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

  • A trademark for a statuette awarded annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for achievement in movies.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The letter O in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
  • proper n. A male given name.
  • proper n. The letter O in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
  • n. A statuette awarded by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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

  • n. an annual award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for achievements in motion picture production and performance

Etymologies

Irish Osgar, from os ("deer") + cara ("friend") ; resuscitated by James Mcpherson in The Works of Ossian (1765). Napoleon, an admirer of the Ossianic poems, chose it for his godson Oscar Bernadotte, who became a king of Sweden. It can also be explained by Old English ōs ("god") and gār ("spear") (see Oswald, Osborn, Oswid, Osric, Oslak). (Wiktionary)

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