Ivory Coast


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

I·vo·ry Coast

 (ī′və-rē, īv′rē)
2. A section of coastal western Africa along the Gulf of Guinea roughly corresponding to present-day Côte d'Ivoire. It was named for the large quantities of ivory traded there in precolonial times.

Ivory Coast

n
(Placename) the Ivory Coast the former name (until 1986) of Côte d'Ivoire

I′vory Coast′


n.
a republic in W Africa: formerly part of French West Africa; gained independence 1960. 15,818,068; 127,520 sq. mi. (330,275 sq. km). Cap.: Yamoussoukro. French, Côte d'Ivoire .
I•vo•ri•an (aɪˈvɔr i ən, aɪˈvoʊr-) adj. n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Ivory Coast - a republic in western Africa on the Gulf of GuineaIvory Coast - a republic in western Africa on the Gulf of Guinea; one of the most prosperous and politically stable countries in Africa
Abidjan - city recognized by the United States as the capital of the Ivory Coast; largest city of the Ivory Coast
Africa - the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
Translations
Pobřeží slonoviny
Elfenbenskysten
Norsunluurannikko
Côte d’IvoireCôte d'Ivoire
コートジボワール
Elfenbenskysten
Wybrzeże Kości Słoniowej
Coasta de Fildeş
Elfenbenskusten
Fildişi KıyısıFildişi Sahili

Ivory Coast

n
the Ivory Coast → la Côte d'Ivoireivory tower ivory-tower [ˌaɪvəriˈtaʊər]
ntour f d'ivoire
to live in an ivory tower → rester dans sa tour d'ivoire, vivre dans une tour d'ivoire
We hope that people here don't just live in an ivory tower → Nous espérons que les gens d'ici ne vivent pas dans une tour d'ivoire., Nous espérons que les gens d'ici ne restent pas dans leur tour d'ivoire.
modif
ivory-tower intellectuals → des intellectuels dans leur tour d'ivoire

Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast

n the Ivory Coastla Costa d'Avorio
References in periodicals archive ?
BEIRUT: A Lebanese man was shot dead in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Monday, Lebanon's state news agency reported.
The Special Representative emphasized the excellent cooperation existing between UNOCI and the Government of Ivory Coast.
While Ivory Coast's internet and broadband sectors remain largely underdeveloped, the government of Ivory Coast has started creating awareness about digital technology so that a greater number of citizens adopt internet connectivity.
Barry stepped up to hit the winner to make it 9-8 and give Ivory Coast their second title after their only previous win in 1992.
Attijariwafa will hold 75 per cent and Ivory Coast will own 25 per cent.
The Newcastle United midfielder was one of several Premier League stars in the Ivory Coast starting line-up, Wilfried Bony, Yaya Toure, Kolo Toure, Roma striker Gervinho and former Chelsea frontman Salomon Kalou in a side expected to claim a comfortable victory against Guinea.
The Greek squad beat out many European giants like defending champions Spain, England and Italy by making it to the top 16 after defeating Ivory Coast in their last group match.
In the first match of the day, Colombia has won Ivory Coast 2-1.
The bravest man on the park without doubt was Ivory Coast midfielder Serey Die who insisted on playing after learning of the death of his father just two hours before the game.
Teofilo Gutierrez fed Quintero as the pair closed down some poor Ivory Coast defending on the half-way line.
Colombiaheld out reasonably comfortably, though, to the delight of thousands of their yellow-clad fans thronging the national stadium, and top the standings with six points ahead of Ivory Coast on three.
Japan had taken a first-half lead through a goal from Keisuke Honda, but within four minutes of Drogba's introduction in the 62nd minute the Ivory Coast had turned the match on its head to lead 2-1.