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ˈɒl ə vəroliv·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Oliver, Joseph Oliver, King Olivernoun

    United States jazz musician who influenced the style of Louis Armstrong (1885-1938)


  1. Oliveradjective

    Drunk, pissed.

  2. Olivernoun

    A male given name from the Germanic languages.

  3. Olivernoun

    A patronymic surname.

  4. Olivernoun

    A town in British Columbia, Canada.

  5. Olivernoun

    An urban neighborhood of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

  6. Olivernoun

    A community in Colchester County, Nova Scotia, Canada.

  7. Olivernoun

    A community in Essex County, Ontario, Canada.

  8. Olivernoun

    An unincorporated community in Scott County, Arkansas.

  9. Olivernoun

    A ghost town in Yuba County, California.

  10. Olivernoun

    A tiny city in Screven County, Georgia.

  11. Olivernoun

    An unincorporated community in Edgar County, Illinois.

  12. Olivernoun

    An unincorporated community in Whiteside County, Illinois.

  13. Olivernoun

    An unincorporated community in Posey County, Indiana.

  14. Olivernoun

    A neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland.

  15. Olivernoun

    An unincorporated community in Kimball County, Nebraska.

  16. Olivernoun

    A census-designated place in Fayette County, Pennsylvania.

  17. Olivernoun

    A village in Douglas County, Wisconsin.

  18. Olivernoun

    The Moon.

    Now Oliver puts his blank nightcap on,¶ And every star its glim is hiding,¶ And forth to the heath is the scampsman gone,¶ His matchless cherry-black prancer riding;

  19. Etymology: 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

  1. Oliver

    ol′i-vėr, n. a forge-hammer worked by foot.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Oliver

    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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. oliver

    A west-country term for a young eel.

Rap Dictionary

  1. olivernoun

    Neighborhood in Downtown Edmonton, pretty hard, just like most of Downtown

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  1. oliver

    Song lyrics by oliver -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by oliver on the Lyrics.com website.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Oliver' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4135

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Oliver' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3911

Anagrams for Oliver »

  1. virole

  2. violer

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Oliver in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Oliver in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Oliver in a Sentence

  1. Kim Overton:

    Surrogacy can be just as special and beautiful as a natural pregnancy and birth, and without it, our son Oliver would not be here today.

  2. Miyah Cleckley:

    I always know that Kristen is in very good hands with him, i thought it was really cute because her father he does their hair a lot. We have five girls and one son so when Im working he has to pick up the weight of doing their hair, she detailed. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Oliver, meanwhile, said hes just glad that Paulk asked for a simple style. It was a good thing she asked for a ponytail.

  3. Oliver Cromwell:

    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.

  4. Tim Crowley:

    They told Mel Christler that it was the first plane used by Dwight Eisenhower as president, so Mel Christler decided to restore it with another fellow named Harry Oliver... and they flew it around in the early'90s. Attempts to sell the plane fell through and, after Mel Christler died, it eventually ended up at Marana Regional Airport where it now sits, after changing ownership to another group which includes Harry Oliver. They are now trying to sell it. Various entities have voiced interest, but nobody has yet come up with the money. Timothy Coons, who served as flight engineer on the plane's last flight 10 years ago, said.

  5. Dan Patterson:

    Missouri protects the right to open carry a firearm, but that right does not allow an individual to act in a reckless and criminal manner, endangering other citizens, as Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes famously explained,' The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man... falsely shouting fire in a theater, causing a panic.'.

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    worthy of reliance or trust
    • A. witless
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