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[ohk-luh nd] /ˈoʊk lənd/
a seaport in W California, on San Francisco Bay.
a town in NE New Jersey. Unabridged
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  • Ruth and her family were home again, and Martin, returned to Oakland, saw much of her.

    Martin Eden Jack London
  • The idea that the Yankees could ever get to Oakland never entered any one's head.

    Two Little Confederates Thomas Nelson Page
  • As president of the Oakland Chamber of Commerce, he was an authority.

    The Turtles of Tasman Jack London
  • All right, take it to our Oakland office, and you'll get the cash.

    The Trail of '98 Robert W. Service
  • Arriving at Oakland, we crossed the Bay in the great ferry-ship, or floating wharf, "Piedmont."

    A start in life C. F. Dowsett
British Dictionary definitions for Oakland


a port and industrial centre in W California, on San Francisco Bay; damaged by earthquake in 1989. Pop: 398 844 (2003 est)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Oakland in Culture

Oakland definition

City in northern California on the east side of San Francisco Bay.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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