ivy

Definitions

  • Ivy Chain
    Ivy Chain
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ivy Old World vine with lobed evergreen leaves and black berrylike fruits
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The oil that is found in poison ivy is called "urushiol."
    • n Ivy (Bot) A plant of the genus Hedera Hedera helix), common in Europe. Its leaves are evergreen, dark, smooth, shining, and mostly five-pointed; the flowers yellowish and small; the berries black or yellow. The stem clings to walls and trees by rootlike fibers. "Direct
      The clasping ivy where to climb."
      "Ye myrtles brown, with ivy never sere."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ivy An epiphytic climbing plant of the genus Hedera (H. Helix), natural order Araliaceæ, and the type of the series Hedereæ. The leaves are smooth and shining, varying much in form, from oval entire to 3- and 5-lobed; and their perpetual verdure gives the plant a beautiful appearance. The flowers are greenish and inconspicuous, disposed in globose umbels, and are succeeded by deepgreen or almost black berries. H. Helix (the common ivy) is found throughout almost the whole of Europe, and in many parts of Asia and Africa. It is plentiful in Great Britain, growing in hedges and woods, and on old buildings, rocks, and trunks of trees. A variety called the Irish ivy is much cultivated on account of the large size of its foliage and its very rapid growth. The ivy attains a great age, the stem ultimately becoming several inches thick and capable of supporting the weight of the plant. The wood is soft and porous, and when cut into very thin plates is used for filtering liquids. In Switzerland and the south of Europe it is employed for making various useful articles. The ivy has been celebrated from remote antiquity, and was held sacred in some countries, as Greece and Egypt.
    • n ivy Ground-pine: chiefly in the compound herb-ivy.
    • n ivy In Australia, the cultivated varieties of Pelargonium peltatum, commonly known as ivy-leaved geraniums, which are there trained over fences and walls, sometimes to a height of 20 or 30 feet, supplanting the English or common ivy in this use. See ivy-leaved geranium.
    • n ivy The Macquarie Harbor grape, Calacinum adpressum.
    • n ivy The naturalized Cape or German ivy, Senecio mikanioides. See Senecio, 1.
    • ivy To cover with ivy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ivy ī′vi a creeping evergreen plant on trees and walls
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Quotations

  • Sir Richard Burton
    Sir Richard Burton
    “False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. īfig,; akin to OHG. ebawi, ebah, G. epheu,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. ifig; Old High Ger. ebah; prob. conn. with L. apium, parsley.

Usage

In literature:

The old keep, wearing a cotamore of ivy, still guards the water's edge.
"The Sunny Side of Ireland" by John O'Mahony and R. Lloyd Praeger
You are now all standing together in a group beside Ivy-cottage, the river gliding below its wooden bridge from Rydal-mere.
"Recreations of Christopher North, Volume 2" by John Wilson
Johnny, taking one serious look at him, now waved his hand as bidding him adieu, and disappeared in a mass of ivy.
"Stories of Comedy" by Various
Then there would have been no Ivy Hall, either, I suppose.
"Tabitha's Vacation" by Ruth Alberta Brown
Grismond, John, Ivy Lane.
"A Short History of English Printing, 1476-1898" by Henry R. Plomer
The ivy clusters over the towers most gracefully.
"Young Americans Abroad" by Various
She was trying for the Ivy song, which is chosen each year by competition.
"Betty Wales Senior" by Margaret Warde
A mile from Grandcourt he caught sight of the square red ivy-covered brick tower of the school among the trees.
"The Master of the Shell" by Talbot Baines Reed
The sill was scarlet with geraniums, and the window itself was grown partly over and half smothered in a veiling of ivy.
"The Black Cross" by Olive M. Briggs
The turret was covered with luxuriant ivy, and that ivy with snow.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 101, March, 1866" by Various
The ruddy light which had illumined the fern-hung sides and curtains of ivy of the great gorge began to fail.
"Will of the Mill" by George Manville Fenn
Have I brought mademoiselle enough ivy?
"Fairy Fingers" by Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
Little remains now but the belfry, with its luxuriant covering of dark ivy, still preserving it from destruction.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)" by John Roby
She does look awfully young, but this is her fourth year at Ivy Hall.
"Tabitha at Ivy Hall" by Ruth Alberta Brown
Why, there's actooally ivy and other 'nockshus weeds growing all over 'em.
"The Young Castellan" by George Manville Fenn
Ivy Fanning ran away from Fairview, my father's villa.
"Victor's Triumph" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
Of the ancient structure one small court alone remains, a picturesque steep-roofed building almost smothered in ivy.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
Ivy means friendship, conviviality, remembrance.
"Needlework As Art" by Marian Alford
No "pendent masses of ivy" or "creeper" cover it.
"A Week's Tramp in Dickens-Land" by William R. Hughes
The law or cadence established is of a circling tendril, terminating in an ivy-leaf.
"Modern Painters, Volume IV (of V)" by John Ruskin
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In poetry:

