Oakland


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Oak·land

 (ōk′lənd)
A city of northern California on the east side of San Francisco Bay. Located on the lands of an 1820 Spanish rancho, it was founded during the gold rush of 1848.
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Oakland

(ˈəʊklənd)
n
(Placename) a port and industrial centre in W California, on San Francisco Bay; damaged by earthquake in 1989. Pop: 398 844 (2003 est)
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Oak•land

(ˈoʊk lənd)

n.
a seaport in W California, on San Francisco Bay. 367,230.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Oakland - a city in western California on San Francisco Bay opposite San FranciscoOakland - a city in western California on San Francisco Bay opposite San Francisco; primarily and industrial urban center
Calif., California, Golden State, CA - a state in the western United States on the Pacific; the 3rd largest state; known for earthquakes
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References in classic literature ?
One Sunday, late in the afternoon, found Daylight across the bay in the Piedmont hills back of Oakland. As usual, he was in a big motor-car, though not his own, the guest of Swiftwater Bill, Luck's own darling, who had come down to spend the clean-up of the seventh fortune wrung from the frozen Arctic gravel.
It was a merry party, and they had made a merry day of it, circling the bay from San Francisco around by San Jose and up to Oakland, having been thrice arrested for speeding, the third time, however, on the Haywards stretch, running away with their captor.
Then we can come back into Oakland from the other side, sneak across on the ferry, and send the machine back around to-night with the chauffeur."
There was a peach from West Oakland. They called 'm 'The Rat.' Slick as silk.
He had debated between the Berkeley Free Library and the Oakland Free Library, and decided upon the latter because Ruth lived in Oakland.
The newspapers were demanding blood for blood, and all the ministers in Oakland had preached fierce sermons against the strikers.
There was never so much killin' at one time in Oakland before."
Neil's family lived in Oakland, which is on the Lower Bay, not more than six miles across the water from San Francisco.
Charley and I roamed the docks, wondering what we should do, and so came upon the oyster fleet lying at the Oakland City Wharf.
That afternoon at the railway station I was surprised and made happy by the unexpected arrival of Miss Margaret Corray and her mother, from Oakland.
And then came the city of Oakland, and on the shelves of that free library I discovered all the great world beyond the skyline.
Here for a year I delivered an evening paper, until my route was changed to the water-front and tenderloin of Oakland. The first month, when I collected Josie Harper's bill, she poured me a glass of wine.