olive branch


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

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 shield was flanked, on the right by an olive branch, on the left by a deer's antlers.
Now totaling over 270,000 square feet, Millstone's Olive Branch facility has added the capacity required to meet the high demand of controlled environment warehousing space.
Project Scope : Project provides for Hwy 74 Booster Pump Station Pump Improvements - (Increases Pump Capacity to 6MGD by adding 1 pump) and Olive Branch BPS Pump Improvements - (Increase Pump Capacity to 3 MGD by replacing impellers.
An olive branch is traditionally a symbol of peace, but not necessarily in the context of chronological problems in the Eastern Mediterranean region and the Near East during the second millennium BC.
S ambassador's upcoming meeting with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, BJP leader Kirti Azad on Tuesday said that Modi was not dying to go to America and that the latter was extending an olive branch to Modi looking at the changed scenario.
These additions heighten the productivity and accuracy of Millstone's mechanical inspection line and enhance all processes throughout the entire Olive Branch facility, the company claims.