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O·nei·da 1

n. pl. Oneida or O·nei·das
1. A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting central New York south of Oneida Lake, with present-day populations in Wisconsin, New York, and Ontario. The Oneida are one of the original members of the Iroquois confederacy.
2. The Iroquoian language of the Oneida.

[Oneida onę·yóteʔ, erected stone, a village name.]

O·nei·da 2

A city of central New York east-northeast of Syracuse. The Oneida Community, a Utopian society established in 1848 by John Humphrey Noyes, was nearby. It prospered through its manufacture of silverware and was reorganized in 1881 as a joint stock company.


n, pl -das or -da
1. (Placename) Lake Oneida a lake in central New York State: part of the New York State Barge Canal system. Length: about 35 km (22 miles). Greatest width: 9 km (6 miles)
2. (Peoples) the Oneida (functioning as plural) a North American Indian people formerly living east of Lake Ontario; one of the Iroquois peoples
3. (Peoples) a member of this people
4. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Iroquoian family
[from Iroquois onēyóte', literally: standing stone]


(oʊˈnaɪ də)

n., pl. -das, (esp. collectively) -da.
1. a member of an American Indian people, orig. residing near Oneida Lake and the upper Mohawk River valley in New York: one of the Iroquois Five Nations.
2. the Iroquoian language of the Oneidas.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Oneida - a member of the Iroquoian people formerly living east of Lake OntarioOneida - a member of the Iroquoian people formerly living east of Lake Ontario
Iroquois - any member of the warlike North American Indian peoples formerly living in New York State; the Iroquois League were allies of the British during the American Revolution
2.Oneida - the Iroquoian language spoken by the Oneida
Iroquoian, Iroquoian language, Iroquois - a family of North American Indian languages spoken by the Iroquois
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I had lost my bullet-mould in crossing the Oneida outlet, and had to make shift with the buckshot; but the rifle was true, and didn’t scatter like your two-legged thing there, Judge, which don’t do, I find, to hunt in company with.
Of all the tribes named in these pages, there exist only a few half-civilized beings of the Oneidas, on the reservations of their people in New York.
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