Oct. 16, 1888, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Nov. 27, 1953, Boston, Mass.       foremost ...
O'Neill, Eugene (Gladstone)
born Oct. 16, 1888, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Nov. 27, 1953, Boston, Mass. U.S. playwright. The son of a touring actor, he spent an itinerant youth as a seaman, heavy drinker, ...
O'Neill, Gerard K.
▪ American physicist in full  Gerard Kitchen O'neill   born , Feb. 6, 1927, Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S. died April 27, 1992, Redwood, Calif.       American physicist who ...
O'Neill, Hugh
▪ Irish commander died c. 1660, , Spain?       Irish general, nephew of the celebrated Owen Roe O'Neill. He was a major Irish commander against the forces of Oliver ...
O'Neill, James
▪ American actor born Nov. 15, 1849, Kilkenny, County Kilkenny, Ire. died Aug. 10, 1920, New London, Conn., U.S.       Irish-born American actor, now chiefly remembered ...
O'Neill, John
born March 8, 1834, County Monaghan, Ire. died Jan. 7, 1878, Omaha, Neb., U.S. Irish-born military leader of the American branch of the Fenians, a secret Irish nationalist ...
O'Neill, Norm
▪ 2009 Norman Clifford O'Neill        Australian cricketer born Feb. 19, 1937, Carlton, near Sydney, Australia died March 3, 2008, Sydney was heralded as the new Don ...
O'Neill, Owen Roe
▪ Irish rebel commander born c. 1590 died Nov. 6, 1649       Irish rebel commander during a major Roman Catholic revolt (1641–52) against English rule in Ireland. His ...
O'Neill, Rose Cecil
▪ American illustrator and writer born June 25, 1874, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, U.S. died April 6, 1944, Springfield, Missouri  American illustrator, writer, and ...
O'Neill, Shane
▪ Irish patriot byname  Shane the Proud , Irish  Shane An-Diomais  born c. 1530 died June 2, 1567, near Cushendun, County Antrim, Ire.       Irish patriot, among ...
O'Neill, Sir Phelim
▪ Irish rebel born c. 1604 died 1653       Irish Roman Catholic rebel who initiated a major revolt (1641–52) against English rule in Ireland.       Elected a ...
O'Neill, Thomas Philip, Jr.
▪ 1995       ("TIP"), U.S. politician (b. Dec. 19, 1912, Cambridge, Mass.—d. Jan. 5, 1994, Boston, Mass.), was a dyed-in-the-wool liberal Democrat who exerted ...
O'Neill, Thomas Philip,Jr.
O'Neill, Thomas Philip, Jr. Known as “Tip.” 1912-1994. American politician who served as a U.S. representative from Massachusetts (1952-1986) and was speaker from 1977 to ...
O'Neill,Eugene Gladstone
O'Neill (ō-nēlʹ), Eugene Gladstone. 1888-1953. American playwright. Among his works are Mourning Becomes Electra (1931) and Long Day's Journey into Night (produced 1956), for ...
O'odham
O'o·dham (ōʹə-däm) n. pl. O'odham or O'o·dhams See Papago. * * *
O'Reilly, Tony
▪ Irish athlete byname of  Sir Anthony John Francis O'Reilly  born May 7, 1936, Dublin, Ire.       Irish rugby union player and business executive who reached ...
O'Reilly, William Joseph
▪ Australian athlete byname  Tiger   born Dec. 20, 1905, Wingello, New South Wales, Australia died Oct. 6, 1992, Sydney       Australian cricketer, one of the finest ...
O'Shaughnessy, Arthur
▪ British poet in full  Arthur William Edgar O'Shaughnessy   born March 14, 1844, London, Eng. died Jan. 30, 1881, London       British poet best known for his ...
O'Shea, Tessie
▪ 1996       British music-hall entertainer of the 1930s and '40s who gained new popularity on the stage and screen in the 1960s (b. March 13, 1914—d. April 21, ...
O'Shea, William Henry and Katharine
▪ Irish nationalists Katharine O'Shea née  Katharine Page Wood , later married name (from 1891)  Mrs. Charles Stewart Parnell  Respectively,   born 1840, Dublin, ...
