[oh-kuh-nou-wuh, -nah-wuh; Japanese aw-kee-nah-wah] /ˌoʊ kəˈnaʊ wə, -ˈnɑ wə; Japanese ˈɔ kiˈnɑ wɑ/
the largest of the Ryukyu Islands, in the N Pacific, SW of Japan: taken by U.S. forces April–June 1945 in the last major amphibious campaign of World War II. 544 sq. mi. (1409 sq. km).
a coral island of SW Japan, the largest of the Ryukyu Islands in the N Pacific: scene of heavy fighting in World War II; administered by the US (1945–72); agricultural. Chief town: Naha. Pop: 1 318 218 (2000). Area: 1176 sq km (454 sq miles)
largest of the Ryuku island chain, Japanese, literally “rope on the sea.” Related: Okinawan.
Okinawa [(oh-kuh-nah-wuh, oh-kuh-now-uh)]
Island in the western Pacific Ocean; part of Japan.
Note: During World War II, American forces seized the island from Japan in a particularly bloody campaign. It was returned to Japan in 1972.
[oh-key, oh-key, oh-key] /ˈoʊˈkeɪ, ˌoʊˈkeɪ, ˈoʊˌkeɪ/ adjective 1. all right; proceeding normally; satisfactory or under control: Things are OK at the moment. 2. correct, permissible, or acceptable; meeting standards: Is this suit OK to wear to a formal party? 3. doing well or in good health; managing adequately: She’s been OK since the operation. 4. […]
1. . abbreviation 1. Oklahoma Oklahoma
[oh-kluh-hoh-muh] /ˌoʊ kləˈhoʊ mə/ noun 1. a state in the S central U.S. 69,919 sq. mi. (181,090 sq. km). . Capital: . Abbreviation: OK (for use with zip code), Okla. /ˌəʊkləˈhəʊmə/ noun 1. a state in the S central US: consists of plains in the west, rising to mountains in the southwest and east; important […]
noun 1. a city in and the capital of Oklahoma, in the central part. noun 1. a city in central Oklahoma: the state capital and a major agricultural and industrial centre. Pop: 523 303 (2003 est) Capital of Oklahoma and largest city in the state. (See Oklahoma City bombing.)