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NOUN (1)

1. any of several American evergreen oaks;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Oak \Oak\ ([=o]k), n. [OE. oke, ok, ak, AS. [=a]c; akin to D. eik, G. eiche, OHG. eih, Icel. eik, Sw. ek, Dan. eeg.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) Any tree or shrub of the genus Quercus. The oaks have alternate leaves, often variously lobed, and staminate flowers in catkins. The fruit is a smooth nut, called an acorn, which is more or less inclosed in a scaly involucre called the cup or cupule. There are now recognized about three hundred species, of which nearly fifty occur in the United States, the rest in Europe, Asia, and the other parts of North America, a very few barely reaching the northern parts of South America and Africa. Many of the oaks form forest trees of grand proportions and live many centuries. The wood is usually hard and tough, and provided with conspicuous medullary rays, forming the silver grain. [1913 Webster] 2. The strong wood or timber of the oak. [1913 Webster] Note: Among the true oaks in America are: Barren oak, or Black-jack, Quercus nigra. Basket oak, Quercus Michauxii. Black oak, Quercus tinctoria; -- called also yellow oak or quercitron oak. Bur oak (see under Bur.), Quercus macrocarpa; -- called also over-cup or mossy-cup oak. Chestnut oak, Quercus Prinus and Quercus densiflora. Chinquapin oak (see under Chinquapin), Quercus prinoides. Coast live oak, Quercus agrifolia, of California; -- also called enceno. Live oak (see under Live), Quercus virens, the best of all for shipbuilding; also, Quercus Chrysolepis, of California. Pin oak. Same as Swamp oak. Post oak, Quercus obtusifolia. Red oak, Quercus rubra. Scarlet oak, Quercus coccinea. Scrub oak, Quercus ilicifolia, Quercus undulata, etc. Shingle oak, Quercus imbricaria. Spanish oak, Quercus falcata. Swamp Spanish oak, or Pin oak, Quercus palustris. Swamp white oak, Quercus bicolor. Water oak, Quercus aquatica. Water white oak, Quercus lyrata. Willow oak, Quercus Phellos. [1913 Webster] Among the true oaks in Europe are: Bitter oak, or Turkey oak, Quercus Cerris (see Cerris). Cork oak, Quercus Suber. English white oak, Quercus Robur. Evergreen oak, Holly oak, or Holm oak, Quercus Ilex. Kermes oak, Quercus coccifera. Nutgall oak, Quercus infectoria. [1913 Webster] Note: Among plants called oak, but not of the genus Quercus, are: African oak, a valuable timber tree (Oldfieldia Africana). Australian oak or She oak, any tree of the genus Casuarina (see Casuarina). Indian oak, the teak tree (see Teak). Jerusalem oak. See under Jerusalem. New Zealand oak, a sapindaceous tree (Alectryon excelsum). Poison oak, a shrub once not distinguished from poison ivy, but now restricted to Rhus toxicodendron or Rhus diversiloba. Silky oak or Silk-bark oak, an Australian tree (Grevillea robusta). [1913 Webster] Green oak, oak wood colored green by the growth of the mycelium of certain fungi. Oak apple, a large, smooth, round gall produced on the leaves of the American red oak by a gallfly (Cynips confluens). It is green and pulpy when young. Oak beauty (Zool.), a British geometrid moth (Biston prodromaria) whose larva feeds on the oak. Oak gall, a gall found on the oak. See 2d Gall. Oak leather (Bot.), the mycelium of a fungus which forms leatherlike patches in the fissures of oak wood. Oak pruner. (Zool.) See Pruner, the insect. Oak spangle, a kind of gall produced on the oak by the insect Diplolepis lenticularis. Oak wart, a wartlike gall on the twigs of an oak. The Oaks, one of the three great annual English horse races (the Derby and St. Leger being the others). It was instituted in 1779 by the Earl of Derby, and so called from his estate. To sport one's oak, to be "not at home to visitors," signified by closing the outer (oaken) door of one's rooms. [Cant, Eng. Univ.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Live \Live\ (l[imac]v), a. [Abbreviated from alive. See Alive, Life.] 1. Having life; alive; living; not dead. [1913 Webster] If one man's ox hurt another's, that he die; then they shall sell the live ox, and divide the money of it. --Ex. xxi. 35. [1913 Webster] 2. Being in a state of ignition; burning; having active properties; as, a live coal; live embers. " The live ether." --Thomson. [1913 Webster] 3. Full of earnestness; active; wide awake; glowing; as, a live man, or orator. [1913 Webster] 4. Vivid; bright. " The live carnation." --Thomson. [1913 Webster] 5. (Engin.) Imparting power; having motion; as, the live spindle of a lathe; live steam. [1913 Webster] 6. (Elec.) Connected to a voltage source; as, a live wire. [PJC] 7. (Broadcasting) Being transmitted instantaneously, as events occur, in contrast to recorded. [PJC] 8. (Sport) Still in active play; -- of a ball being used in a game; as, a live ball. [PJC] 9. Pertaining to an entertainment event which was performed (and possibly recorded) in front of an audience; contrasted to performances recorded in a studio without an audience. [PJC] Live birth, the condition of being born in such a state that acts of life are manifested after the extrusion of the whole body. --Dunglison. Live box, a cell for holding living objects under microscopical examination. --P. H. Gosse. Live feathers, feathers which have been plucked from the living bird, and are therefore stronger and more elastic. Live gang. (Sawing) See under Gang. Live grass (Bot.), a grass of the genus Eragrostis. Live load (Engin.), a suddenly applied load; a varying load; a moving load; as a moving train of cars on a bridge, or wind pressure on a roof. Live oak (Bot.), a species of oak (Quercus virens), growing in the Southern States, of great durability, and highly esteemed for ship timber. In California the Quercus chrysolepis and some other species are also called live oaks. Live ring (Engin.), a circular train of rollers upon which a swing bridge, or turntable, rests, and which travels around a circular track when the bridge or table turns. Live steam, steam direct from the boiler, used for any purpose, in distinction from exhaust steam. Live stock, horses, cattle, and other domestic animals kept on a farm. whole body. live wire (a) (Elec.) a wire connected to a power source, having a voltage potential; -- used esp. of a power line with a high potential relative to ground, capable of harming a person who touches it. (b) (Fig.) a person who is unusually active, alert, or aggressive. [1913 Webster +PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