O'Sullivan, Mary Kenney
▪ American labour leader née  Mary Kenney   born Jan. 8, 1864, Hannibal, Mo., U.S. died Jan. 18, 1943, West Medford, Mass.       American labour leader and reformer ...
O'Sullivan, Maureen
▪ 1999       Irish-born American actress (b. May 17, 1911, Boyle, County Roscommon, Ire.—d. June 22, 1998, Scottsdale, Ariz.), had a distinguished performing career ...
O'Sullivan, Timothy
▪ American photographer born c. 1840, New York, New York, U.S. died January 14, 1882, Staten Island, New York       American photographer best known for his Civil War ...
O'Sullivan, Timothy H.
born с 1840, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Jan. 14, 1882, Staten Island, N.Y. U.S. photographer. He learned photography in Mathew B. Brady's studio in New York City, and during ...
O'Toole, Peter
▪ Irish actor in full  Peter Seamus O'Toole  born August 2, 1932, Connemara, County Galway, Ire.       Irish stage and film actor whose range extends from classical ...
O'Toole, Peter (Seamus)
born Aug. 2, 1932, Connemara, County Galway, Ire. British actor. He studied drama at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He made his London debut in 1956 and played Hamlet in ...
O, o
/oh/, n., pl. O's or Os; o's or os or oes. 1. the fifteenth letter of the English alphabet, a vowel. 2. any spoken sound represented by the letter O or o, as in box, note, short, ...
o-
o-1 Chem. an abridgment of ortho-. o-2 var. of ob- before m: omission. o-3 var. of oo-: oidium. * * *
o-o
/oh"oh/, n., pl. o-os. any of several species of Hawaiian honey eaters of the genus Moho, esp. the extinct M. nobilis, of the island of Hawaii, that had black plumage and two ...
O-proposition
O-proposition [ō′präp΄ə zish′ən] n. Logic a particular negative proposition * * *
O-ring
/oh"ring'/, n. a ring of pliable material, as rubber or neoprene, used as a gasket: the failure of an O-ring caused the explosion that destroyed the space shuttle Challenger in ...
O.
1. Ocean. 2. (in prescriptions) a pint. [ < L octarius] 3. octavo. 4. October. 5. Ohio. 6. Old. 7. Ontario. 8. Oregon. * * *
o.
1. pint. [ < L octarius] 2. octavo. 3. off. 4. old. 5. only. 6. order. 7. Baseball. out; outs. * * *
O. Henry
/oh hen"ree/ pen name of William S. Porter. * * *
O.A.S.I.
Old Age and Survivors Insurance. * * *
O.B.
1. opening of books. 2. ordered back. Also, O/B. * * *
O.B.E.
1. Officer (of the Order) of the British Empire. 2. Order of the British Empire. * * *       officer of the British Empire, member of a British order of knighthood, ...
O.C.
Philately. original cover. * * *
o.c.
1. Archit. on center. See center (def. 20). 2. in the work cited. [ < L opere citato] * * *
O.D.
1. Doctor of Optometry. 2. (in prescriptions) the right eye. [ < L oculus dexter] 3. See officer of the day. 4. Old Dutch. 5. (of a military uniform) olive drab. 6. ordinary ...
o.d.
1. (in prescriptions) the right eye. [ < L oculus dexter] 2. olive drab. 3. on demand. 4. outside diameter. * * *
O.E.
1. Old English (def. 1). 2. Com. omissions excepted. * * *
o.e.
Com. omissions excepted. Also, oe. * * *
O.F.M.
Order of Friars Minor (Franciscan). [ < L Ordo Fratrum Minorum] * * *
O.G.
1. See officer of the guard. 2. Archit. ogee. 3. Philately. See o.g. (def. 1). * * *
o.g.
1. Also, O.G. Philately. original gum: the gum on the back of a stamp when it is issued to the public. 2. Archit. ogee. * * *
O.H.M.S.
On His Majesty's Service; On Her Majesty's Service. * * *
O.Henry
O. Henry See Porter, William Sydney. * * *
O.L.
