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Correct spelling for the English word "oat" is [ˈəʊ_t], [ˈə͡ʊt], [ˈə‍ʊt]] (IPA phonetic alphabet).

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Definition of OAT

  1. [=o]t (oftener in pl. OATS, [=o]ts), n. a well-known grassy plant, the seeds of which are much used as food: its seeds: a musical pipe of oat-straw: a shepherd's pipe, pastoral song generally.--n. OAT'CAKE, a thin broad cake made of oatmeal.--adj. OAT'EN, consisting of an oat stem or straw: made of oatmeal.--ns. OAT'-GRASS, two species of oat, useful more as fodder than for the seed; OAT'MEAL, meal made of oats.--SOW ONE'S WILD OATS, to indulge in the usual youthful dissipations. [A.S. áta, pl. átan.]

Common Misspellings for OAT

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Usage Examples for OAT

  1. The shepherds of the Greek idylls made their musical pipes of reeds or oat- straws, and the oat has therefore been adopted by the pastoral poetry of all ages. - "Minor Poems by Milton" by John Milton
  2. They brought her a cup of tea and some pieces of oat- cake; then, having lighted her a candle, they left her, and closed the door. - "What's Mine's Mine" by George MacDonald
  3. On his own years of the wild oat St. Augustine dilates in a style which still has charm: but Knox, if he sowed wild oats, is silent as the tomb. - "John Knox and the Reformation" by Andrew Lang
  4. If they are driven away once or twice from the oat or wheat fields, they never will go back there again; the boy has only to look at them and call to them from time to time, and then amuse himself as he pleases. - "Iermola" by Joseph Ignatius Kraszewksi
  5. The oat- fed group were better off than the wheat- fed but not in so good shape as the corn- fed. - "The Vitamine Manual" by Walter H. Eddy
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