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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ol′i-vėr, n. a forge-hammer worked by foot.
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.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'oliver' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4135
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'oliver' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3911
The numerical value of oliver in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of oliver in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
John Oliver's got a job.
I do not feel betrayed. ... He has a fine record. He is a national hero. (On Oliver L North's work)
Obviously Christianity is the one true faith, but if Islam is correct, u are fucked. I mean you are power fucked." - John Oliver to Alex McFarland
He [Oliver Cromwell] in a furious manner, bid the Speaker leave his chair; told the house That they had sat long enough, unless they had done more good; and that it was not fit they should sit as a parliament any longer, and desired them to go away.
I had five birth children and I now consider myself a father of three, i no longer recognize Oliver and Kate as my own. I would ask them to stop using the Hudson name. They are no longer a part of my life. Oliver’s Instagram post was a malicious, vicious, premeditated attack.
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