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Ives

[ahyvz] /aɪvz/
noun
1.
Burl (Icle Ivanhoe) [burl ik-uh l] /bɜrl ˈɪk əl/ (Show IPA), 1909–1995, U.S. actor and folk singer.
2.
Charles Edward, 1874–1954, U.S. composer.
3.
Frederic Eugene, 1856–1937, U.S. inventor.
4.
James Merritt
[mer-it] /ˈmɛr ɪt/ (Show IPA),
1824–95, U.S. lithographer.
Compare Currier.
5.
a male given name.
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  • Ives and Norton are much used for red wines and sell for top prices.

  • Diamond Creek mouth was determined accurately by Ives in 1858.

    A Canyon Voyage Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
  • Ives is absent—at Rome, I believe, though I did not meet him there.

    Glances at Europe Horace Greeley
  • "I can't stand things that scuttle and slither and crawl," said Ives.

    Breaking Point

    James E. Gunn
  • But they lowered the boom on Ives when he showed any resilience.

    Breaking Point

    James E. Gunn
  • About Ives, now—we can skip that for the time he'll be unconscious.

    Breaking Point

    James E. Gunn
British Dictionary definitions for Ives

Ives

/aɪvz/
noun
1.
Charles Edward. 1874–1954, US composer, noted for his innovative use of polytonality, polyrhythms, and quarter tones. His works include Second Piano Sonata: Concord (1915), five symphonies, chamber music, and songs
2.
Frederick Eugene. 1856–1937, US inventor of halftone photography
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