[awr-iks, ohr-] /ˈɔr ɪks, ˈoʊr-/
noun, plural oryxes (especially collectively) oryx.
a large African antelope, Oryx gazella, grayish with black markings and having long, nearly straight horns: an endangered species.
noun (pl) -yxes, -yx
any large African antelope of the genus Oryx, typically having long straight nearly upright horns
late 14c., from Latin oryx, from Greek oryx (genitive orygos) “North African antelope with pointed horns, the digging animal,” literally “pick-axe.” Used in Greek and Latin bibles to render Hebrew tho, which early English Bibles misidentified as everything from a small hibernating animal to a wild bull.
[os] /ɒs/ noun, plural ossa [os-uh] /ˈɒs ə/ (Show IPA) 1. Anatomy, Zoology. a bone. [os] /ɒs/ noun, plural ora [awr-uh, ohr-uh] /ˈɔr ə, ˈoʊr ə/ (Show IPA) 1. Anatomy, Zoology. a mouth or orifice of the body. [ohs] /oʊs/ noun, plural osar [oh-sahr] /ˈoʊ sɑr/ (Show IPA) 1. Geology. an esker, especially when of […]
1. (of the calendar) Old Style. 1. (of the calendar) Old Style. 2. out of stock. 3. (in banking) outstanding. 1. (in prescriptions) the left eye. 1. Old Saxon. 2. Old School. 3. Old series. 4. (of the calendar) Old Style. 5. Also, o.s. . abbreviation 1. out of stock 2. (banking) outstanding 1. Latin […]
spelling Normally written “OS/2”. [Jargon File] (1997-05-02)
operating system A real-time operating system written by Microware Corporation. The original version was written about 1978 for the Motorola 6809 and has since been ported to the Motorola 68000, Intel 80386, Intel 486, and the PowerPC. The kernel of OS-9 is ROMable, modular, with a unified file system, allowing it to easily be scaled […]