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or O'a·hu  (ō-ä′ho͞o)
An island of central Hawaii between Molokai and Kauai. It is the chief island of the state, with major tourist areas, including Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head, and a US naval base at Pearl Harbor.


(Placename) an island in central Hawaii: the third largest of the Hawaiian Islands. Chief town: Honolulu. Pop: 876 151 (2000). Area: 1574 sq km (608 sq miles)


(oʊˈɑ hu)
an island in central Hawaii: third largest island of the state. Chief city: Honolulu. 630,528; 589 sq. mi. (1525 sq. km).
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Noun1.Oahu - an island of central Hawaii (between Molokai and Kauai)Oahu - an island of central Hawaii (between Molokai and Kauai); the chief island of the state
capital of Hawaii, Hawaiian capital, Honolulu - the capital and largest city of Hawaii; located on a large bay on the island of Oahu
Waikiki - a well-known beach and resort area on Oahu Island to the southeast of Honolulu
Hawaiian Islands, Sandwich Islands - a group of volcanic and coral islands in the central Pacific
Pearl Harbor - a harbor on Oahu to the west of Honolulu; location of a United States naval base that was attacked by the Japanese on 7 Dec 1941
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A National Science Foundation sponsored educational deployment of a Doppler on Wheels radar called the Hawaiian Educational Radar Opportunity (HERO) was conducted on O'ahu from 21 October to 13 November 2013.
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Hawaiian Electric and its subsidiaries, Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light, serve the islands of O'ahu, Maui, Lana'i, Moloka'i and Hawaii, home to 95% of the population of Hawaii.