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i·vo·ry

(ī′və-rē, īv′rē)
n. pl. i·vo·ries
1.
a. A hard, smooth, yellowish-white substance composed primarily of dentin that forms the tusks of the elephant.
b. A similar substance forming the tusks or teeth of certain other mammals, such as the walrus.
2. A tusk, especially an elephant's tusk.
3. An article made of ivory.
4. A substance resembling ivory.
5. A pale or grayish yellow to yellowish white.
6. ivories
a. Music Piano keys.
b. Games Dice.
c. Slang The teeth.
adj.
1. Composed or constructed of ivory.
2. Of a pale or grayish yellow to yellowish white.

[Middle English ivorie, from Old French ivoire, ivurie, from Latin eboreus, of ivory, from ebur, ebor-, ivory, from Egyptian 3bw, elephant, ivory; see elephant.]
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ivory

(ˈaɪvərɪ; -vrɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. (Zoology)
a. a hard smooth creamy white variety of dentine that makes up a major part of the tusks of elephants, walruses, and similar animals
b. (as modifier): ivory ornaments.
2. (Zoology) a tusk made of ivory
3. (Colours)
a. a yellowish-white colour; cream
b. (as adjective): ivory shoes.
4. a substance resembling elephant tusk
5. an ornament, etc, made of ivory
6. (Historical Terms) black ivory obsolete Black slaves collectively
[C13: from Old French ivurie, from Latin evoreus made of ivory, from ebur ivory; related to Greek elephas ivory, elephant]
ˈivory-ˌlike adj

Ivory

(ˈaɪvərɪ)
n
(Biography) James. born 1928, US film director. With the producer Ismael Merchant, his films include Shakespeare Wallah (1964), Heat and Dust (1983), A Room With a View (1986), and The Golden Bowl (2000)
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i•vo•ry

(ˈaɪ və ri, ˈaɪ vri)

n., pl. -ries,
adj. n.
1. the hard white substance, a variety of dentine, composing the main part of the tusks of the elephant, walrus, etc.
2. this substance when taken from a dead animal and used to make articles and objects.
3. an article made of this substance, as a carving or a billiard ball.
4. matter or a material resembling or imitating this substance, esp. vegetable ivory.
5. the tusk of an elephant, walrus, or other animal.
6. Slang. a tooth.
7. ivories, Slang.
a. the keys of a piano or similar instrument.
b. dice.
8. a creamy or yellowish white.
adj.
9. consisting or made of ivory.
10. of the color ivory.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Old French ivurie < Latin eboreus (adj.), derivative of ebor-, s. of ebur ivory]
i′vo•ry•like`, adj.
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i·vo·ry

(ī′və-rē)
The hard, smooth, yellowish-white substance forming the teeth and tusks of certain animals, such as the tusks of elephants and walruses and the teeth of certain whales.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ivory - a hard smooth ivory colored dentine that makes up most of the tusks of elephants and walrusesivory - a hard smooth ivory colored dentine that makes up most of the tusks of elephants and walruses
tusk - a long pointed tooth specialized for fighting or digging; especially in an elephant or walrus or hog
dentin, dentine - a calcareous material harder and denser than bone that comprises the bulk of a tooth
2.ivory - a shade of white the color of bleached bonesivory - a shade of white the color of bleached bones
whiteness, white - the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)
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ivory

adjective
Of a light color or complexion:
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Translations
slonovinaslonovinový
elfenbenelfenbens-
norsunluunorsunluinen
slonovačabjelokost
elefántcsont
fílabein
象牙
상아
ebur
dramblio kaulas
ziloņkauls
ivoorivoorkleurivoren
slonovinaslonovinový
slonova kostslonovina
slonovača
elfenben
งาช้าง
fildişifildişinden yapılmış
ngà

ivory

[ˈaɪvərɪ]
A. Nmarfil m ivories (= teeth) → dientes mpl (Mus) → teclas fpl (Billiards) → bolas fpl
to tickle the ivoriestocar el piano
B. ADJ [cane, box] → de marfil; [skin] → de color marfil
C. CPD Ivory Coast NCosta f de Marfil
ivory hunter Ncazador (a) m/f de marfil
ivory tower N (fig) → torre f de marfil
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

ivory

[ˈaɪvəri]
n
(= tusk) → ivoire m
(= colour) → ivoire m
adj (= colour) → ivoire inv
an ivory silk wedding dress → une robe de mariage ivoire, en soie
modif [handle, key] → en ivoire; [carving] → sur ivoire
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

ivory

n
(also colour) → Elfenbein nt; the ivory tradeder Elfenbeinhandel
(inf) ivories (= piano keys)Tasten pl; (= billiard balls)Billardkugeln pl; (= dice)Würfel pl; (dated: = teeth) → Beißer pl (inf)
adj
(colour) → elfenbeinfarben
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ivory

[ˈaɪvrɪ]
1. navorio
2. adj (colour) → avorio inv; (object) → d'avorio
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ivory

(ˈaivəri) noun, adjective
(of) the hard white substance forming the tusks of an elephant, walrus etc. Ivory was formerly used to make piano keys; ivory chessmen.
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ivory

عَاجٌ slonovina elfenben Elfenbein ελεφαντόδοντο marfil norsunluu ivoire slonovača avorio 象牙 상아 ivoor elfenben kość słoniowa marfim слоновая кость elfenben งาช้าง fildişi ngà 象牙
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References in periodicals archive ?
BIRTHDAYS: James Ivory, film director, 91; Virginia McKenna, actress, 88; Tom Jones, singer, 79; Ronald Pickup, actor, 79; Michael Pennington, actor and writer, 76; Liam Neeson, actor, 67; Damien Hirst, artist, 54; Anna Kournikova, former tennis player, 38.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS James Ivory, film director, 91; Virginia McKenna, actress, 88; Tom Jones, singer, 79; Ronald Pickup, actor, 79; Michael Pennington, actor and writer, 76; Orhan Pamuk, novelist, 67; Liam Neeson, actor, 67; Damien Hirst, artist, 54; Anna Kournikova, former tennis player, 38.
BIRTHDAYS: James Ivory, film director, 91; Virginia McKenna, actress, 88; Tom Jones, singer, 79; Ronald Pickup, actor, 79; Michael Pennington, actor and writer, 76; Orhan Pamuk, novelist, 67; Liam Neeson, actor, 67; Damien Hirst, artist, 54; Anna Kournikova, former tennis player, 38 (pictured).
Rupert Murdoch James Ivory has just won the Oscar for the best adapted screenplay, thus becoming the oldest Academy award winner at 89.
05 (ANI): James Ivory, the writer of Oscar nominated 'Call Me By Your Name', has become the oldest Oscar Winner in the history.
'Call Me by Your Name' is written by James Ivory and directed by Luca Guadagnino.
James Ivory, now 89, won the best adapted screenplay BAFTA last Sunday and the film has been nominated for four Oscars, including best actor for Timothee Chalamet.
Screenwriter James Ivory spares us neither intense pleasure nor body-shaking anguish as he details their passionate affair against the sun-kissed backdrop.
Call Me by Your Name, directed by Luca Guadagnino and written by James Ivory, is based on the 2007 novel of the same name by Andre Aciman.
Best Adapted Screenplay: James Ivory, "Call Me By Your Name"
"He was the first Indian actor to work abroad, and that too with an eminent director like James Ivory. Together, they did exemplary work.