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A river, about 1,500 km (930 mi) long, of western Russia flowing north, east, and northeast to join the Volga River near Nizhny Novgorod.


(ˈəʊkə) or


1. (Units) a unit of weight used in Turkey, equal to about 2.75 pounds or 1.24 kilograms
2. (Units) a unit of liquid measure used in Turkey, equal to about 1.3 pints or 0.75 litres
[C17: from Turkish ōqah, from Arabic ūqiyah, probably from Greek ounkia; perhaps related to Latin uncia one twelfth; see ounce1]


(Cookery) a brine-cured Canadian cheese
[named after Oka, Quebec, where it is made at a monastery]


(ˈoʊ kə)

also oke

n., pl. o•kas.
1. a unit of weight in Turkey and neighboring countries, equal to about 2¾ pounds (1.25 kilograms).
2. a unit of liquid measure, equal to about 1? U.S. liquid quarts (1.26 liters).
[1615–25; < Italian occa < Turkish okka < Arabic (compare ūquiyya) < Greek ounkíā, c. Latin uncia; see ounce1]


(ˈoʊ kə)

n., pl. o•kas.



a river in the central Russian Federation in Europe, flowing NE to the Volga at Nizhni Novgorod. 950 mi. (1530 km) long.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oka - a Turkish unit of weight equal to about 2.75 pounds
weight unit, weight - a unit used to measure weight; "he placed two weights in the scale pan"
2.oka - a Turkish liquid unit equal to 1.3 pints
liquid measure, liquid unit - a unit of capacity for liquids (for measuring the volumes of liquids or their containers)
3.oka - South American wood sorrel cultivated for its edible tubers
oxalis, sorrel, wood sorrel - any plant or flower of the genus Oxalis
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Lanskoy informed the commander in chief that the army supplies were for the most part stored along the Oka in the Tula and Ryazan provinces, and that if they retreated on Nizhni the army would be separated from its supplies by the broad river Oka, which cannot be crossed early in winter.
OKA not only flavours your whiskey but prevents it from warming as well.
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Oka further describes that the complaints from patients are of the fever itself, along with the symptoms from the high temperature, symptoms from the stress, plus the symptoms from the psychiatric diseases that the patient may suffer from.
Oka began his banking career in 1979 with The Mitsubishi Bank Limited.
The film which tells the story of band members Oka, Ortega and Shehdeh Careca's rise to fame.
Artists such as Oka and Ortega as well as DJ Figo have popularised the genre.
Oka said, 'Although our village lacks many of the modern day comforts of full service hotels, there have been great improvements in hygiene, both inside and outside village homes.
Oka found high salt is mediated by cells we already knew," Dr.
The Oka Crisis is considered a defining moment in Native-Canadian relations .
She is eager to figure out why Oka is so upset and why she is always mumbling about Toklo and Tobi.