- a word used in communications to represent the letter O.
- a male given name: from Old English words meaning “god” and “spear.”
- Military. the NATO designation for a class of nuclear-powered Soviet attack submarine armed with 24 antiship cruise missiles.
- one of a group of statuettes awarded annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for achievements in motion-picture production and performance.
- one of a series of small communications satellites, launched into polar orbit as piggyback passengers on U.S. launch vehicles, for unrestricted use by radio amateurs.
- 1829–1907, king of Sweden 1872–1907; king of Norway 1872–1905.
- Australian slang, rare cash; money
- any of several small gold statuettes awarded annually in the United States by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for outstanding achievements in filmsOfficial name: Academy Award
- (sometimes not capital)an award made in recognition of outstanding endeavour in any of various other fieldsthe TV Oscars
- (without capital) any annual award for excellence
- communications a code word for the letter o
- 1829–1907, king of Sweden (1872–1907) and of Norway (1872–1905)
masc. proper name, Old English Osgar “god’s spear,” from gar “spear” (see gar) + os “god” (only in personal names); see Asgard. The statuette awarded for excellence in film acting, directing, etc., given annually since, 1928, first so called 1936. The name is said to have sprung from a 1931 remark by Margaret Herrick, secretary at Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, on seeing the statuette: “He reminds me of my Uncle Oscar.” Thus the award would be named for Oscar Pierce, U.S. wheat farmer and fruit grower. A small statue given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to winners of its annual awards. (See Academy Awards.)