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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.
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(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]
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(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.
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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.
Unknown to Stu, however, the mission is more personal to Victor than it initially appears because, six months ago, Vic's rookie partner Sara (Karen Gillan) fell victim to Oka's unflinching cruelty and died in the line of duty.
Karnataka Governor Vajubhai R Vala administered the oath of office to Justice Oka at a ceremony held at the Raj Bhavan.
Oka Wi Ortega, of 'Elaab Yalla' fame, will close the weekend with a ticketed show on March 30.
This came as Ambassador Hiroshi Oka received on 12 December 2018, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to Japan, Ahmed Mohammed Al-Dosary, where he expressed Japan's pride in the distinguished bilateral relations between the two countries.
OKA's Walled Garden fragrant diffuser oil is a delicate and uplifting scent with leafy top notes of blackcurrant and grapefruit, followed by a floral heart of jasmine and peach, and base notes reminiscent of the sweet scent of nectar in a sun-filled garden.
In "Stories of Oka: Land, Film, and Literature" Isabelle St-Amand (Assistant Professor in the Department of French Studies and the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Queen's University) examines the standoff in relation to film and literary narratives, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous.
Group C: AS Hammamet (Tunisia), Al Ahly (Egypt), FANZ HB (Cameroon), HC OKA (DR Congo).
"One possible scenario is IMBHs - which are formed by the runaway coalescence of stars in young compact star clusters - merge at the centre of a galaxy to form a supermassive black hole," said Prof Oka.
Based on his observations, Oka came up with a research question.
In his new role, Oka will cover enterprise initiatives, data analytics, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and capitalisation strategies.
An indispensable investment, Oka's has a removable tray top, strong leather handles and sturdy metal legs.