Adjective "oat" definition and examples

(Oat may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/əʊt/

Definitions and examples

noun

An Old World cereal plant with a loose, branched cluster of florets, cultivated in cool climates and widely used for animal feed.
  1. 'Crops produced for domestic sale include corn, barley, oats, wheat, potatoes, and fruits.'
  2. 'Including a spring seeded crop such as corn, sorghum, soybean, oat, proso millet or sunflower in the rotation breaks the life cycle of blue mustard.'
  3. 'Glabrous mutant varieties have been identified in many cereal crop species, including rice, wheat, barley, oats, pearl millet, sugarcane, and sorghum.'
  4. 'Monotony came from the self-sufficiency of small farms; since bread was the staple food, most farms grew wheat, along with other cereals like rye, oat, buckwheat, maize and barley.'
  5. 'There's been more interest in planting alfalfa and oats than in recent years.'
  6. 'In late spring a second field planted with oats, barley, legumes or lentils, which were harvested in late summer.'
  7. 'Greenbugs feed on a variety of grass crops, including wheat, oats, barley, rye and sorghum.'
  8. 'Most farmers cultivated wheat, oats and barley, and exported the majority of the agricultural produce.'
  9. 'During Schomburgk's time the garden provided services of considerable importance to farmers by introducing new strains of wheat, oats and sorghum.'
  10. 'The differential localization of GA-like substances occurs between the lower and upper halves of gravistimulated shoots of oats, sunflowers and maize.'
  11. with modifier 'porridge oats'
  12. 'Nutritionally, oats are similar to whole wheat, the main difference being that the oat kernel has not been taken apart, and the wheat kernel has.'
  13. 'In addition to being a popular food, oats also have a long history of use in herbal medicine.'
  14. 'We have the finest larder in the world: think of our fabulous game, beef, lamb, seafood, oats, barley and soft fruits.'
  15. 'Gluten is a protein found in wheat, oats and other grains.'
  16. 'Crumble toppings in France, as in England, only rarely contain oats or other rustic grains, unlike the usual American version.'
  17. 'In a large bowl, combine the oats, sugar, raisins, chopped nuts, cinnamon and salt.'
  18. 'On the other hand, wholegrains (such as brown rice, oats, wholemeal bread, wholewheat pasta), tend to give rise to more tempered amounts of insulin.'
  19. 'The farm supplies milk from its Ayrshire herd for Duchy Originals milk, vegetables for crisps, oats and wheat for biscuits, pigs for bacon and sausages and barley for ale.'
  20. 'In a 2-quart pan, melt the lard and peanut butter over medium heat, then stir in the oats, cornmeal, flour, and sugar.'
  21. 'High fibre foods, such as fresh fruit and veg, oats, lentils and kidney beans, are important.'
  22. 'Future work will address the impact of infection on these wild grass hosts.'
An oat stem used as a musical pipe by shepherds, especially in pastoral or bucolic poetry.

    More definitions

    1. a cereal grass, Avena sativa, cultivated for its edible seed.

    2. Usually, oats. (used with a singular or plural verb) the seed of this plant, used as a food for humans and animals.

    3. any of several plants of the same genus, as the wild oat.

    4. Archaic. a musical pipe made of an oat straw. Idioms

    5. feel one's oats, Informal. to feel frisky or lively. to be aware of and use one's importance or power.

    6. sow one's wild oats. wild oat (def 3).

    More examples(as adjective)

    "quotas can be oat."

    "varieties can be oat."

    "harvests can be oat."

    Origin

    Old English āte, plural ātan, of unknown origin. Unlike other names of cereals (such as wheat, barley, etc.), oat is not a mass noun and may originally have denoted the individual grain, which may imply that oats were eaten in grains and not as meal.

    Phrase

    feel one's oats
    get one's oats
    sow one's wild oats