What does olive mean?

Definitions for olive
ˈɒl ɪvolive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. olivenoun

    small ovoid fruit of the European olive tree; important food and source of oil

  2. olive, European olive tree, Olea europaeanoun

    evergreen tree cultivated in the Mediterranean region since antiquity and now elsewhere; has edible shiny black fruits

  3. olivenoun

    hard yellow often variegated wood of an olive tree; used in cabinetwork

  4. olivenoun

    one-seeded fruit of the European olive tree usually pickled and used as a relish

  5. oliveadjective

    a yellow-green color of low brightness and saturation

  6. oliveadjective

    of a yellow-green color similar to that of an unripe olive

Wiktionary

  1. olivenoun

    An evergreen tree, Olea europaea, cultivated since ancient times in the Mediterranean for its fruit and the oil obtained from it.

  2. olivenoun

    The small oval fruit of this tree, eaten ripe (usually black) or unripe (usually green).

  3. olivenoun

    The wood of the olive tree.

  4. olivenoun

    An olivary body, part of the medulla oblongata.

  5. olivenoun

    A component of a plumbing compression joint; a ring which is placed between the nut and the pipe and compressed during fastening to provide a seal.

  6. oliveadjective

    Of a grayish green color, that of an unripe olive.

  7. Olivenoun

    A female given name from English.

    And hear me swear a solemn oath, / That only by thy side / Will I to Olive plight my troth, / And gain her for my bride.

    Etymology: Medieval form of the Latin saint's name Oliva "olive"; revived in the 19th century when flower and plant names became fashionable. The surname is topographical, often representing an Anglicization of continental European surnames such as Spanish Oliva.

  8. Olivenoun

    A surname.

    Etymology: Medieval form of the Latin saint's name Oliva "olive"; revived in the 19th century when flower and plant names became fashionable. The surname is topographical, often representing an Anglicization of continental European surnames such as Spanish Oliva.

  9. Olivenoun

    A male given name from English.

    Etymology: Medieval form of the Latin saint's name Oliva "olive"; revived in the 19th century when flower and plant names became fashionable. The surname is topographical, often representing an Anglicization of continental European surnames such as Spanish Oliva.

Freebase

  1. Olive

    The olive is a species of small tree in the family Oleaceae, native to the coastal areas of the eastern Mediterranean Basin as well as northern Iraq, and northern Iran at the south of the Caspian Sea. Its fruit, also called the olive, is of major agricultural importance in the Mediterranean region as the source of olive oil. The tree and its fruit give its name to the plant family, which also includes species such as lilacs, jasmine, Forsythia and the true ash trees. The word derives from Latin olīva which is cognate with the Greek ἐλαία ultimately from Mycenaean Greek

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Olive

    ol′iv, n. a tree cultivated round the Mediterranean for its oily fruit: its fruit: peace, of which the olive was the emblem: a colour like the unripe olive.—adj. of a brownish-green colour like the olive.—adjs. Olivā′ceous, olive-coloured: olive-green; Ol′ivary, like olives.—ns. Ol′ivenite, a mineral consisting chiefly of arsenic acid and protoxide of iron; Ol′ive-oil, oil pressed from the fruit of the olive; Ol′ive-yard, a piece of ground on which olives are grown; Ol′ivine, chrysolite.—Olive branch, a symbol of peace: (pl.) children (Ps. cxxviii. 4; Pr. Bk.). [Fr.,—L. oliva—Gr. elaia.]

Editors Contribution

  1. olive

    A type of cultivar, plant, seed and tree created and cultivated in various species.

    Olives are grown to be eaten and they are also transformed into olive oil.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 6, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of olive in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of olive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of olive in a Sentence

  1. Chris Dimizas:

    They want it in cash or they prefer to keep their olive oil in their tanks.

  2. Angelica Varela:

    As conservation work, I mean were doing this so that eventually we dont have to keep doing it. Angelica Varela drove up from Phoenix with Angelica Varela friend, Brandi Kapos, who is an Olive Garden waitress and an Arizona State Univerisity conservation biology graduate. Shes looking to return to school to get a masters degree in Geographic Information Systems. Before Angelica Varela and Brandi Kapos got their assignment from Jennifer Cordova for the night, they said they had energy drinks and candy. Angelica Varela said Angelica Varela was pumped. With freezing temperates on the first night of the search, around 10 of the volunteers showed up, including Arizona State Univerisity biology graduates Angelica Varela and Brandi Kapos. ( Fox News) Jennifer Cordova said the goal is to get the black-footed ferret off the endangered species list. Fox News important because wildlife dont have a say -- theydont have a voice out there, Holly Hicks said. So, its people like us who manage and try to keep that voice out there and people aware. Our passion comes from a lot of places. We love animals. We want to see wildlife in the future for future generations. Only found in North America, this wild animal differs from the European pet ferrets that are domesticated. The black-footed ferret was once thought extinct until 18 were found in 1981. Since then, recovery and breeding efforts have helped the black-footed ferret population grow. I kind of feel like its our duty.

  3. Douglas MacArthur:

    The Long Gray Line has never failed us, were you to do so, a million ghosts in olive drab, in brown khaki, in blue and gray, would rise from their white crosses, thundering those magic words :' Duty, honor, country.'.

  4. Dawn Jackson Blatner:

    If you look at your plate and you have what you can guesstimate is a half-cup of a grain, that’s going to be roughly 150 calories ; if you see a reasonably sized piece of protein, it’s likely about 3 ounces, or about 150 calories, and if you see a lot of vegetables, topped with just a little bit of fat, like a drizzle of olive oil, you’re probably adding up to about a 400 to 450 calorie meal.

  5. Patricia Bynes:

    As an activist you are going to stay mad because you are not going to always get all that you want, but because of the pushing and the pressure that protesters put on Ferguson, I am considering it a win and a very big win. It's an olive branch.

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