What does Oscar mean?

Definitions for Oscar
ˈɒs kərOscar

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Academy Award, Oscarnoun

    an annual award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for achievements in motion picture production and performance


  1. Oscarnoun

    A statuette awarded by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

  2. Oscarnoun

    A male given name from Irish or Old English.

    My son, though alone, is brave. Oscar is like a beam of the sky: he turns around, and the people fall.

  3. Oscarnoun

    An Irish patronymic surname, a rare anglicization of Mac Oscair.

  4. Oscarnoun

    The letter O in the ICAO spelling alphabet.

  5. Oscarnoun

    A locale in the United States. An unincorporated community in Kentucky; named for Kentucky Representative Oscar Turner. An unincorporated community in Louisiana. An unincorporated community in Missouri; named for early settler Oscar Bradford. An unincorporated community in Oklahoma; named for local rancher Oscar W. Seay. An unincorporated community in Pennsylvania. An unincorporated community in West Virginia.

  6. Etymology: Osgar, from os + cara ; resuscitated by James Mcpherson in The Works of Ossian (1765). Napoleon, an admirer of the Ossianic poems, chose it for his godson Oscar Bernadotte, who became a king of Sweden. It can also be explained by os and gar (see Oswald, Osborn, Oswid, Osric, Oslak).


  1. OSCAR

    OSCAR is an acronym for Orbiting Satellite Carrying Amateur Radio. OSCAR series amateur radio satellites use amateur radio frequency allocations to facilitate communication between amateur radio stations. These satellites can be used for free by licensed amateur radio operators for voice and data communications. Currently over 5 fully operational satellites in orbit act as repeaters, linear transponders or store and forward digital relays. Throughout the years OSCAR satellites have helped make breakthroughs in the science of satellite communications. A few advancements include the launch of the first satellite voice transponder and the development of highly advanced digital "store-and-forward" messaging transponder techniques. To date, over 70 OSCARs have been launched with more to be launched in the future.


  1. Oscar

    Oscar is a new startup to revolutionize health insurance, founded by Kevin Nazemi, Joshua Kushner and Mario Schlosser.The Oscar team is focused on utilizing technology, design and data to humanize healthcare. We are a group of technology and healthcare dreamers who looked at the current state of the US healthcare system, got frustrated by the horrible consumer experience, and decided to do something big about it. Backed by a renowned set of investors and advisors, we're building at team in New York City's Puck Building.

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  1. ASROC

  2. carso

  3. orcas

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Oscar in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Oscar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Oscar in a Sentence

  1. Ebba Gudny Gudmundsdottir:

    It was an inspiration for him (her son) to see Oscar and the others run.

  2. Kyle Buchanan:

    They want to change the way Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke see a movie, and if they can get An Oscar to validate that, then they've gotten almost all the way there.

  3. Neil Patrick Harris:

    In many ways, it's lose-lose, there's so much scrutiny. And so much anticipation, and so many (Oscar-viewing) parties where people are hoping that things go wrong. It's not really an audience wanting you to win.

  4. Al Sharpton:

    The lack of diversity in today’s Oscar nominations is appalling, and while it is good that 'Selma' was nominated for Best Picture, it’s ironic that they nominated a story about the racial shutout around voting while there is a racial shutout around the Oscar nominations, with all of the talent in 'Selma' and other Black movies this year, it is hard to believe that we have less diversity in the nominations today than in recent history.

  5. Halle Berry:

    I thought,' Oh, all these great scripts are going to come my way ; these great directors are going to be banging on my door,' it didn't happen. It actually got a little harder. They call it the Oscar curse. You're expected to turn in award-worthy performances.

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    someone who takes the place of another person
    • A. alternate
    • B. frantic
    • C. busy
    • D. brilliant

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