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Definition of the noun oliver

What does oliver mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: olivers

  1. United States jazz musician who influenced the style of Louis Armstrong (1885-1938)
    • examples: Dickens was the author of 'Oliver Twist'. | Oliver asked his parents, Tom and Mary, where do children come from. | Mary announced to Oliver that he would soon have a new brother. | Mary announced to Oliver that he would soon have a new sister. | Mary announced to Oliver that he would soon have a new brother or sister. | When he learned that he would have a new brother or sister, Oliver was overjoyed. | Mary and Tom were shocked when they saw Oliver come back with his first tattoo. | Mary was concerned that Oliver had a secret girlfriend. | Mary thinks that Oliver is still too young to have a girlfriend. | Oliver found out that his new girlfriend is an illegal alien.
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonyms of Oliver: Joseph Oliver / King Oliver
    • instance of: jazz musician / jazzman = a musician who plays or composes jazz music

Definition of the adjective oliver

What does oliver mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective

  1. [Cockney rhyming slang] Drunk, pissed.

Films

  1. "Oliver" a.k.a. "Oliver!" is a 1968 British musical drama film directed by Carol Reed and based on the stage musical of the same name, with book, music and lyrics written by Lionel Bart. The screenplay was written by Vernon Harris.
  2. "Oliver" a.k.a. "Oliver Twist" is the second of David Lean's two film adaptations of Charles Dickens novels. Following the success of his 1946 version of Great Expectations, Lean re-assembled much of the same team for his adaptation of Dicken's 1838 novel, including producers Ronald Neame and Anthony Havelock-Allan, cinematographer Guy Green, designer John Bryan and editor Jack Harris. Lean's then-wife, Kay Walsh, who had collaborated on the screenplay for Great Expectations, played the role of Nancy. John Howard Davies was cast as Oliver, while Alec Guinness portrayed Fagin.

Writings

  1. "Oliver" a.k.a. "Oliver!" is a British musical, with music and lyrics by Lionel Bart. The musical is based upon the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens.
    • also known as Oliver! (Musical)
  2. "Oliver" is a book by Syd Hoff.
    • also known as "Oliver (I Can Read Books)", "Oliver (I Can Read Book 1)", "Oliver (I Can Read Books (Harper Paperback))", "Oliver (Read-Alongs for Beginning Readers)", "Oliver (I Can Read)", "Oliver (Read-Along for Beginning Readers)"
    • genres: Children's literature, Fiction
    • subjects: Circus, Adventure, Animal

Characters

  1. Oliver, sometimes referred to as Olivier de Vienne or de Gennes, is a fictional knight in the Matter of France chansons de geste, especially the French epic The Song of Roland. In the tradition, he was Roland's closest friend, advisor, and confidant, one of Charlemagne's twelve peers and brother of Aude, Roland's betrothed; and he dies at the Battle of Roncevaux Pass with Roland. Some critics have linked his name to the olive tree, a biblical symbol of divine wisdom.
    • also known as Uliviero, Oliviero, Olivier de Vienne, de Gennes
  2. Oliver is a fictional character from the 2012 film Greystone Park.
  3. Oliver is a fictional character from the 2012 film The Naturalist.
  4. Oliver is a fictional character in the 2011 drama film Beginners.
  5. Oliver is a fictional character from the play As You Like It by William Shakespeare and appeared in the 2006 movie of the same name.
  6. Oliver is a fictional character from the 1988 film Oliver & Company.

There are other characters with in their name, like Al Oliver, Ed Oliver, Baby Oliver, Bill Oliver, Dick Oliver, Greg Oliver, Jack Oliver, Jean Oliver, Matt Oliver, Nate Oliver, Neal Oliver, Oliver Chen, Oliver Fish, Oliver Hale, Oliver Mace, Oliver Oken, Oliver Reed, Oliver Rice, Oliver Ross and Oliver Wood.

