Definitions for oliverˈɒl ə vər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Ol•i•verˈɒl ə vər(n.)
one of Charlemagne's paladins.
Oliver, Joseph Oliver, King Oliver(noun)
United States jazz musician who influenced the style of Louis Armstrong (1885-1938)
Origin: Olivier, by folk etymology shaped to look like Late Latin olivarius, but probably representing a West form of Óleifr (modern Olaf and Olof), or ala- + wēraz (modern Alvar, Álvaro). Name of a paladin of Charlemagne in medieval French romance.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a favourite paladin of Charlemagne's, who, along with Roland, rode by his side, and whose name, along with Roland's, has passed into the phrase, a "Roland for an Oliver," meaning one good masterstroke for another, such as both these knights never failed to deliver.
Oliver! is a British musical, with music and lyrics by Lionel Bart. The musical is based upon the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. It premiered in the West End in 1960, enjoying a long run, a successful Broadway production in 1963 and further tours and revivals. It was made into a musical film in 1968. Major London revivals played from 1977–80, 1994–98 and again from 2008–11.
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