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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.]
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]
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.
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|Noun||1.||Oneida - 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|