noun, plural el·e·phants, (especially collectively) el·e·phant for 1.
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Origin of elephant
OTHER WORDS FROM elephantel·e·phan·toid, adjective
Words nearby elephant
Example sentences from the Web for elephants
She worked with wildlife as a volunteer in Peru and the Galapagos; she worked with elephants in Thailand, at a zoo in Australia.Let’s Free Stacey Addison, The Oregon Woman Jailed at the Ends of the Earth|Christopher Dickey|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And elephants do occasionally use their trunks as snorkels while swimming.
Africans are the park rangers protecting the elephants and other wildlife from violent criminal poaching networks.Why the US-Africa Summit Was Important and Why It Wasn't Enough|John Prendergast|August 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“We can only save African elephants if China and Japan ban the ivory trade,” Thornton told me.
Beijing claims to oppose the illicit traffic in the tusks of elephants butchered by poachers.
This suborder includes the largest of land mammals, the Elephants, and certain of their extinct allies.The Vertebrate Skeleton|Sidney H. Reynolds
It appeared the elephants were wanted to take part in a procession, and for a while they let me guess what sort of a procession.Caves of Terror|Talbot Mundy
Maria heard tremblingly from her tower the bellowing of the elephants.
From Navabi we proceeded to the landing place of Memberri, which evidently was a frequent haunt of elephants.
Then I told her how I had once bought two elephants, a big one and a small one, and sent them to a sick little girl.
British Dictionary definitions for elephants (1 of 2)
Word Origin for elephants
British Dictionary definitions for elephants (2 of 2)
noun plural -phants or -phant
Derived forms of elephantelephantoid, adjective
Word Origin for elephant
Cultural definitions for elephants
Idioms and Phrases with elephants
see see the elephant; white elephant.