AskDefine | Define Oscar

Dictionary Definition

Oscar n : an annual award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for achievements in motion picture production and performance [syn: Academy Award]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

Gaelic os "deer" + cara "friend" ; 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.

Proper noun

  1. A given name.
  2. A statuette awarded by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  3. The letter O in the ICAO spelling alphabet.

Translations

male given name
  • Czech: Oskar
  • Danish: Oskar
  • Finnish: Oskari
  • German: Oskar
  • Norwegian: Oskar
  • Swedish: Oskar

See also

Danish

Proper noun

  1. A given name, a variant spelling of Oskar.

German

Proper noun

  1. A given name, a variant spelling of Oskar.

Norwegian

Proper noun

  1. A given name, a variant spelling of Oskar.

Swedish

Proper noun

  1. A given name, a variant spelling of Oskar; borne by two 19th century kings of Sweden.

Extensive Definition

Oscar or OSCAR may refer to:

Animals

Arts and entertainment

Film

Other

Nobility

In Swedish nobility:

Technology and transport

Computing

Oscar in Czech: Oscar (rozcestník)
Oscar in Danish: Oscar (flertydig)
Oscar in German: Oscar (Begriffsklärung)
Oscar in Spanish: Óscar
Oscar in Esperanto: Oskaro
Oscar in French: Oscar
Oscar in Western Frisian: Oscar
Oscar in Korean: 오스카
Oscar in Italian: Oscar
Oscar in Hebrew: אוסקר (פירושונים)
Oscar in Dutch: Oscar
Oscar in Japanese: オスカー
Oscar in Norwegian: Oscar (andre betydninger)
Oscar in Polish: Oskar
Oscar in Portuguese: Oscar
Oscar in Russian: Оскар
Oscar in Swedish: Oscar
Oscar in Turkish: Oscar
Oscar in Chinese: 奥斯卡
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