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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ol-ivz]
    • /ˈɒl ɪvz/
    • /ˈɒl.ɪv/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ol-ivz]
    • /ˈɒl ɪvz/

Definitions of olives word

  • noun olives a female given name. 1
  • adjective olives of, relating to, or made of olives, their foliage, or their fruit. 1
  • adjective olives of the color olive. 1
  • adjective olives tinged with this color: an olive complexion. 1
  • noun olives Plural form of olive. 1
  • noun olives Mount ofridge of hills east of Jerusalem 0

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Origin of olives

First appearance:

before 1150
One of the 7% oldest English words
1150-1200; Middle English < Old French < Latin olīva, by-form of olea < dialectal Greek *elaíwa olive, olive tree; cf. oil, oleaceous

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Parts of speech for Olives


olives popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 83% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

olives usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for olives

noun olives

  • drabs — Plural form of drab.
  • buffs — plate armor for the lower part of the face and the throat, used with a burgonet.
  • golds — Plural form of gold.
  • naturals — Plural form of natural.
  • suntans — a browning or a brown color of the skin resulting from exposure to sunlight or a sunlamp; tan.

adjective olives

  • apples — well or fine; under control.
  • firs — Plural form of fir.
  • forests — Plural form of forest.
  • grass — Günter (Wilhelm) [goo n-ter wil-helm;; German gyn-tuh r vil-helm] /ˈgʊn tər ˈwɪl hɛlm;; German ˈgün tər ˈvɪl hɛlm/ (Show IPA), 1927–2015, German novelist, poet, and playwright.
  • jades — Plural form of jade.

Antonyms for olives

adjective olives

  • experts — Plural form of expert.
  • olds — (used with a plural verb) old persons collectively (usually preceded by the): appropriations to care for the old.

Top questions with olives

  • where do olives come from?
  • what are olives?
  • what are olives classified as?

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