Oliver

Definitions

  • "Oliver Twist," 1837, vol. i. ch. xii
    "Oliver Twist," 1837, vol. i. ch. xii
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Oliver United States jazz musician who influenced the style of Louis Armstrong (1885-1938)
    • ***

Additional illustrations & photos:

OLIVER M. WHIPPLE OLIVER M. WHIPPLE
ANDREW OLIVER ANDREW OLIVER
ANDREW OLIVER MANSION ANDREW OLIVER MANSION
THOMAS OLIVER AND JOHN VASSALL MANSION THOMAS OLIVER AND JOHN VASSALL MANSION
OLIVER GOLDSMITH'S CHAIR OLIVER GOLDSMITH'S CHAIR
Oliver's bookplate Oliver's bookplate
Dr. Oliver's bookplate Dr. Oliver's bookplate

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: An olive tree can live up to 1500 years
    • n Oliver A small tilt hammer, worked by the foot.
    • Oliver An olive grove.
    • Oliver An olive tree.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Olives, which grow on trees, were first cultivated 5,000 years ago in Syria
    • n Oliver A forge-hammer in which the hammer is fastened upon one end of an arm or handle, the other end of which is attached to an axle. The hammer is worked by the alternate action of a spring that raises the hammer and treadle-mechanism by which the foot of the operator forces the hammer down to deliver its blow.
    • n Oliver A young eel.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There was no soap in the ancient Mediterranean world. Olive oil was used to wash the body in addition to cooking.
    • n Oliver ol′i-vėr a forge-hammer worked by foot.
    • ***

Idioms

Olive branch - If you hold out or offer an olive branch, you make a gesture to indicate that you want peace.
***

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. oliviere,

Usage

In literature:

For the first time in his life, Oliver Trembath's massive strength was of no avail to him.
"Deep Down, a Tale of the Cornish Mines" by R.M. Ballantyne
Olive's mother had died, six years before.
"The Brentons" by Anna Chapin Ray
He enters the workhouse just as Oliver Twist enters it, as a little child.
"Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens" by G. K. Chesterton
Bascom, Oliver, nominated for canal com., 1868, iii.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
Olive is not really miserable; she is only cold and hungry and weak, and wants petting and cosseting.
"Doctor Luttrell's First Patient" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
Just when Mildred thought she could stand at the window, and watch for Oliver, Oliver came in at the window.
"The Settlers at Home" by Harriet Martineau
Oliver Hampden's eyes did not leave her face.
"The Christmas Peace" by Thomas Nelson Page
Robert Collyer was much impressed by Mr. Oliver, and Mr. Oliver declared that Mr. Collyer was not to blame for his looks.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
While we're down, your Cousin Oliver'll take a look at this new grid-field job.
"The Pirates of Ersatz" by Murray Leinster
Stephen felt very uncomfortable, too, to hear what had been told him about Oliver.
"The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's" by Talbot Baines Reed
***

In poetry:

Lovingly young Miriam lingered:
Sunbeams flushed her olive cheek,
As she prayed the royal lady,
"Shall I go a nurse to seek?"
"To The Lily of The Nile" by Lizzie E Palmer
"'Allah! hu!' Through flashing sabres,
Through a stormy hail of lead,
The good Thessalian charger
Up the slopes of olives sped.
"The Hero" by John Greenleaf Whittier
TWINE the wild olive, twine!
And hasten, maidens, while the dayspring calls,
For when the sun is high
The leaflet droops and falls.
"The Coronal" by Annie Adams Fields
Three spirits came to me
And drew me apart
To where the olive boughs
Lay stripped upon the ground:
Pale carnage beneath bright mist.
"APRIL" by Ezra Pound
And then, as with the olive bough
The heavenly dove of old drew near,
Some gentle words of truth will flow
In holy music on the ear.
"Ioy after Sorrow" by John Bowring
Peace garlands with the olive-bough
Her thunder-bearing tower,
And plants before her cleaving prow
The sea-foam's milk-white flower.
"America To Russia" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

Services will be at 2 pm Friday in Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church with the Rev.
Extra virgin olive oil Zeis Spice: 1/4 tsp.
Cup olive oil or cooking oil.
Mount Olive College baseball player David Combs shows Sean Williams how to set up to pitch during a baseball clinic held Saturday at Scarborough Field.
'Die Badende' ('The Bather '), which is made of styrofoam and steel is a project by artist Oliver Voss and is on display in Hamburg, Germany.
Sequel to the 1987 film, again directed by Oliver Stone.
Cheeses from Greece, clockwise from left: Feta, kefalotiri and graviera with oil-cured olives, all from Salonika Imports in Lawrenceville.
A meaty part in Oliver Stone's Savages.
The historic Oliver Kelley Farm in Elk River will offer two gardening-related events in April.
Cup blended oil (vegetable and olive).
Croutons topped with anchovy, olives and leek are a crunchy, savory foil to the soup.
At La Pizzeria, Zaza Nakaidze keeps it simple, cooking Dave's fresh clams in garlic and olive oil.
In the kitchen at La Pizzeria, tucked into a Coleman Boulevard strip mall, chef Zaza Nakaidze prepares a pan with extra virgin olive oil and garlic.
Spinach and Black Olive Calzone Recipe.
One 28 oz can of Crushed Tomatoes 1 pound Lean Ground Chuck (Beef) 3 oz Olive Oil 4 Tbsp Chopped, Sliced, or Crushed Garlic 1 Pound Rigatoni ½ Cup Fresh Basil (Chopped) ½ Cup Fresh Oregano (Chopped) 3 Tbsp Salt 1 Tsp.
***

In science:

Rev. E. 77, 015301(R) Walker, T. P., Steigman, G., Kang, H.-S., Schramm, D. M. & Olive, K. A. 1991 Primordial nucleosynthesis redux.
The Pollution of Pristine Material in Compressible Turbulence
Gliozzi, Scherk, and Olive (1976, 1977) proposed a truncation of the RNS string theory spectrum – the GSO Projection – that removes half of the fermion states and the “odd Gparity” bosons.
The Early History of String Theory and Supersymmetry
We were aware of the article by Goddard and Olive (1983) that pointed out (among other things) that there are exactly two even self-dual Euclidean lattices in 16 dimensions, and these are associated with precisely these two gauge groups.
The Early History of String Theory and Supersymmetry
Gliozzi, F., Scherk, J., & Olive, D. (1976).
The Early History of String Theory and Supersymmetry
Gliozzi, F., Scherk, J., & Olive, D. (1977).
The Early History of String Theory and Supersymmetry
***