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[ol-ivz] /ˈɒl ɪvz/
Mount of, a small ridge E of Jerusalem, in what is now Jordan. Highest point, 2737 feet (834m).
Also, Olivet
[ol-uh-vet, -vit] /ˈɒl əˌvɛt, -vɪt/ (Show IPA)


[ol-uh-vet] /ˌɒl əˈvɛt/
noun, Theater.
a large floodlight having a single bulb.
Also, olivet
[ol-uh-vet, ol-uh-vet] /ˌɒl əˈvɛt, ˈɒl əˌvɛt/ (Show IPA)
Origin of olivette
From French; See origin at olive, -ette Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "Gethsemane" means "oil-press," and olive trees long ago gave olivet its name.

    Among the Trees at Elmridge Ella Rodman Church
  • The olivet Presbyterian church came into existence on May 15, 1904.

    History of Linn County Iowa Luther A. Brewer
  • Arrived at Foligno, he found that his great enemy was at sanctuary in the Convent of olivet, biting his nails in a red fume there.

    Little Novels of Italy Maurice Henry Hewlett
  • With the first pale shimmer of daylight over olivet came a hush.

    A King of Tyre James M. Ludlow
  • Hidden behind spires of cypress, olivet stood outside the walls, a sun-dyed white building deep under brown eaves.

    Little Novels of Italy Maurice Henry Hewlett
  • We had a very steep descent to make on the eastern side of olivet.

    Letters from Palestine J. D. Paxton
  • Let us never forget this third lesson from olivet, the lesson about,—the talents.

  • He had been a professed Christian, not because of olivet, but because of Sinai.

  • Will you recall again the Master's good-bye olivet message, and notice just what it means?

    Quiet Talks on Power S.D. Gordon
British Dictionary definitions for olivet


Mount of Olives, a hill to the east of Jerusalem: in New Testament times the village Bethany (Mark 11:11) was on its eastern slope and Gethsemane on its western one
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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