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oka1

[oh-kuh] /ˈoʊ kə/
noun
1.
  1. Also called old oka. a former measure of weight in Turkey and neighboring countries, equal to about 2.75 pounds (1.25 kilograms).
  2. Also called new oka. a modern measure of weight in Turkey and neighboring countries, standarized as equal to the kilogram.
2.
a form unit of liquid measure, equal to about 1.33 U.S. liquid quarts (1.26 liters).
Also, oke.
Origin of oka1
1615-1625
1615-25; < Italian occa < Turkish okka < Arabic (compare ūquiyya) < Greek ounkíā; cognate with Latin uncia; see ounce1

oka2

[oh-kuh] /ˈoʊ kə/
noun
1.
oca.

Oka

[oh-kah; Russian uh-kah] /oʊˈkɑ; Russian ʌˈkɑ/
noun
1.
a river in the central Russian Federation in Europe, flowing NE to the Volga at Nizhni Novgorod. 950 miles (1530 km) long.

oca

or oka

[oh-kuh] /ˈoʊ kə/
noun
1.
a wood sorrel, Oxalis tuberosa, of the Andes, cultivated in South America for its edible tubers.
2.
a tuber of this plant.
Origin
1595-1605; < Spanish < Quechua oqa
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Examples from the Web for oka
Historical Examples
  • I went to the oka, found his house, though it was really not a house but simply a hovel.

  • Then screened by the bushes, she could have reached out and touched oka Sayye.

    Her Father's Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
  • Nothing had happened that in any way equipped him for his battle with oka Sayye.

    Her Father's Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
  • The emperor arrived at the harbor of oka in the Land of Tsukushi.

  • The invaders, crossing the Volga and the oka, pressed rapidly towards Moscow.

    The Empire of Russia John S. C. Abbott
  • I just have to keep him interested until he gets going of his own accord, because he shall beat oka Sayye.

    Her Father's Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
  • Nigni Novgorod, where the oka empties into the Volga, was as usual the appointed place of rendezvous.

    The Empire of Russia John S. C. Abbott
  • He must carry on this contest in a perfectly open, fair, and aboveboard way, and he simply must not antagonize oka Sayye.

    Her Father's Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
  • The confederates of oka Sayye for reasons of their own preferred to keep very quiet.

    Her Father's Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
  • The Russian troops were rapidly concentrated near Kolomna, on the banks of the oka, to dispute the passage of the river.

    The Empire of Russia John S. C. Abbott
British Dictionary definitions for oka

oka

/ˈəʊkə/
noun
1.
a unit of weight used in Turkey, equal to about 2.75 pounds or 1.24 kilograms
2.
a unit of liquid measure used in Turkey, equal to about 1.3 pints or 0.75 litres
Word Origin
C17: from Turkish ōqah, from Arabic ūqiyah, probably from Greek ounkia; perhaps related to Latin uncia one twelfth; see ounce1

Oka

/ˈəʊkə/
noun
1.
a brine-cured Canadian cheese
Word Origin
named after Oka, Quebec, where it is made at a monastery

oca

/ˈəʊkə/
noun
1.
any of various South American herbaceous plants of the genus Oxalis, cultivated for their edible tubers: family Oxalidaceae
Word Origin
C20: via Spanish from Quechua okka
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Slang definitions & phrases for oka

ok

adjective

  1. Agreeable; copacetic: He made an OK decision
  2. Acceptable but not excellent; satisfactory: The play's okay, but I still prefer the book
  3. Good; excellent: He had worked with Sergeant Boone before and knew he was an okay guy

adverb

Right; that's understood, let's get on: So I told you about that, okay, so the next thing was he jumped the fence

affirmation

Yes; I agree; I accept that; I will do that

affirmation,question

Is that all right? is that understood? COPPISH: I'm going now, okay?

[1839+; origin uncertain and the subject of essay after essay; Allen Walker Read is the great authority and has shown that the locution began as a bumpkin-imitating game among New York and Boston writers in the early 1800s, who used OK for ''oll korrect'']

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Related Abbreviations for oka

OCA

Obsessive Compulsive Anonymous
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