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Oscar, The Oscar, OSCAR or Oskar may refer to:

  • The Academy Awards, or Oscars, annual awards for cinematic achievement made by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AAMPAS)
  • OSCAR Radio, a radio station run by the pupils of Oundle School

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Animals

  • Oscar (fish), Astronotus ocellatus
  • Oscar (cat), a cat who can purportedly predict the deaths of hospice patients
  • oskar, a gene required for the development of the Drosophila embryo
  • Beast of Busco, a North American cryptid turtle named Oscar

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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

See also Óscar

Contents

English

Etymology

Irish Osgar, from 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. It can also be explained by anglo-saxon ōs 'god' and gār 'spear' (see Oswald, Osborn, Oswid, Osric, Oslak)

Proper noun

Singular
Oscar

Plural
-

Oscar

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

Quotations

  • 1765 James Macpherson, The Poems of Ossian, Tauchnitz 1847, page 192:
    My son, though alone, is brave. Oscar is like a beam of the sky: he turns around, and the people fall.
  • 2005 Marc Cerasini, etc, Operation Hell Gate, HarperEntertainment, ISBN 0060842245, page 134:
    Had a funny first name, like Oscar or maybe - no! I remember now. It was Felix. Felix Tanner.

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Danish

Proper noun

Oscar

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

German

Proper noun

Oscar

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

Norwegian

Proper noun

Oscar

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

Swedish

Alternative spellings

Etymology

English Oscar

Proper noun

Oscar

  1. A male given name.

Usage notes

Borne by two kings, the name was very popular in 19th century Sweden; returned to favor in the end of the 20th century.

See also


Gaming

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

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Oscar
Information
Game Series Syberia series
1st Appearance Syberia 2002
Alias:
Alter Ego:
Japanese Name:
Status:
Affiliation:
Occupation: Train Engineer/Conductor
Position:
Rank:
Nationality: Clockwork being
Species Automatron
Age: More than 70 years old
Height:
Weight:
Gender: Male
Blood Type:
Birthdate: 1930s
Birthplace: Valadilene, France
Likes: Kate Walker
Dis-Likes: Having his limbs taken away.
Hobbies: Fixing up the train
Family: Hans Voralberg(creator)
Home:
Power:
Fighting Style:
Weapon(s):
Skill(s): Being able to speak.
Special Skill(s):
Creator(s): Benoît Sokal
Voice Actor(s):
Trademark:
Notes:



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