1 (a) (also `oak-tree) [C] type of tree with tough hard wood, common in many parts of the world 栎树; 橡树; 柞树
*a forest of oaks 栎树林
* [attrib 作定语] an oak forest 栎树林. =>illus at App
1 见附录1插图, page i.
(b) [U] wood of this tree 栎木; 橡木; 柞木
*The table is (of) solid oak. 这桌子是纯粹栎木的.
* [attrib 作定语] oak panels 栎木板
* an oak table 栎木桌.
2 the Oaks [sing v] name of a horse-race run at Epsom, near London, every year 欧克斯赛（在伦敦附近的埃普瑟姆一年一度的赛马会）.
3 (idm 习语) big/tall/great/large oaks from little `acorns grow (saying 谚) great things may come from small or modest beginnings 大橡树生自小橡实; 合抱之木, 生于毫末; 大事恒自小事始.
n [U and C]
[Language: Old English;Origin: ac]
a large tree that is common in northern countries, or the hard wood of this tree
an oak door
1. That night she went and sat alone upon a bench that stood beneath an oak tree at the edge of the walk. 那晚她独自一人坐在路边橡树下的长凳上，
2. Sitting before a great oak fire, they recalled the events of the day, especially the strange message conveyed by Aunt Esther Gubbins. 坐在那燃烧着橡木的旺旺炉火前，他们回想起婚礼那天发生的事情，尤其是埃丝特·格宾斯阿姨那句话的奇怪含义。