oaken


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oak
northern red oak
Quercus rubra

oak

 (ōk)
n.
1.
a. Any of numerous deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs of the genus Quercus, bearing acorns as fruit.
b. The hard durable wood of any of these trees or shrubs.
c. Something made of this wood.
2. Any of various trees or shrubs having wood or a leaf shape similar to that of certain oaks.
3. Any of various brown shades resembling the wood of an oak in color.

[Middle English ok, from Old English āc.]

oak′en (ō′kən) adj.

oaken

(ˈəʊkən)
adj
made of the wood of the oak
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.oaken - consisting of or made of wood of the oak tree; "a solid oak table"; "the old oaken bucket"
woody - made of or containing or resembling wood; "woody plants"; "perennial herbs with woody stems"; "a woody taste"
Translations

oaken

[ˈəʊkən] ADJ (liter) → de roble

oaken

adj (liter)Eichen-, eichen; oaken doorEichentür f
References in classic literature ?
One sunshiny morning, in the good old times of the town of Boston, a young carver in wood, well known by the name of Drowne, stood contemplating a large oaken log, which it was his purpose to convert into the figure-head of a vessel.
With lips compressed and clouded brow, he strode up and down the oaken floor, the very genius and impersonation of asceticism, while the great bell still thundered and clanged above his head.
The rust on the ponderous iron-work of its oaken door looked more antique than anything else in the New World.
Around the walls stood several oaken bookcases, the lower shelves of which were filled with rows of gigantic folios and black-letter quartos, and the upper with little parchment-covered duodecimos.
Thy sword cannot stand against an oaken staff such as mine.
Ogg's and its neighborhood were there; and it would have been worth while to come even from a distance, to see the fine old hall, with its open roof and carved oaken rafters, and great oaken folding-doors, and light shed down from a height on the many-colored show beneath; a very quaint place, with broad faded stripes painted on the walls, and here and there a show of heraldic animals of a bristly, long-snouted character, the cherished emblems of a noble family once the seigniors of this now civic hall.
As I kept passing and repassing the filling or woof of marline between the long yarns of the warp, using my own hand for the shuttle, and as Queequeg, standing sideways, ever and anon slid his heavy oaken sword between the threads, and idly looking off upon the water, carelessly and unthinkingly drove home every yarn: I say so strange a dreaminess did there then reign all over the ship and all over the sea, only broken by the intermitting dull sound of the sword, that it seemed as if this were the Loom of Time, and I myself were a shuttle mechanically weaving and weaving away at the Fates.
That bravely and uninjured takes the jam which would have snapped all their oaken handspikes and iron crowbars.
When they entered the oaken parlour, Godfrey threw himself into his chair, while Nancy laid down her bonnet and shawl, and stood on the hearth near her husband, unwilling to leave him even for a few minutes, and yet fearing to utter any word lest it might jar on his feeling.
The oaken chair, to be sure, may tempt him with its roominess.
Clara treated it with still greater reverence, often taking occasion to smooth its cushion, and to brush the dust from the carved flowers and grotesque figures of its oaken back and arms.
The doors, too, were arched and low, some with oaken portals and quaint benches, where the former inhabitants had sat on summer evenings.