1. Also, o.l. (in prescriptions) the left eye. [ < L oculus laevus] 2. Old Latin. * * *
O.L.G.
Old Low German. * * *
O.M.
Brit. Order of Merit. * * *       recipient of the Order of Merit, a British honour. See Merit, Order of. * * *
O.O.D.
1. See officer of the deck. 2. See officer of the day. * * *
O.P.
1. observation post. 2. Brit. Theat. See opposite prompt. 3. Order of Preachers (Dominican). [ < L Ordo Praedicatorum] 4. out of print. 5. overproof. * * *
o.p.
out of print. * * *
O.R.
owner's risk. * * *
O.R.C.
Officers' Reserve Corps. * * *
O.S.
1. (in prescriptions) the left eye. [ < L oculus sinister] 2. Old Saxon. 3. Old School. 4. Old series. 5. (of the calendar) Old Style. 6. See ordinary seaman. * * *
o.s.
1. (in prescriptions) the left eye. [ < L oculus sinister] 2. See ordinary seaman. * * *
O.S.A.
Order of St. Augustine (Augustinian). * * *
O.S.B.
Order of St. Benedict (Benedictine). * * *
O.S.D.
Order of St. Dominic (Dominican). * * *
O.S.F.
Order of St. Francis (Franciscan). * * *
O.T.
Old Testament. * * *
o.t.
overtime. * * *
o/a
on or about. * * *
o/c
overcharge. * * *
O/D
O/D or o/d abbrev. 1. overdraft 2. overdrawn * * *
O/S
(of the calendar) Old Style. * * *
o/s
1. (of the calendar) Old Style. 2. out of stock. 3. (in banking) outstanding. * * *
OA
office automation. * * *
Oadby and Wigston
▪ district, England, United Kingdom       borough (district), administrative and historic county of Leicestershire, England. Both Oadby and Wigston, formerly villages ...
oaf
—oafish, adj. —oafishly, adv. —oafishness, n. /ohf/, n. 1. a clumsy, stupid person; lout. 2. a simpleton; dunce; blockhead. 3. Archaic. a. a deformed or mentally deficient ...
oafish
See oaf. * * *
oafishly
See oafish. * * *
oafishness
See oafish. * * *
Oahu
/oh ah"hooh/, n. an island in central Hawaii: third largest and most important island of the state; location of Honolulu. 630,528; 589 sq. mi. (1525 sq. km). * * * Island (pop., ...
oak
—oaklike, adj. /ohk/, n. 1. any tree or shrub belonging to the genus Quercus, of the beech family, bearing the acorn as fruit. 2. the hard, durable wood of such a tree, used in ...
oak apple
See oak gall. [1400-50; late ME] * * *
Oak Bay
▪ British Columbia, Canada       district municipality, southwestern British Columbia, Canada, on southeastern Vancouver Island. It is an eastern residential suburb of ...
Oak Creek
a town in SE Wisconsin. 16,932. * * *
oak fern
a small woodland fern, Gymnocarpium dryopteris, of northern regions, having triangular, pinnate fronds that slant horizontally. [1540-50; trans. of L dryopteris < Gk dryopterís, ...
Oak Forest
a town in NE Illinois. 26,096. * * *
oak gall
any of various rounded galls produced on oaks, esp. the horned oak gall. Also called oak apple. [1760-70] * * *
Oak Harbor
a town in NW Washington. 12,271. * * * ▪ Washington, United States       town, Island county, northwestern Washington, U.S., on Whidbey Island in Puget Sound. It was ...
Oak Lawn
a city in NE Illinois, near Chicago. 60,590. * * *
oak leaf cluster
a U.S. military decoration in the form of a small bronze twig bearing four oak leaves and three acorns, worn on the ribbon of another decoration for valor, wounds, or ...
oak leather
Mycol. a thick sheet of mycelium occurring in decayed oak wood. [1745-55] * * *
oak moss
▪ lichen       (Evernia prunastri), species of fruticose (branched, bushy) lichen valued in perfumery (perfume) for its heavy, oriental fragrance and as a fixative base. ...