I should have died when he was brought so low,
Had it been him I loved,
Died clinging to him, as to the blasted oak
The ivy clings unmoved.
"The Criminal's Betrothed" by Marietta Holley
White petals of the virgin snow,
With sprigs of ivy here and there,
They deck the forest monarch's brow,
While breezes whistle through his hair.
"Waiting Their Crowns" by Folger McKinsey
Running ivies dark and lingering
Round her light limbs drag and twine;
Round her waist with languorous tendrils
Reels and wreathes the juicy vine;
"Daphne" by George Meredith
Where Greece, with king on king,
Dreamed in her halls;
Where Rome kneeled worshiping,
The owl now calls,
And whispering ivies cling
To mouldering walls.
"Pagan" by Madison Julius Cawein
Save that from yonder ivy-mantled tow'r
The moping owl does to the moon complain
Of such, as wand'ring near her secret bow'r,
Molest her ancient solitary reign.
"Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard" by Thomas Gray
Upheave, black mould, and totter all
The ruin down!
Fall, monumental pillars, fall,
Upon her grave! Above her breast
May ivy creep,
And roses blow! I choose to rest.
""I Live Within The Stranger's Gate"" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard

In news:

Poison ivy turns pretty colors in fall but it's dangerous to your skin any time of year.
I've had a lot of poison ivy in my yard this year and have been on.
NJ town considers goats to eat poison ivy .
Officials in a New Jersey shore town might use goats from Maryland to rid an environmentally-sensitive area of poison ivy .
Seaside Park is considering bringing in goats to eat poison ivy .
SEASIDE PARK — Officials in a Ocean County town may bring in goats from Maryland about ridding an environmentally-sensitive area of poison ivy .
Natural remedies for treating poison ivy , oak and sumac.
Too bad voles don't love poison ivy , too.
Take poison ivy , for example.
Poison ivy challenges Martha's Vineyard naturalists.
Don't let poison ivy get you.
Poison Ivy and Oak Treatment.
A nice trip up north ruined by my first encounter with poison ivy.
Itch, scratch — poison ivy's misery belied in display of autumn color.
Poison ivy challenges Martha's Vineyard naturalists.
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In science:

We have: Der(L) ⊂ H om(⊕iVi , Qj Vj ) = Qi,j H om(Vi , Vj ), hence Der(L) is an s-invariant closed (hence linearly compact) subspace of a direct product of finite dimensional irreducible s-modules.
Classification of finite simple Lie conformal superalgebras
Now, by Theorem 5.4, for every 1 ≤ i ≤ R < j ≤ P , we have a well-defined morphism IVi ,Vj : Vi ⊗ Vj → Vj ⊗ Vi .
Simple tensor products
But if we change the isomorphisms by automorphisms gi of CPm then the limit of the sequence giχiVi may be completely different.
Stability, birational transformations and the Kahler-Einstein problem
And of course, applications (i–vi) aside, this system can serve as a useful theoretical playground for exploring field-theory and path-integral methods for quantum gravity.
General Covariance in Gravity at a Lifshitz Point
Hence, it will be possible to prove in the theory that V ta is the representation of a in the (approximate) eigenvector basis, i.e., we shall have an equality a = Pn i=1 γivi + o(1), for vi ’s the approximate eigenvectors of M and some rationals γi ’s.
Short Propositional Refutations for Dense Random 3CNF Formulas
Ivy was one of the first DSM systems that attempted to act as a transparent single address space shared memory system by sharing memory on the page level and using handlers on page miss to transfer data.
Extending and Implementing the Self-adaptive Virtual Processor for Distributed Memory Architectures
Let f = (cid:80)i=k denote by ˆv = ξ (v) the corresponding monomial of S . i=1 αivi ∈ Rn with αi ∈ k and with vi ’s linearly independent monomials.
Apolarity for determinants and permanents of generic matrices
In particular Pk process, Wi ≤ Pm j=1 pj Ivi ,aj . j=1 pj Ivi ,aj .
The phase transition in inhomogeneous random intersection graphs
Let Vω = ∩iVi . Vω is a geometric representative of µ(ω ).
Simple Type and the Boundary of Moduli Space
Therefore, for a connection (A0 , λ, y , m) ∈ ˜Mk+1 to lie in ∩iVi , the background connection A0 ∈ Mk must lie in ∩j Vj .
Simple Type and the Boundary of Moduli Space
English translation in: Encyclopedia of Mathematics, vol. I–VI, Kluwer, 1995.
Handbook of normal frames and coordinates
English translation in: Encyclopedia of Mathematics, vol. I–VI, Kluwer, 1995.
Handbook of normal frames and coordinates
Sx , Sy and parameters of the collision tra jectory y = x + P ǫivi .
On the collisions of singular points of complex algebraic plane curves
Ivi`c, The Riemann zeta-function: Theory and applications.
Upper bounds for the moments of zeta prime rho
The goal is to find an allocation that maximizes the welfare: Σivi (Si ).
An Impossibility Result for Truthful Combinatorial Auctions with Submodular Valuations
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