English dictionary


ocarina |ˌɑːkəˈriːnə| — egg-shaped terra cotta wind instrument with a mouthpiece and finger holes

occasion |əˈkeɪʒn| — an event that occurs at a critical time

occasional |əˈkeɪʒənl| — occurring from time to time

occasionally |əˈkeɪʒnəli| — sporadically and infrequently

occasions |əˈkeɪʒənz| — something you have to do

Occident |ˌɑːksəˈdent| — the countries of (originally) Europe and (now including) North America and South America

occidental |ˌɑːkɪˈdentl| — a native inhabitant of the Occident

occidentalism |ˌɒksɪˈdentəlɪzm| — the scholarly knowledge of western cultures and languages and people

occipital |ɑkˈsɪpətəl| — of or relating to the occiput

occiput |ˈɑːksəpʌt| — back part of the head or skull

occlude |əˈkluːd| — block passage through

occlusion |əˈkluːʒn| — closure or blockage (as of a blood vessel)

occlusive  — a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it

occult |əˈkʌlt| — supernatural forces and events and beings collectively

occultation  — one celestial body obscures another

occultism |əˈkʌltɪzəm| — the study of the supernatural

occupancy |ˈɑːkjəpənsi| — an act of being a tenant or occupant

occupant |ˈɑːkəpənt| — someone who lives at a particular place for a prolonged period or who was born there

occupation |ˌɑːkjuˈpeɪʃn| — the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money

occupational |ˌɑːkjuˈpeɪʃənl| — of or relating to the activity or business for which you are trained

occupied |ˈɑːkjupaɪd| — resided in; having tenants

occupier |ˈɑːkjupaɪər| — someone who lives at a particular place for a prolonged period or who was born there

occupy |ˈɑːkjupaɪ| — keep busy with

occur |əˈkɜːr| — come to pass

occurrence |əˈkɜːrəns| — an event that happens

ocean |ˈoʊʃn| — a large body of water constituting a principal part of the hydrosphere

oceanic |ˌoʊʃiˈænɪk| — an eastern subfamily of Malayo-Polynesian languages

oceanography |ˌoʊʃəˈnɑːɡrəfi| — the branch of science dealing with physical and biological aspects of the oceans

ocellus |əˈsɛləs| — an eye having a single lens

ocelot |ˈɑːsəlɑːt| — nocturnal wildcat of Central America and South America having a dark-spotted buff-brown coat

ocher  — a moderate yellow-orange to orange color

ochlocracy |ɒkˈlɒkrəsɪ| — a political system in which a mob is the source of control; government by the masses

ochre |ˈoʊkər| — any of various earths containing silica and alumina and ferric oxide; used as a pigment

octagon |ˈɑːktəɡɑːn| — an eight-sided polygon

octagonal |ɑːkˈtæɡənl| — of or relating to or shaped like an octagon

octahedron |ˌɑːktəˈhiːdrən| — any polyhedron having eight plane faces

octal |octal| — of or pertaining to a number system having 8 as its base

octane |ˈɑːkteɪn| — any isomeric saturated hydrocarbon found in petroleum and used as a fuel and solvent

octangular |ɑːkˈtæŋɡjʌlər| — of or relating to or shaped like an octagon

octant |ˈɑːktənt| — a measuring instrument for measuring angles to a celestial body; similar to a sextant but with 45 degree calibration

octave |ˈɑːktɪv| — a feast day and the seven days following it

octavo |ɑːkˈteɪvoʊ| — the size of a book whose pages are made by folding a sheet of paper three times to form eight leaves

octet |ɑːkˈtet| — the cardinal number that is the sum of seven and one

octette |ɒkˈtet| — eight performers or singers who perform together

octillion |akˈtɪljən| — the number that is represented as a one followed by 27 zeros

October |ɑːkˈtoʊbər| — the month following September and preceding November

octogenarian |ˌɑːktədʒəˈneriən| — someone whose age is in the eighties

octonary |ˈɒktə(ʊ)n(ə)ri| — the cardinal number that is the sum of seven and one

octopus |ˈɑːktəpəs| — tentacles of octopus prepared as food

octoroon |ɑːktəˈruːn| — an offspring of a quadroon and a white parent; a person who is one-eighth black

octosyllabic |ˌɑːktoʊsɪˈlæbɪk| — having or characterized by or consisting of eight syllables

octosyllable |ˈɑːktoʊsɪləbl| — a verse line having eight syllables or a poem of octosyllabic lines

octuple |ˈɑːktʊpəl| — having eight units or components

ocular |ˈɑːkjələr| — combination of lenses at the viewing end of optical instruments

oculist |ˈɑːkjəlɪst| — a person skilled in testing for defects of vision in order to prescribe corrective glasses