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

  • adj. Overgrown or cloaked with ivy: "Harvard's ivied edifices” ( Joseph P. Kahn).

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  • adj. Overgrown with ivy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Overgrown with ivy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Covered with ivy; overgrown with ivy.

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

  • adj. overgrown with ivy


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  • The house they mortgaged from a bank and lived in was standard, was ivied, was brick.

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  • It was an English garden in miniature, with potted orange trees, climbing roses, pink cabbage roses, larkspur, sweet-william, white lilac, and an ivied trellis railing running along the perimeter.

    Exit the Actress

  • The orange waste of copper tailings remains bare, but ivied trees crowd beside adits and encircle the fenced-off shafts.

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  • “Our snow was not only shaken from whitewash buckets down the sky, it came shawling out of the ground and swam and drifted out of the arms and hands and bodies of the trees; snow grew overnight on the roofs of the houses like a pure and grandfather moss, minutely white-ivied the walls and settled on the postman, opening the gate, like dumb, number thunderstorm of white, torn Christmas cards.”

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  • It seemed like I was on I-35 one minute coming south from Hayward and the next minute I was gazing at the ivied wall, my mind filled with the same envy and bitter memories I felt years ago.

    Heaven’s Fury

  • Awkward introductions were exchanged while the two couples stood on the sidewalk between a hot dog cart and the ivied brick wall separating the campus from the street.

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  • Football, of course, has often been characterized as preparation for life, but it would seem that competition in programming and in the process of creating conglomerates and making big firms out of smaller ones might also provide a pretty good introduction to the challenges that lurk outside the ivied walls.

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  •  Then trees began along the roadway, first a scattering between structures, then tunnels of dense, overhanging growth — great, straight, ivied trees, passage without exit.

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  • Columbia's J-school seems to be establishing itself as the classicist, the sanctuary whose ivied castle walls guard journalism as journalism has been done.

    Jeff Jarvis: J-Schools of Thought

  • What they need to do instead is start thinking past their ivied walls to work with other universities and with networks of teachers and students, not to mention alumni who leave with knowledge and gain more knowledge they could and should share.

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