an oil expressed from the olive fruit, used in cooking, in salad dressings, in medicine, etc.
a pale yellow oil pressed from ripe olive fruits and used in cooking, medicines, soaps, etc
[ol-uh-ver] /ˈɒl ə vər/ noun 1. one of the 12 paladins of Charlemagne. Compare . 2. Joseph (“King”) 1885?–1938, U.S. cornet player, bandleader, and composer: pioneer in jazz. 3. a male given name. /ˈɒlɪvə/ noun 1. one of Charlemagne’s 12 paladins See also Roland 2. Isaac. ?1556–1617, English portrait miniaturist, born in France: he studied […]
- Oliver cromwell
[krom-wuh l, -wel; for 1–3 also kruhm-] /ˈkrɒm wəl, -wɛl; for 1–3 also ˈkrʌm-/ noun 1. Oliver, 1599–1658, English general, Puritan statesman, and Lord Protector of England, Scotland, and Ireland 1653–58. 2. his son, Richard, 1626–1712, English soldier, politician, Lord Protector of England 1658–59. 3. Thomas, Earl of Essex, 1485?–1540, English statesman. 4. a town […]
- Oliver goldsmith
[gohld-smith] /ˈgoʊldˌsmɪθ/ noun 1. Oliver, 1730?–74, Irish poet, playwright, essayist, and novelist. /ˈɡəʊldˌsmɪθ/ noun 1. 2. (formerly) a dealer or manufacturer of gold articles who also engaged in banking or other financial business 3. (in Malaysia) a Chinese jeweller /ˈɡəʊldˌsmɪθ/ noun 1. Oliver. ?1730–74, Irish poet, dramatist, and novelist. His works include the novel The […]
noun 1. a novel (1838) by Dickens. (1838) A novel by Charles Dickens; the title character is an orphan boy. In one famous scene, Oliver is severely punished for asking for more gruel, or porridge (“Please, sir, I want some more”). Oliver later becomes a pickpocket in a gang of young thieves led by Fagin. […]