Oak Park
1. a city in NE Illinois, near Chicago. 54,887. 2. a city in SE Michigan. 31,537. * * * ▪ Illinois, United States       village, Cook county, northeastern Illinois, ...
Oak Ridge
a city in E Tennessee, near Knoxville: atomic research center. 27,662. * * * ▪ Tennessee, United States       city, Anderson and Roane counties, eastern Tennessee, ...
oak wax scale.
See under pit scale. Also called oak scale. * * *
oak wilt
Plant Pathol. a disease of oaks, characterized by wilting and discoloration of the leaves and defoliation, usually starting at and spreading from the top of the tree and the ends ...
oak-leaf cluster
☆ oak-leaf cluster [ōk′lēf΄ ] n. a small, bronze cluster of oak leaves and acorns awarded to the holder of a U.S. Army or Air Force decoration for each new award of that ...
oak-leaf hydrangea
/ohk"leef'/ a shrub, Hydrangea quercifolia, of the southeastern U.S., having lobed leaves and pyramidal clusters of white flowers. [1880-85] * * *
oak-leaved geranium
/ohk"leevd'/ a geranium, Pelargonium quercifolium, of southern Africa, having oaklike leaves with purple veins and sparse clusters of purple flowers with darker markings. * * *
oak-root rot
/ohk"rooht', -root'/, Plant Pathol. a disease of oaks and other trees and woody plants, caused by the fungus Amillariella mellea (oak-root fungus), the fruiting body of which is ...
oakapple
oak apple n. An insect gall on oak trees, caused by certain wasp larvae. * * *
Oakdale
/ohk"dayl'/, n. a town in E Minnesota. 12,123. * * *
oaken
/oh"keuhn/, adj. 1. made of oak: the old oaken bucket. 2. of or pertaining to the oak tree. [1300-50; ME; see OAK, -EN2] * * *
Oakes, John Bertram
▪ 2002       American newspaper editor (b. April 23, 1913, Elkins Park, Pa.—d. April 5, 2001, New York, N.Y.), was the editorial-page editor for the New York Times ...
Oakland
/ohk"leuhnd/, n. 1. a seaport in W California, on San Francisco Bay. 339,288. 2. a town in NE New Jersey. 13,443. * * * City (pop., 2000: 399,484), western California, U.S., on ...
Oakland Park
a town in S Florida. 21,939. * * *
Oakland Raiders
▪ American football team       American professional gridiron football (football, gridiron) team based in Oakland, Calif., that plays in the National Football League ...
OakLawn
Oak Lawn (ōk) A village of northeast Illinois, a residential suburb of Chicago with some light industry. Population: 56,182. * * *
oakleaf cluster
oak leaf cluster n. A decoration of bronze or silver oak leaves and acorns given to holders of various U.S. military medals in recognition of acts entitling them to another award ...
Oakley
/ohk"lee/, n. 1. Annie (Phoebe Anne Oakley Mozee), 1860-1926, U.S. sharpshooter. 2. Slang. See Annie Oakley. * * *
Oakley, Annie
orig. Phoebe Anne Moses born Aug. 13, 1860, Darke county, Ohio, U.S. died Nov. 3, 1926, Greenville, Ohio U.S. sharpshooter. As a child she won acclaim for her marksmanship. ...
Oakley, Kenneth
▪ English anthropologist, geologist, and paleontologist born April 7, 1911, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, Eng. died Nov. 2, 1981, Amersham       English physical ...
Oakley,Annie
Oak·ley (ōkʹlē), Annie. 1860-1926. American sharpshooter. She was the star attraction of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. * * *
oakmoss
/ohk"maws', -mos'/, n. a lichen, Evernia pranastri, growing on oak and other trees, yielding a resin used in the manufacture of perfumes. [1920-25; OAK + MOSS] * * *
OakPark
Oak Park A village of northeast Illinois, a residential suburb of Chicago. Ernest Hemingway was born here. Population: 53,648. * * *
Oaks
a major English horse race without jumps run every year at Epsom. It was first run in 1779. * * * ▪ English horse race       one of the English Classic horse races ...
oaktag
/ohk"tag'/, n. tagboard. [OAK + TAG1] * * *
oakum
/oh"keuhm/, n. loose fiber obtained by untwisting and picking apart old ropes, used for caulking the seams of ships. [bef. 1000; ME okome, OE acuma, var. of ACUMBA, lit., ...
