What does Oyster mean?

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ˈɔɪ stərOys·ter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. oysternoun

    marine mollusks having a rough irregular shell; found on the sea bed mostly in coastal waters

  2. huitre, oysternoun

    edible body of any of numerous oysters

  3. oysterverb

    a small muscle on each side of the back of a fowl

  4. oysterverb

    gather oysters, dig oysters

Wiktionary

  1. oysternoun

    Any marine bivalve mollusk of the Family Ostreidae, usually found adhering to rocks or other fixed objects in shallow water along the seacoasts, or in brackish water in the mouth of rivers.

    Etymology: ostre, from ostrea; reinforced or superseded in by oistre, from oistre, uistre (modern French huître), also from ostrea, from ὄστρεον.

  2. oysternoun

    A name popularly given to the delicate morsel of dark meat contained in a small cavity of the bone on each side of the lower part of the back of a fowl.

    Etymology: ostre, from ostrea; reinforced or superseded in by oistre, from oistre, uistre (modern French huître), also from ostrea, from ὄστρεον.

  3. oysternoun

    A person who keeps secrets and private information to him- or herself.

    Etymology: ostre, from ostrea; reinforced or superseded in by oistre, from oistre, uistre (modern French huître), also from ostrea, from ὄστρεον.

  4. oysterverb

    To fish for oysters.

    Etymology: ostre, from ostrea; reinforced or superseded in by oistre, from oistre, uistre (modern French huître), also from ostrea, from ὄστρεον.

  5. oysteradjective

    Of a pale beige colour tinted with grey or pink, like that of an oyster.

    Etymology: ostre, from ostrea; reinforced or superseded in by oistre, from oistre, uistre (modern French huître), also from ostrea, from ὄστρεον.

Freebase

  1. Oyster

    The word oyster is used as a common name for a number of distinct groups of bivalve molluscs which live in marine or brackish habitats. The valves are highly calcified. Some kinds of oysters are commonly consumed, cooked or raw, by humans as a delicacy. Other kinds, such as pearl oysters, generally not eaten by humans, are harvested for the pearl produced within the mantle.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Oyster

    ois′tėr, n. a well-known bivalve shellfish, used as food.—ns. Oys′ter-bank, -bed, -farm, -field, -park, a place where oysters breed or are bred; Oys′ter-catch′er, the sea pie—a sea wading bird of the family Hæmatopodidæ, having dark plumage and red bill and feet; Oys′ter-fish′ery, the business of catching oysters; Oys′ter-knife, a knife for opening oysters.—n.pl. Oys′ter-pat′ties, small pies or pasties made from oysters.—n. Oys′ter-shell, the shell of an oyster.—n.pl. Oys′ter-tongs, a tool used to dredge up oysters in deep water.—ns. Oys′ter-wench, -wife, -wom′an, a woman who vends oysters. [O. Fr. oistre (Fr. huître)—L. ostrea—Gr. ostreon, an oyster—osteon, a bone.]

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  1. storey, Troyes

  2. Storey

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Oyster in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Oyster in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Oyster in a Sentence

  1. Sana Dabbas:

    Never doubt your capacity to achieve and accomplish your goals. The world is your oyster, go find you pearls.

  2. Peter Stein:

    We’ve had some very terrible effects on the industry because restaurants just shut down, when restaurants shut down, so do oyster farms, because we just don’t have any customers for the oysters that we’re producing.

  3. Robert Cecil Day Lewis:

    No good poem, however confessional is may be, is just a self-expression. Who on earth would claim that the pearl expresses the oyster?

  4. Jonathan Swift:

    He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.

  5. Phyllis McGinley:

    Women are the fulfilled sex. Through our children we are able to produce our own immortality, so we lack that divine restlessness which sends men charging off in pursuit of fortune or fame or an imagined Utopia. That is why we number so few geniuses among us. The wholesome oyster wears no pearl, the healthy whale no ambergris, and as long as we can keep on adding to the race, we harbor a sort of health within ourselves.

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