Music

  1. "Oliver" a.k.a. "Oliver!" is the title song from the 1960s original West End and Broadway musical Oliver! and the 1968 film of the same name.
  2. "Oliver" is a musical album of Lionel Bart, soundtrack.
    • also known as Oliver! Soundtrack
    • released in (48 years ago)
  3. "Oliver" was the Norwegian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1979, performed in Norwegian by Anita Skorgan. This was Skorgan's second participation in the Contest; in 1977 she had placed 14th out of 18 entries with "Casanova".
  4. "Oliver" a.k.a. "Oliver!" is a composition.
  5. "Oliver" a.k.a. "Oliver!" is a musical album of Lionel Bart.
    • released in (21 years ago)
  6. "Oliver" a.k.a. "Oliver!" is a musical album of Lionel Bart, musical soundtrack.
    • released on (26 years ago)
  7. "Oliver" is an album of the Croatian singer Oliver Dragojević, released in 1987.
  8. "Oliver" a.k.a. "Oliver!" is a musical album by Original Broadway Cast.
  9. "Oliver" is a musical single of The Little Bear.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  10. "Oliver" is a musical album of FvS Musical Company.
    • released in (18 years ago)
  11. "Oliver" is a musical single of Bradford Cox.
    • released on (8 years ago)

People

  1. Oliver a.k.a. Oliver Hardy: Oliver "Ollie" Hardy was an American comic actor famous as one half of Laurel and Hardy, the classic double act that began in the era of silent films and lasted 25 years, from 1927 to 1951. He was credited with his first film, Outwitting Dad, in 1914. In some of his early works, he was billed as Babe Hardy, using his nickname.
  2. Oliver: William Oliver Swofford, known professionally as Oliver, was an American pop singer, best known for his 1969 international hit "Good Morning Starshine" from the musical Hair as well as "Jean".
  3. Oliver a.k.a. Huang He is a Taiwanese actor. He is the first actor signed by the director Yee Chin-yen. He won the Best Actor of the Golden Bell Awards in 2007. In 2009, he starred in a Sweden/Taiwanese film, Miss Kicki. And in 2010, he starred in Juliet, a Taiwanese film inspired by the tragic love story Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. due to his natural interpretation of Xie Zheng-Jie in Dangerous Mind. He is the youngest actor to receive this award in the annals of the Best Actor Award.
  4. Oliver is an author.
    • born in (172 years ago)
    • died in (117 years ago)
    • written works: "Discover of Humanity", "Snakes in Fact and Fiction", "ETHICS POLITICS & DIFFERENCE CL", "Psychology & Health Care", "A study of Maria Edgeworth, with notices of her father and friends", "Window 3.1 Al Instante", "How Take Standardized Tests", "Sft Eng Obj-Oriented Mthds", "Climatology Intro Ohm", "Ty Html 4 in 24 Hours", "Clarks Tables Science Data Book 4ED", "Wordperfect 6 P/Win Al Instant", "POWER IS YOU", "Complete Idiots Gde 6 Windows", "Como Cambriar A su Conyuge", "How to Get What You Want Now!", "Oliver Separation", "Making Racial Inequality", "Urologic and Genital Cancer", "Electronics Workbook", "Guide to the Cane Ridge Revival", "Im Discovery of Humanity", "Orthopaedic and Trauma Operative Procedures"
  5. Oliver was an English first-class cricketer who made one appearance for Middlesex in 1787, scoring one run. Oliver played for Middlesex against Essex on 31 May 1787 at Lord's Old Ground, Middlesex winning by 93 runs in the second match known to have been played on the ground after it opened earlier in May.
    • nationality: England
    • profession: Cricketer
  6. Oliver was an English cricketer who played first-class cricket from 1824 to 1828. He was mainly associated with Godalming Cricket Club and Surrey and made 4 known appearances in first-class matches.

There are other people with in their name, like Amy Oliver, Art Oliver, Ben Oliver, Bob Oliver, Cat Oliver, Don Oliver, Eve Oliver, Fiz Oliver, Guy Oliver, Ian Oliver and many others.

Group

Oliver is an American Electro/Disco/House duo based in Los Angeles.