Oakville
/ohk"vil/, n. a town in SE Ontario, in S Canada, SW of Toronto, on Lake Ontario. 75,773. * * * ▪ Ontario, Canada       town, regional municipality of Halton, ...
oakwilt
oak wilt n. A disease of oak trees caused by the fungus Chalara quercina and often resulting in wilting and dropping of leaves. * * *
oaky
oaky [ō′kē] adj. tasting of oak sap from the barrel in which it was aged: said of wine, esp. chardonnay * * *
Oamaru
▪ New Zealand       town and port, southeastern South Island, New Zealand. Its name comes from a Maori term meaning “place of sheltered fire.” It was established as ...
Oannes
▪ Mesopotamian mythology       in Mesopotamian mythology, an amphibious being who taught mankind wisdom. Oannes, as described by the Babylonian priest Berosus, had the ...
OAO
U. S. Aerospace. Orbiting Astronomical Observatory: one of a series of scientific satellites that studied astronomical phenomena at ultraviolet and x-ray wavelengths. * * *
OAP
Brit. old-age pensioner. * * *
OAPC
Office of Alien Property Custodian. * * *
OAPs
➡ old age * * *
oar
—oarless, adj. —oarlike, adj. /awr, ohr/, n. 1. a long shaft with a broad blade at one end, used as a lever for rowing or otherwise propelling or steering a boat. 2. ...
oared
/awrd, ohrd/, adj. furnished with oars. [1740-50; OAR + -ED3] * * *
oarfish
/awr"fish', ohr"-/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) oarfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) oarfishes. any long, ribbon-shaped, silvery fish of the genus Regalecus, ...
oarless
See oared. * * *
oarlock
/awr"lok', ohr"-/, n. any of various devices providing a pivot for an oar in rowing, esp. a swiveling, crutchlike or ringlike metal device projecting above a gunwale. Also called ...
oars
/awrz, ohrz/, interj. Naut. (used as a command to the crew of a scull or other similar boat to cease rowing and hold the oars horizontal with blades feathered.) * * *
oarsman
—oarsmanship, n. /awrz"meuhn, ohrz"-/, n., pl. oarsmen. a person who rows a boat, esp. a racing boat; rower. [1695-1705; OAR + 'S1 + -MAN] * * *
oarswoman
oarswoman [ôrz′woom΄ən] n. pl. oarswomen [ôrz′wim΄ən] a woman or girl oarsman * * * oars·wom·an (ôrzʹwo͝om'ən) n. A woman who rows, especially an expert in ...
oary
/awr"ee, ohr"ee/, adj. Archaic. oarlike. [1660-70; OAR + -Y1] * * *
OAS
See Organization of American States. * * *
oasis
—oasitic /oh'euh sit"ik/, oasal, oasean /oh ay"see euhn/, adj. /oh ay"sis/, n., pl. oases /-seez/. 1. a small fertile or green area in a desert region, usually having a spring ...
oast
/ohst/, n. Chiefly Brit. a kiln for drying hops or malt. [bef. 1050; ME ost, OE ast; c. D eest] * * *
oast house
n (esp BrE) a building containing a special oven for drying hops (= plants used for giving a special flavour to beer). It has an unusual shape, with a round pointed roof. There ...
oast-house
/ohst"hows'/, n., pl. oast-houses /-how'ziz/. Chiefly Brit. 1. oast. 2. a building housing several oasts. [1755-65] * * *
Oastler, Richard
▪ British industrial reformer born Dec. 20, 1789, Leeds, Yorkshire, Eng. died Aug. 22, 1861, Harrogate, Yorkshire       industrial reformer known in the north of ...
oat
—oatlike, adj. /oht/, n. 1. a cereal grass, Avena sativa, cultivated for its edible seed. 2. Usually, oats. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) the seed of this plant, used as a food ...
