Olives

[ ol-ivz ]
/ ˈɒl ɪvz /

noun

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

Definition for olives (2 of 3)

olive

[ ol-iv ]
/ ˈɒl ɪv /

noun

adjective

Origin of olive

1150–1200; Middle English < Old French < Latin olīva, by-form of olea < dialectal Greek *elaíwa olive, olive tree; cf. oil, oleaceous
Related formssub·ol·ive, adjective

Definition for olives (3 of 3)

Olive

[ ol-iv ]
/ ˈɒl ɪv /

noun

a female given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for olives (1 of 2)

Olives

/ (ˈɒlɪvz) /

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for olives (2 of 2)

olive

/ (ˈɒlɪv) /

noun

adjective

of, relating to, or made of the olive tree, its wood, or its fruit

Word Origin for olive

C13: via Old French from Latin oliva, related to Greek elaia olive tree; compare Greek elaion oil
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Word Origin and History for olives

olive


n.

c.1200, "olive tree," from Old French olive "olive, olive tree" (13c.) or directly from Latin oliva "olive, olive tree," from Greek elaia "olive tree, olive," probably from the same Aegean language (perhaps Cretan) as Armenian ewi "oil." Applied to the fruit or berry of the tree in English from late 14c. As a color from 17c. Olive branch as a token of peace is from early 13c.

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Medicine definitions for olives

olive

[ ŏlĭv ]

n.

olivary body
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