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Oliver

[ol-uh-ver] /ˈɒl ə vər/
noun
1.
one of the 12 paladins of Charlemagne.
Compare Roland.
2.
Joseph ("King") 1885?–1938, U.S. cornet player, bandleader, and composer: pioneer in jazz.
3.
a male given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for j oliver

Oliver

/ˈɒlɪvə/
noun
1.
one of Charlemagne's 12 paladins See also Roland
2.
Isaac. ?1556–1617, English portrait miniaturist, born in France: he studied under Hilliard and worked at James I's court
3.
Jamie (Trevor). born 1975, British chef and presenter of television cookery programmes
4.
Joseph, known as King Oliver. 1885–1938, US pioneer jazz cornetist
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Word Origin and History for j oliver
Oliver
masc. personal name, from Fr. Olivier, from M.L.G. Alfihar, lit. "elf-host," from alf "elf" + hari "host, army." Cognate with O.E. name Ælfhere, lit. "elf-army." Form infl. in O.Fr. by olivier "olive tree."
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