oat grass
any of several grasses of the genus Arrhenatherum or Danthonia, esp. A. elatius, native to Europe, having a purplish-green flowering panicle. [1570-80] * * * ▪ ...
oatcake
/oht"kayk'/, n. a cake, usually thin and brittle, made of oatmeal. [1590-1600; OAT + CAKE] * * *
oatcell carcinoma
oat cell carcinoma n. A highly malignant carcinoma of the lungs composed of small ovoid undifferentiated cells. Also called small cell carcinoma. * * *
oaten
/oht"n/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or made of oats. 2. of or made of oatmeal. 3. made of an oat straw. [1350-1400; ME; see OAT, -EN2] * * *
oater
/oh"teuhr/, n. Slang. a movie, television show, etc., about the frontier days of the U.S. West; western; horse opera. [1945-50; OAT + -ER1] * * *
Oates
/ohts/, n. 1. Joyce Carol, born 1938, U.S. novelist and short-story writer. 2. Titus, 1649-1705, English conspirator and Anglican priest: instigator of the Popish Plot scare. * * ...
Oates, Joyce Carol
born June 16, 1938, Lockport, N.Y., U.S. U.S. writer. Oates taught at the University of Windsor (1967–78) and Princeton University (from 1978). Beginning with the story ...
Oates, Titus
born Sept. 15, 1649, Oakham, Rutland, Eng. died July 12/13, 1705, London English fabricator of the Popish Plot. Son of a Baptist preacher, he was ordained in the Church of ...
Oates,Joyce Carol
Oates (ōts), Joyce Carol. Born 1938. American writer whose works often concern love and violence in American society. Among her novels are A Garden of Earthly Delights (1967), ...
Oates,Titus
Oates, Titus. 1649-1705. English conspirator. His story of a Jesuit plot to assassinate Charles II (1678) resulted in the execution of many innocent Catholics. * * *
oatgrass
oat grass n. 1. Any of various grasses of the genera Arrhenatherum and Danthonia. 2. Any of several oatlike grasses. * * *
oath
/ohth/, n., pl. oaths /ohdhz, ohths/. 1. a solemn appeal to a deity, or to some revered person or thing, to witness one's determination to speak the truth, to keep a promise, ...
oaths
➡ swear words * * *
oatmeal
/oht"meel', -meel"/, n. 1. meal made from ground or rolled oats. 2. a cooked breakfast food made from this. 3. a grayish-fawn color. adj. 4. made with or containing oatmeal: ...
oats
Hardy cereal plant (Avena sativa), cultivated in temperate regions, that is able to live in poor soil. The edible starchy grain is used primarily as livestock feed, but is also ...
OAU
See Organization of African Unity. Also, O.A.U. * * *
Oaxaca
/weuh hah"keuh/; Sp. /wah hah"kah/, n. 1. a state in S Mexico. 2,337,000; 36,375 sq. mi. (94,210 sq. km). 2. a city in and the capital of this state, in the central part. ...
Ob
/awb, ob/; Russ. /awp/, n. 1. a river in the W Russian Federation in Asia, flowing NW to the Gulf of Ob. 2500 mi. (4025 km) long. 2. Gulf of, an inlet of the Arctic Ocean. ab. ...
OB
1. Also, ob Med. a. obstetrical. b. obstetrician. c. obstetrics. 2. off Broadway. 3. opening of books. 4. ordered back. * * *
Ob River
River, western Russia. Flowing across western Siberia northwestward from the Altai of central Asia, it courses through the Gulf of Ob into the Kara Sea of the Arctic Ocean. It ...
Ob, Gulf of
▪ gulf, Russia Russian  Obskaya Guba,         large inlet of the Kara Sea indenting northwestern Siberia, between the peninsulas of Yamal and Gyda, in north-central ...
ob-
a prefix meaning "toward," "to," "on," "over," "against," orig. occurring in loanwords from Latin, but now used also, with the sense of "reversely," "inversely," to form ...
ob-gyn
/oh"bee"jee"wuy'en"/ 1. obstetrical-gynecological. 2. obstetrician-gynecologist. 3. obstetrics and gynecology. Also, ob/gyn, OB/GYN. * * *
Ob-Ugric languages
      division of the Finno-Ugric branch of the Uralic language family, comprising the Mansi (Vogul) and Khanty (Ostyak) languages; they are most closely related to ...
ob.
