oak : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  the hard durable wood of any oak; used especially for furniture and flooring
  • n  a deciduous tree of the genus Quercus; has acorns and lobed leaves
    great oaks grow from little acorns

  • Its main Oak Hall, a spacious room paneled in that wood also features a massive oak staircase built without nails.
  • Join the club for $10, sample 35 pure-agave brands (no more than three per visit), and you will get an oak-framed "tequila master's" diploma and a T shirt.
  • Aged rum's surprising similarity to Cognac--the complex flavors and aromas of oak, caramel and vanilla, the hints of tobacco and leather--is what first grabs most enthusiasts.
News & Articles

  • Oak Park-River Forest High School sends 829 graduates on their way
    OAK PARK — Oak Park-River Forest High School senior Tom Odell, 18, waited Sunday, June 9 with some of his classmates from the class of 2013 in the hallway leading to the school’s south cafeteria.
    June 12, 2013 - Oak Park Leaves
  • Oak Park adds free wi-fi in newly renovated Scoville Park
    OAK PARK — Scoville Park, which overlooks the busy Lake Street and Oak Park Avenue intersection, has often been referred to as Oak Park’s public living room. Now, people bringing their wireless devices to the park will have access to the same Internet connections they may enjoy in their own living rooms. The Oak Park Public Library and the Park District of Oak Park announced Tuesday they’ve ...
    June 12, 2013 - Oak Park Leaves
  • Oak View organizes 5K run after students miss ‘Girls on the Run’
    BOLINGBROOK – About 45 Oak View Elementary School students missed the annual Girls on the Run-Chicago 5K on June 1 at Toyota Park because their bus sat in heavily congested traffic just two miles from the starting line.
    June 12, 2013 - Huntley Farmside

  • Keith Richards in San Francisco Chronicle
    In a statement posted on the Rolling Stones Web site, Richards said: "The complete story is lost in the usual slanting! The truth of the matter is that I planted a sturdy English Oak. I took the lid off the box of ashes and he is now growing oak...
  • AG Lafley in BusinessWeek
    The rationale is from little seedlings grow big oak trees,AG Lafley, P&G's chief executive, told analysts last month, explaining that his company likes such deals "because it gives us time to learn; it gets us in early in the formation of...
  • Shooter Jennings in FOXNews
    There are background singers and a lot more fiddle and the Oak Ridge Boys are on there and Doug Kershaw,Jennings said. "Lyrically, it's more personal. But it's very much a country record."

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