What does oyster mean?

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    Etymology: ostre, from ostrea; reinforced or superseded in by oistre, from oistre, uistre (modern French huître), also from ostrea, from ὄστρεον.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    Etymology: ostre, from ostrea; reinforced or superseded in by oistre, from oistre, uistre (modern French huître), also from ostrea, from ὄστρεον.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    Etymology: ostre, from ostrea; reinforced or superseded in by oistre, from oistre, uistre (modern French huître), also from ostrea, from ὄστρεον.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    Etymology: ostre, from ostrea; reinforced or superseded in by oistre, from oistre, uistre (modern French huître), also from ostrea, from ὄστρεον.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    Etymology: ostre, from ostrea; reinforced or superseded in by oistre, from oistre, uistre (modern French huître), also from ostrea, from ὄστρεον.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

    There's no question the spill had tremendous effect on oyster production in Louisiana and Mississippi, but it's hard to say what exactly was caused by the oil and what wasn't, there's no smoking gun.

  2. Kimball House co-owner Bryan Rackley:

    We want people to know that Gulf seafood is safe and that oyster farmers there are turning out product just as good, if not better, than the East and West Coasts, it's about variety, about putting a Gulf oyster next to others and experiencing a different flavor profile that rounds out your oyster service.

  3. Matthew Gray:

    The oyster seals this irritant off by wrapping the foreign object in shell material.

  4. Matthew Gray:

    Finding a pearl in an edible oyster is very rare, anecdotally, it's estimated to be something like 1/10,000, but I think this is being generous.

  5. Franklin Delano Roosevelt:

    Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster.

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