1. he died; she died. [ < L obiit] 2. incidentally. [ < L obiter] 3. oboe. 4. Meteorol. observation. * * *
oba
/aw"beuh/, n. a hereditary tribal ruler among various peoples in the Benin region of western Africa. [1900-05; < Edo óbá] * * *
Obad
Obad abbrev. Bible Obadiah * * *
Obad.
Obadiah. * * *
Obadiah
/oh'beuh duy"euh/, n. 1. a Minor Prophet. 2. a book of the Bible bearing his name. Abbr.: Obad. * * * flourished between the 9th and 6th century BC One of the 12 Minor Prophets ...
Obadiah, Book of
▪ Old Testament also spelled  Abdias,         the fourth of 12 Old Testament books that bear the names of the Minor Prophets, in the Jewish canon treated as one book, ...
Obaid, Thoraya
▪ 2002       On Jan. 1, 2001, Thoraya Ahmed Obaid became the executive director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the first Saudi national to head a UN ...
Ōbaku
▪ Zen Buddhism Chinese  Huang-po,         one of the three Zen sects in Japan, founded in 1654 by the Chinese priest Yin-yüan (Japanese Ingen); it continues to ...
Obama, Barack
▪ 2009 born Aug. 4, 1961, Honolulu, Hawaii       On Nov. 4, 2008, Democratic politician Barack Obama won election as the 44th U.S. president, defeating Arizona Sen. ...
Obama, Michelle
▪ American first lady née  Michelle LaVaughn Robinson  born Jan. 17, 1964, Chicago, Ill., U.S.     American first lady (2009– ), the wife of Barack Obama (Obama, ...
Obando, José María
▪ president of Colombia born 1795, Cauca, New Granada died April 29, 1861, Sobachoque, Colom.       Colombian president (1853–54), whose violent character and career ...
Obasanjo, Olusegun
▪ 2000       On March 1, 1999, retired general Olusegun Obasanjo was declared the winner of the presidential election in Nigeria after 16 years of military ...
obb
obb abbrev. obbligato * * *
obb.
obbligato. * * *
obbligato
/ob'li gah"toh/; It. /awb'blee gah"taw/, adj., n., pl. obbligatos, obbligati /-tee/. Music. adj. 1. (used as a musical direction) obligatory or indispensable; so important that ...
obclavate
/ob klay"vayt/, adj. inversely clavate. [1855-60; < NL; see OB-, CLAVATE] * * *
obcompressed
ob·com·pressed (ŏb'kəm-prĕstʹ) adj. Botany Flattened from back to front rather than from side to side, as in the fruits of pennycress or peppergrass. * * *
obconic
obconic [äbkän′i kəläb kän′ik] adj. 〚 OB- + CONIC〛 Bot. conical but attached by the point: also obconical [äbkän′i kəl] * * *
obconical
/ob kon"i keuhl/, adj. Bot. conical, with the attachment at the pointed end. Also, obconic. [1800-10; OB- + CONICAL] * * *
obcordate
/ob kawr"dayt/, adj. Bot. heart-shaped, with the attachment at the pointed end, as a leaf. [1765-75; OB- + CORDATE] * * *
obcuneate
/ob kyooh"nee ayt', -it/, adj. inversely cuneate. [1865-70; OB- + CUNEATE] * * *
obdt.
obedient. * * *
obduce
/ob dooh"see, -dyooh"-/, v. imp. (in prescriptions) cover; conceal; coat. [1650-60; < L] * * *
obduracy
/ob"doo reuh see, -dyoo-/, n. the state or quality of being obdurate. [1590-1600; OBDUR(ATE) + -ACY] * * *
obdurate
—obdurately, adv. —obdurateness, n. /ob"doo rit, -dyoo-/, adj. 1. unmoved by persuasion, pity, or tender feelings; stubborn; unyielding. 2. stubbornly resistant to moral ...
