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  1. Mount of, a small ridge E of Jerusalem, in what is now Jordan. Highest point, 2,737 feet (834m).

  • Also Ol·i·vet [ol-uh-vet, -vit]. /ˈɒl əˌvɛt, -vɪt/.

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How to use Olives in a sentence

  • Arrived in the valley of Josaphat, the body was gently placed in a sepulcher of stone not far from the Garden of Olives.

  • We had sandwiches and chicken salad and Olives and three kinds of cake and ice cream for refreshments.

    The Sunbridge Girls at Six Star Ranch | Eleanor H. (Eleanor Hodgman) Porter
  • Grain and grapes and Olives furnished subsistence for all who did not live to eat.

    The Private Life of the Romans | Harold Whetstone Johnston
  • The best oil was made from Olives not fully ripe, but the largest quantity was yielded by the ripened fruit.

    The Private Life of the Romans | Harold Whetstone Johnston
  • Sarelli, who sat on her right hand, seemed to partake of little except Olives, which he dipped into a glass of sherry.

British Dictionary definitions for Olives


/ (ˈɒlɪvz) /

  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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