oat: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ōt), [key]
  1. a cereal grass, Avena sativa, cultivated for its edible seed.
  2. Usually, the seed of this plant, used as a food for humans and animals.
  3. any of several plants of the same genus, as the wild oat.
  4. a musical pipe made of an oat straw.
    1. to feel frisky or lively.
    2. to be aware of and use one's importance or power.
  5. See(def. 3).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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