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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Oliver, Joseph Known as "King Oliver.” 1885?-1938. American jazz musician and composer who had a great influence on the style of Louis Armstrong. His Creole Jazz Band was the first Black group to make jazz recordings.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A male given name.
  • proper n. A patronymic surname.
  • adj. Drunk, pissed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An olive grove.
  • n. An olive tree.
  • n. A small tilt hammer, worked by the foot.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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.
  • n. A young eel.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. United States jazz musician who influenced the style of Louis Armstrong (1885-1938)

Etymologies

Old French Olivier, by folk etymology shaped to look like Late Latin olivarius ("olive tree"), but probably representing a West Germanic form of Old Norse Óleifr ("ancestral + relic") (modern Olaf and Olof), or Proto-Germanic *ala- + *wēraz (“true”) (modern Alvar, Álvaro). Name of a paladin of Charlemagne in medieval French romance. (Wiktionary)

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