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Olives

[ol-ivz] /ˈɒl ɪvz/
noun
1.
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)
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olivette

[ol-uh-vet] /ˌɒl əˈvɛt/
noun, Theater.
1.
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
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  • The olivet Presbyterian church came into existence on May 15, 1904.

    History of Linn County Iowa Luther A. Brewer
  • With the first pale shimmer of daylight over olivet came a hush.

    A King of Tyre James M. Ludlow
  • Some writers call olivet a Duke while others place it with the Morellos.

    The Cherries of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • We had a very steep descent to make on the eastern side of olivet.

    Letters from Palestine J. D. Paxton
  • He had been a professed Christian, not because of olivet, but because of Sinai.

  • The postal villages are Gilman, section 10, and olivet, section 36.

    Fifty Years In The Northwest William Henry Carman Folsom
  • Without the voice of friend or foe, the garden of olivet was silent.

    A Life of St. John for the Young George Ludington Weed
  • She did on both these occasions fly from before the face of the Dean of olivet.

    For Woman's Love

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  • She was terribly frightened when she recognized the Dean of olivet.

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British Dictionary definitions for olivet

Olives

/ˈɒlɪvz/
noun
1.
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
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