Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A river, about 1,488 km (925 mi) long, of western Russia flowing north, east, and northeast to join the Volga River near Nizhny Novgorod.
  • A river rising in the Sayan Mountains of south-central Russia and flowing about 965 km (600 mi) generally north to the Angara River.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A certain village in the Canadian province of Quebec.
  • n. A kind of pungent, semi-soft cheese, originally made by Trappist monks in Oka, Quebec.
  • proper n. A river in central Russia, the largest right tributary of the Volga.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. South American wood sorrel cultivated for its edible tubers
  • n. a Turkish liquid unit equal to 1.3 pints
  • n. a Turkish unit of weight equal to about 2.75 pounds

Etymologies

From Russian Ока. (Wiktionary)
From French, from Mohawk  ("a kind of pike [fish]"). The cheese is named for the village. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The Ontario government, not wanting a repeat of Mike Harris 'cavalry charge into Ipperwash, not to mention the SQ's cavalry charge into Oka, is stymied by indecision.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • Masi Oka is a talented and lucky guy: Brown graduate, ILM alum and now Hiro Nakamura on Heroes.

    June 2009

  • Rumor also has it Oka is looking to leave Heroes but NBC does not want him to leave.

    June 2009

  • Our actions in Oka were not well understood or appreciated by all involved at the time.

    The Role of the Canadian Red Cross Society

  • And it was true in Oka, Quebec, in 1992, when we provided medical supplies and food to people in the community affected during the extended stand-off.

    The Role of the Canadian Red Cross Society

  • Like Ali Larter, Hayden Panettiere, and Milo Ventimiglia, Masi Oka is developing a flourishing movie career beyond the world of Heroes, and his most prominent role to date is co-starring alongside Nate Torrance in the “Get Smart” movie spin-off, “Get Smart’s Bruce and Lloyd Out of Control”.

    July 2010 | Heroes: NBC TV Show/Series – News, Spoilers, Reviews, and Fan Forum

  • One Heroes Season 4 rumor, and an update on what Masi Oka aka Hiro has been doing during his hiatus from the show.

    July 2010 | Heroes: NBC TV Show/Series – News, Spoilers, Reviews, and Fan Forum

  • Taihoku to build another camp - called the Oka Camp, where the men from Taihoku Camp #6 were to be moved "for their safety from the American bombing of the city".

    The Story of the Taiwan POW's

  • Mona's party was fun, there was a ton of cheese, and one of them, it was called Oka, tasted worse and smelled worse than anything I've ever tried in my life.

    withkerth Diary Entry

  • The Oka was a rocket bomb, manned for supreme accuracy.

    The Miko

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