Animals

  1. Oliver was a common chimpanzee and a former performing ape once promoted as a missing link or "Humanzee" due to his unusually human-like face and a tendency to walk upright. Despite his somewhat unusual appearance and behavior, scientists determined in the 1990s that Oliver was not a human-chimpanzee hybrid.
  2. Oliver is a veteran canine actor.

There are other animals with in their name, like Oliver's Twist.

Places

  1. Oliver is a town at the south end of the Okanagan Valley in the Southern Interior of British Columbia, Canada, with a population of over 4,000 people. It is located between Osoyoos and Okanagan Falls, and is labeled as the Wine Capital of Canada by Tourism British Columbia.
  2. Oliver is a village in Douglas County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 399 at the 2010 census.
  3. Oliver is a city in Screven County, Georgia, United States. The population as of the 2000 census was 253.
  4. Oliver is a census-designated place in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,925 at the 2000 census. Oliver is located in North Union Township.
  5. Oliver is a neighborhood in the Eastern district of Baltimore, Maryland. Its boundaries are the south side of North Avenue, the east side of Ensor Street, the west side of Broadway, and the north side of Biddle Street. This neighborhood, adjacent to Johns Hopkins Medical Campus and minutes from the Inner Harbor, lies east of the historic Greenmount Cemetery. The neighborhood is accessible by several bus lines, the Johns Hopkins metro station, Charm City Circulator, Pennsylvania Station, and freeway.

There are other places with in their name, like Mount Oliver, Oliver County, Oliver Heights, Oliver Springs, Oliver Township, Oliver Paipoonge, Oliver High School, Oliver Wight House, Oliver-Leming House, St Oliver's Cemetery, Oliver Hastings House and Oliver G. Traphagen House.

Miscellanea

  1. Oliver a.k.a. Oliver! is an award-nominated theater production.
  2. Oliver a.k.a. Oliver! is a 1963-1964 theater production of the play by Lionel Bart.
    • award:
      • Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical nomination for Davy Jones
      • Tony Award for Best Original Score nomination for Lionel Bart
      • Tony Award for Best Conductor and Musical Director nomination for Donald Pippin
      • Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical nomination for Clive Revill
      • Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical nomination for Georgia Brown
      • Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical nomination for Peter Coe
      • Tony Award for Best Scenic Design nomination for Sean Kenny
      • Tony Award for Best Musical nomination for Lionel Bart, David Merrick, Donald Albery
      • Outer Critics Circle Award for Special Citations
      • Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical nomination for Lionel Bart
      • Tony Award for Best Original Score, received by Lionel Bart
      • Tony Award for Best Conductor and Musical Director, received by Donald Pippin
      • Tony Award for Best Scenic Design, received by Sean Kenny
      • Outer Critics Circle Award for Special Citations
  3. Oliver a.k.a. Oliver! is a 1994-1998 theater production of the play by Lionel Bart.
    • some of the awards:
        • Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical nomination for Jonathan Pryce
        • Laurence Olivier Award for Best Director of a Musical nomination for Sam Mendes
        • Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical nomination for Sally Dexter
        • Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival
        • Laurence Olivier Award for Best Lighting Designer nomination for David Hersey
        • Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical nomination for Robert Lindsay
        • Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical, received by Robert Lindsay
  4. Oliver a.k.a. Oliver! is a 2009 theater production of the play by Lionel Bart.
    • award:
      • Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical (Best Actor in a Musical or Entertainment) nomination for Rowan Atkinson
      • Laurence Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreographer nomination for Matthew Bourne
      • Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival
  5. Oliver a.k.a. Oliver! is a 2009 North Hills Senior High School theater production of the play by Lionel Bart.
  6. Oliver a.k.a. Oliver! is a 2005 theater production of the play by Lionel Bart.
    • award:
      • Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Lighting Design, Resident Production nomination for Charlie Morrison
      • Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Set Design, Resident Production nomination for James Kronzer
  7. Oliver a.k.a. Oliver! is a 1977 to 1979 theater production of the play by Lionel Bart.
    • award: - Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Musical nomination for Roy Hudd
  8. Oliver a.k.a. Oliver! is a 2012 Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts School theater production of the play by Lionel Bart.
  9. Oliver is a 1994 North Hills Senior High School theater production of the play by Lionel Bart.
    • award:
  10. Oliver a.k.a. Oliver! is a 2004 Elizabeth Forward High School theater production of the play by Lionel Bart.
  11. Oliver a.k.a. Oliver! is a 1984 theater production of the play by Lionel Bart.
    • award: - Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical nomination for Ron Moody
  12. Oliver is a 2003 Deer Lakes High School theater production of a play by Lionel Bart.
    • award: - Gene Kelly Award for Best Lighting Design (Budget Category I) nomination for Deer Lakes High School
  13. Oliver a.k.a. Oliver! is a 1994 Elizabeth Forward High School theater production of the play by Lionel Bart.
  14. Oliver a.k.a. Oliver! is a 2005 Serra Catholic High School theater production of the play by Lionel Bart.
  15. Oliver a.k.a. Oliver! is a 2002 Steel Valley Senior High School theater production of the play by Lionel Bart.
  16. Oliver a.k.a. Oliver! is a 2003 Deer Lakes High School theater production of the play by Lionel Bart.
    • award: - Gene Kelly Award for Best Scenic Design (Budget Category I) nomination for Deer Lakes High School
  17. Oliver a.k.a. Oliver!: Oliver is a 1997 Bethel Park High School theater production of a play by Lionel Bart.