live oak n 1: any of several American evergreen oaks
U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000):

Live Oak -- U.S. County in Texas Population (2000): 12309 Housing Units (2000): 6196 Land area (2000): 1036.298018 sq. miles (2683.999432 sq. km) Water area (2000): 42.533116 sq. miles (110.160259 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1078.831134 sq. miles (2794.159691 sq. km) Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48 Location: 28.310860 N, 98.106712 W Headwords: Live Oak Live Oak, TX Live Oak County Live Oak County, TX
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Live Oak, CA -- U.S. Census Designated Place in California Population (2000): 16628 Housing Units (2000): 6405 Land area (2000): 3.233526 sq. miles (8.374794 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.233526 sq. miles (8.374794 sq. km) FIPS code: 41922 Located within: California (CA), FIPS 06 Location: 36.981363 N, 121.980476 W ZIP Codes (1990): 95953 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Live Oak, CA Live Oak
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Live Oak, CA -- U.S. city in California Population (2000): 6229 Housing Units (2000): 1818 Land area (2000): 1.900354 sq. miles (4.921893 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.900354 sq. miles (4.921893 sq. km) FIPS code: 41936 Located within: California (CA), FIPS 06 Location: 39.274518 N, 121.662003 W ZIP Codes (1990): 95953 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Live Oak, CA Live Oak
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Live Oak, FL -- U.S. city in Florida Population (2000): 6480 Housing Units (2000): 2745 Land area (2000): 6.955240 sq. miles (18.013988 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.002006 sq. miles (0.005196 sq. km) Total area (2000): 6.957246 sq. miles (18.019184 sq. km) FIPS code: 40875 Located within: Florida (FL), FIPS 12 Location: 30.294570 N, 82.985931 W ZIP Codes (1990): Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Live Oak, FL Live Oak
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Live Oak, TX -- U.S. city in Texas Population (2000): 9156 Housing Units (2000): 3518 Land area (2000): 4.679210 sq. miles (12.119099 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.034207 sq. miles (0.088596 sq. km) Total area (2000): 4.713417 sq. miles (12.207695 sq. km) FIPS code: 43096 Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48 Location: 29.550562 N, 98.338373 W ZIP Codes (1990): 78233 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Live Oak, TX Live Oak