Oscar


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Os·car

 (ŏs′kər)
A trademark for an award presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for excellence in the creation and production of movies.

os·car

 (ŏs′kər)
n.
A freshwater cichlid (Astronotus ocellatus) native to South America, having a spot at the base of the tail and often kept in home aquariums.

[Perhaps from the name Oscar, given to the fish as a pet or familiar name after New Latin ocellātus, the fish's specific epithet, from Latin ocellātus, having little eyes (from the spot at the base of its tail ); see ocellated.]

oscar

(ˈɒskə)
n
slang rare Austral cash; money
[C20: rhyming slang, from Oscar Asche (1871–1936), Australian actor]

Oscar

(ˈɒskə)
n
1. (Film)
a. any of several small gold statuettes awarded annually in the United States by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for outstanding achievements in films. Official name: Academy Award
b. (sometimes not capital) an award made in recognition of outstanding endeavour in any of various other fields: the TV Oscars.
2. (sometimes not capital) an award made in recognition of outstanding endeavour in any of various other fields: the TV Oscars.
3. (without capital) any annual award for excellence
4. (Telecommunications) communications a code word for the letter o
[C20: sense 1 said to have been named after a remark made by an official on first seeing the statuette, that it reminded her of her uncle Oscar]

Os•car

(ˈɒs kər)
Trademark. See under Academy Award.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Oscar - an annual award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for achievements in motion picture production and performanceOscar - an annual award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for achievements in motion picture production and performance
accolade, honor, laurels, honour, award - a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; "an award for bravery"
Translations
Oskar
Oskar
AnsgarOscarOskar
OskarOtto
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Oscar

[ˈɒskəʳ] N (Cine) → Oscar m

Oscar

[ˈɒskər] noscar m Oscars ceremonyOscars ceremony ncérémonie f des oscars

Oscar

n (Film) → Oscar m; Dustin Hoffman in his Oscar-winning performanceDustin Hoffman in der Rolle, für die er den Oscar bekam

Oscar

[ˈɒskəʳ] n (film award) → Oscar m inv
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Further inquiries showed that one of the cells was empty; it had been occupied by a rather sullen ruffian giving his name as Oscar Rian.
If I had never heard the words, I should have known by the very shock upon his features that the so-called Oscar Rian had heard his real name.
He knew Pater and Oscar Wilde, and he knows Mallarme and all those fellows.
The credit of the execution is due to Monsieur Oscar Meunier, of Grenoble, who spent some days in doing the moulding.
In the first place, I must tell you that I was born in Omaha, and my father, who was a politician, named me Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Isaac Norman Henkle Emmannuel Ambroise Diggs, Diggs being the last name because he could think of no more to go before it.
They landed in the night-time, and caught Oscar asleep.
Oscar Wilde, one of the lords of language of the nineteenth century of the Christian Era.
htm#article_header) Angelina Jolie wore a Marc Bouwer gown at the 2004 Oscar Awards red carpet.
Reilly lamenting the plight of the comic actor come Oscar night.
While Robeson was an interpreter of his "people's songs," Oscar authored them, and none more poignant and pointed as "Bid'em In," "Work Song," "Forty Acres and a Mule," and "Brown Baby.
On September 11, after a moving van delivered furniture to a neighbor's home, Oscar crept unnoticed into the parked van shortly before the driver, Californian Vince Simon, closed the door and drove away.