Phrases with Oliver

Phrases starting with the word Oliver:

  1. oliver hardy
  2. Oliver Twist
  3. oliver cromwell
  4. oliver ellsworth
  5. oliver goldsmith
  6. Oliver's Knotweed
  7. Oliver's Warty Pig
  8. oliver hazard perry
  9. oliver wendell holmes
  10. Oliver's Touch-Me-Not
  11. oliver wendell holmes jr.

Phrases ending with the word Oliver:

  1. Bath Oliver
  2. king oliver
  3. joseph oliver

Other phrases containing the word Oliver:

  1. david oliver selznick
  2. sir oliver joseph lodge

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Oliver

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Google previewThe Expositor and Current Anecdotes (1911)

The Oliver is a Visible Writer. Each letter is in...

The Oliver is the original Visible Writer and is called "The Standard Visible.

Google previewRaising Sons and Loving It! (2011)

Helping Your Boys Become Godly Men by Gary Oliver, Carrie Oliver

GARY OLIVER is a seminary professor, psychologist, professor of psychology and practical theology, and executive director of The Center for Marriage and Family Studies at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Formerly the ...

Google previewConstitutional Conscience (2008)

The Moral Dimension of Judicial Decision by H. Jefferson Powell

Justice Oliver is a conscientious believer in constitutional law as the apolitical application of rules derived from the instrument's words, as well as ...

Google previewEngineering World (1906)

Oliver is the president of three coal mining companies, all of which are in successful operation on a large scale, and...

Oliver is a living demonstration that it ...

Google previewOliver Quade, the Human Encyclopedia (2014)

Smashing Detective Stories by Frank Gruber

Oliver Quade was grinning hugely. “Nope. This is a fox, a silver fox. Charlie, we' ve turned the corner, and run smack into Old Man Prosperity.” “Silver fox!” yelpedCharlie Boston.“Why, holy smokes! Ain't silver fox skins worth about a thousand ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of World Climatology (2008)

by John E. Oliver

Oliver Latent Heat 450 David R. Legates Lightning 451 S. Ladochy ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Asian Philosophy (2006)

by Oliver Leaman

Oliver Leaman. Ordinary point of view/sophisticated point of view we assert existence/we assert non-existence we assert existence or non-existence/we deny both existence and non-existence we either assert or deny existence/we neither ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the New York School Poets (2015)

Work Author: Alice Notley and Douglas Oliver The Scarlet Cabinet: A Compendium of Books is the culminating collection from the married couple Alice Notley and Douglas Oliver, editors ofthe poetry magazine Scarlet, which appeared ...

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Quotes about Oliver

The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand, as in what direction you are moving. (Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.)
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Scrabble value of O1L1I1V4E1R1

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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