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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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The republican missionaries of Oahu cause to be gazetted in the Court Journal, published at Honolulu, the most trivial movement of 'his gracious majesty' King Kammehammaha III, and 'their highnesses the princes of the blood royal'.
Thirdly: Some eighteen or twenty years ago Commodore J then commanding an American sloop-of-war of the first class, happened to be dining with a party of whaling captains, on board a Nantucket ship in the harbor of Oahu, Sandwich Islands.
Kawailoa Solar will be located on Kamehameha Schools-owned land near Haleiwa, adjacent to the 69-MW Kawailoa Wind farm that has provided as much as 10 percent of Oahu electricity needs since 2012.
is a full service plumbing contractor operating in Oahu.
We have been very gratified by the response to our service between Kalaeloa and Kahului," said Mokulele CEO Ron Hansen, "and as a result, we're expanding our service to offer passengers traveling out of west Oahu even more options.
BYU geologists Steven Nelson and David Tingey, along with other researchers, sampled groundwater and stream water on Oahu to figure out which type of water was responsible for removing mineral material, the (http://www.
As Oahu is pushed northwest, the island actually rises in elevation at a slow but steady rate.
Lands' End, a US-based retailer of clothes for family and products for the home, has announced a partnership with Oahu Visitors Bureau to offer one lucky winner and a friend an opportunity to win The Great Oahu Beach Escape Vacation.
According to the plan, the company is to build 20 to 25 hydrogen fuelling station across Oahu by 2015.
The loan guarantee helped us to secure the necessary financing to build this new wind energy project, which will create jobs, generate clean power for the people of Oahu, and help Hawaii gain greater energy independence.
KCC already has a similar agreement with UH West Oahu for students in its respiratory therapy and culinary arts programs.
Dennis Francis, the chief executive of Oahu, said the resulting newsroom would have a staff of about 100, with all The Star-Bulletin's 75 journalists retained (in addition to 10 people recently laid off), as per the paper's contract with the Hawaii Newspaper Guild.