olive branch


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olive branch

n.
1. A branch of an olive tree regarded as an emblem of peace.
2. An offer of peace: bore an olive branch to the new round of negotiations.

olive branch

n
1. a branch of an olive tree used to symbolize peace
2. any offering of peace or conciliation

ol′ive branch`


n.
1. a branch of the olive tree as an emblem of peace.
2. any token of peace.
[1275–1325]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.olive branch - something offered to an adversary in the hope of obtaining peaceolive branch - something offered to an adversary in the hope of obtaining peace
offering, offer - something offered (as a proposal or bid); "noteworthy new offerings for investors included several index funds"
Translations
غُصْن الزَّيْتون
olivengren
olajág
olífuviîargrein
olivová ratolesť
zeytin dalı

olive branch

nramoscello d'olivo

olive

(ˈoliv) noun
1. a type of edible fruit which is used as a garnish etc and which gives oil used for cooking. He put an olive in her cocktail; (also adjective) an olive tree; olive oil.
2. the tree on which it grows. a grove of olives.
3. (also olive-green) the brownish-green or yellowish-green colour of the fruit. They painted the room olive; (also adjective) She wore an olive-green hat.
4. (also ˈolive-wood) the wood of the tree.
olive branch
a sign of a wish for peace. The government held out the olive branch to its opponents.
References in classic literature ?
They showed us likewise the bloody robe which that archbishop of Paris wore who exposed his sacred person and braved the wrath of the insurgents of 1848, to mount the barricades and hold aloft the olive branch of peace in the hope of stopping the slaughter.
It was a triangular billet, on pink paper, and sealed with a dove and an olive branch, and a profusion of light blue sealing wax, and it was written in a very large, though undecided female hand.
The general had turned up in the bosom of his family two or three days before, but not, as usual, with the olive branch of peace in his hand, not in the garb of penitence--in which he was usually clad on such occasions--but, on the contrary, in an uncommonly bad temper.
The house inspected, emissaries removed the Inexhaustible, who was shortly afterwards heard screaming among the rainbows; whereupon Bella withdrew herself from the presence and knowledge of gemplemorums, and the screaming ceased, and smiling Peace associated herself with that young olive branch.
Meantime, I feel in myself a strong repugnance to fix the hour which will uproot my sole olive branch, and transplant it far from me; and, when I speak to Frances on the subject, I am heard with a kind of patient pain, as though I alluded to some fearful operation, at which her nature shudders, but from which her fortitude will not permit her to recoil.
The sides planned to discuss bilateral relations, the situation in Syria, and the Operation Olive Branch.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Turkish sources disclosed that hundreds of Kurdish fighters have been either killed or held captive in the battle over the town of Afrin in the course of Operation Olive Branch.
pls note changes in 2nd graf) POL-TURKEY-SYRIA Turkish troops "neutralize" 3,213 terrorists in NW Syria - Erdogan ANKARA, March 10 (KUNA) -- Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country's troops have "neutralized" 3,213 terrorists since the launch of the Turkish-led Operation Olive Branch in the city of Afrin, northwestern Syria, official media reported Friday.
Summary: Ankara [Turkey], Mar 8 (ANI): Turkish forces neutralised 3,055 terrorists through Operation Olive Branch in Syria's north-west Afrin region , the Turkish General staff said in an official statement on Thursday.
Minister Celik evaluated Operation Olive Branch being carried out by the Turkish Armed Forces, and said, Turkey has been strongly opposing the political stance that supports the establishment of a terrorist state and corridor in the region, as well as warning against the threats and aggression posed against Turkey by terrorist organisations increasingly entrenched at its borders for months.
The olive branch, of course, is typically used as a peace gesture.
Clifford Freeman Sellers, 72, of Olive Branch, Miss.