"oat" Definition

Definitions for the word "oat" from multiple English dictionaries.

1. n.
A well-known cereal grass (Avena sativa), and its edible grain; -- commonly used in the plural and in a collective sense.
Source: The 1913 Webster Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
2. n.
A musical pipe made of oat straw.
Source: The 1913 Webster Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
3. n.
1 a hardy cereal plant grown as food. B (in pl.) Grain yielded by this. 2 oat plant or a variety of it. 3 (in pl.) Slang sexual gratification. off one''s oats colloq. Not hungry. oaten adj. [old english]
Source: Oxford English Dictionary, 1884
4. slang
an atom. Probable corruption of iota, or perhaps from the small size of an oat. “I never got an OAT of it,” I never received the smallest portion.
Source: The Slang Dictionary, 1864

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