noun, plural el·e·phants, (especially collectively) el·e·phant for 1.
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Idioms for elephant
Origin of elephant
historical usage of elephant
OTHER WORDS FROM elephantel·e·phan·toid, adjective
Words nearby elephant
Example sentences from the Web for elephant
Yet cetaceans and elephants can fast for much longer, “and this somehow tells us that they must have found different ways to fuel their brain during periods of starvation,” Hiller said.By Losing Genes, Life Often Evolved More Complexity|Viviane Callier|September 1, 2020|Quanta Magazine
The tusks of the dead elephants are still in place and, as yet, no other species have died under similar circumstances.Scientists have some theories on why hundreds of elephants are mysteriously dying in Botswana|Vicky Boult|July 7, 2020|Quartz
The new study reopens the long-running debate over whether elephants truly get tipsy gorging on marula fruit.
Descriptions of elephants behaving oddly after binging on overripe fruit go back at least to 1875, Janiak says.
Previous administrations, Democrat or Republican, had not really confronted China as the elephant in the room.Does the President Matter as Much as You Think? (Ep. 404)|Stephen J. Dubner|February 6, 2020|Freakonomics
Marcel the elephant takes readers on a journey through his life, recounting his memories full of travel and adventure.The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Blue Ivy in Your Life|Allison McNearney|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This video, shot in Zambia, shows a young elephant being attacked by a pride of 14 lions.
By 1998, their star elephant, Kenny, became ill and was ordered not to perform by a circus veterinarian.
The gentle, erudite soul within a body the public considered an oddity is the contrast at the heart of “The Elephant Man.”
Want to fight ‘Taxers’ and ‘Mudslingers’ as a patriotic elephant in the new ‘Giopi: 2014 Mission Majority’?The GOP's Weird Anti-Dem Video Game, Starring a Frat-Boy Elephant|Asawin Suebsaeng|August 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The female elephant killed by our hunters at this time was a comparatively small one.
The elephant ran straight on and went right through the whole party, but came near no one.
The elephant did not follow, but the hunters, having discovered her retreat, were not slow to follow and attack her.
But he soon got over his fear, and was so busy feeding the elephant, that his papa had to coax him away.
Suddenly the Elephant trumpeted aloud as though men had goaded him.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
British Dictionary definitions for elephant
noun plural -phants or -phant
Derived forms of elephantelephantoid, adjective
Word Origin for elephant
Cultural definitions for elephant
Idioms and Phrases with elephant
see see the elephant; white elephant.