obdurately
See obdurate. * * *
obdurateness
See obdurately. * * *
OBE
OBE abbr. Order of the British Empire. * * * (in full Officer of the Order of the British Empire) a British honour that is given by the queen or king to people who have done ...
obeah
/oh"bee euh/, n. 1. a form of belief involving sorcery, practiced in parts of the West Indies, South America, the southern U.S., and Africa. 2. a fetish or charm used in ...
obeche
/oh bee"chee/, n. 1. a tropical African tree, Triplochiton scleroxylon. 2. the hard, white to pale-yellow wood of this tree, used for making furniture. [1905-10; < Edo obexe] * * ...
obedience
/oh bee"dee euhns/, n. 1. the state or quality of being obedient. 2. the act or practice of obeying; dutiful or submissive compliance: Military service demands obedience from its ...
obedience classes
➡ pets * * *
obedience school
➡ pets * * *
obedience training
the training of an animal, esp. a dog, to obey certain commands. [1960-65] * * *
obedience trial
a competitive event at which a dog can progress toward a degree in obedience by demonstrating its ability to follow a prescribed series of commands. [1940-45] * * *
obedient
—obediently, adv. /oh bee"dee euhnt/, adj. obeying or willing to obey; complying with or submissive to authority: an obedient son. [1175-1225; ME < OF < L oboedient- (s. of ...
obedient plant.
See false dragonhead. [1905-10, Amer.; from the fact that the individual blossoms on the flower spike will remain in whatever position they are placed] * * *
obediently
See obedient. * * *
Obeid
/oh bayd"/, n. See El Obeid. * * *
obeisance
—obeisant, adj. —obeisantly, adv. /oh bay"seuhns, oh bee"-/, n. 1. a movement of the body expressing deep respect or deferential courtesy, as before a superior; a bow, ...
obeisant
See obeisance. * * *
obeli
ob·e·li (ŏbʹə-lī') n. Plural of obelus. * * *
obelia
/oh beel"yeuh, oh bee"lee euh/, n. a colonial hydroid of the genus Obelia, common in temperate seas and appearing as a delicate, mosslike growth on rocks, pilings, etc. [1865-70; ...
obeliscal
See obelisk. * * *
obelisk
—obeliscal, adj. —obeliskoid, adj. /ob"euh lisk/, n. 1. a tapering, four-sided shaft of stone, usually monolithic and having a pyramidal apex. 2. something resembling such a ...
obeliskoid
See obeliscal. * * *
obelize
—obelism, n. /ob"euh luyz'/, v.t., obelized, obelizing. to mark (a word or passage) with an obelus. Also, esp. Brit., obelise. [1605-15; < Gk obelízein, equiv. to obel(ós) ...
obelus
/ob"euh leuhs/, n., pl. obeli /-luy'/. a mark (- or ÷) used in ancient manuscripts to point out spurious, corrupt, doubtful, or superfluous words or passages. [1350-1400; ME < ...
obento
/oh ben"toh/; Japn. /aw ben"taw/, n., pl. obentos; Japn. obento. bento. Also, o-bento. * * *
Oberammergau
/oh'beuhr ah"meuhr gow'/, n. a village in S Germany, SW of Munich: famous for the passion play performed there every ten years. 4700. * * *
Oberhausen
/oh"beuhr how'zeuhn/, n. a city in W Germany, in the lower Ruhr valley. 235,900. * * *
Oberland
/oh"beuhr land'/; Ger. /oh"beuhrdd lahnt'/, n. a mountain region in central Switzerland, mostly in S Bern canton. * * *
Oberlin
Fr. /aw berdd laonn"/, n. Jean Frédéric Fr. /zhahonn frdday day rddeek"/, 1740-1826, Alsatian clergyman. * * * ▪ Ohio, United States       city, Lorain county, ...
Oberlin College
Private liberal arts college in Oberlin, Ohio. Founded in 1833, it was the first U.S. college to admit women and the first to admit black students on an equal footing with ...


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