What does olive mean?

Definitions for olive
ˈɒl ɪvolive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. olive(noun)

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

  2. olive, European olive tree, Olea europaea(noun)

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

  3. olive(noun)

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

  4. olive(noun)

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

  5. olive(adj)

    a yellow-green color of low brightness and saturation

  6. olive(adj)

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

Wiktionary

  1. olive(Noun)

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

  2. olive(Noun)

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

  3. olive(Noun)

    The wood of the olive tree.

  4. olive(Noun)

    An olivary body, part of the medulla oblongata.

  5. olive(Noun)

    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. olive(Adjective)

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

  7. Olive(ProperNoun)

    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. Olive(ProperNoun)

    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. Olive(ProperNoun)

    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. Olive Garden:

    We benefit significantly at Olive Garden because food travels so well, especially when we put it in bulk containers.

  2. Old School:

    Frank Well, uh I guess I, deep down, am feeling a little confused. I mean, suddenly, you get married, and you're supposed to be this entirely different guy. I don't feel different. I mean, take yesterday for example. We were out at the Olive Garden for dinner, which was lovely. And uh, I happen to look over at a certain point during the meal and see a waitress taking an order, and I found myself wondering what color her underpants might be. Her panties. Uh, odds are they are probably basic white, cotton, underpants. But I sort of think well maybe they're silk panties, maybe it's a thong. Maybe it's something really cool that I don't even know about. You know, and uh, and I started feeling... what what I thought we were in the trust tree in the nest, were we not

  3. Dean Debnam:

    Even food polarizes Americans along party lines these days, democrats and Republicans disagree on donuts and bagels, KFC and Chick-fil-A, and even the merits of Olive Garden as quality authentic ethnic food.

  4. The AP:

    U.S. customs records show the (slave-peeled) shrimp made its way into the supply chains of major U.S. food stores and retailers such as Wal-Mart, Kroger, Whole Foods, Dollar General and Petco, along with restaurants such as Red Lobster and Olive Garden.

  5. Ronald Goldman sister:

    I want people to remember the victims although I realize this show is not about them, I just think that’s a little unfortunate, i didn’t expect to be asked for approval or permission, I just would liked to been extended an olive branch so I could have been a little bit more prepared.

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