J. oliver


one of the 12 paladins of Charlemagne. Compare Roland.
Joseph ("King") 1885?–1938, U.S. cornet player, bandleader, and composer: pioneer in jazz.
a male given name.
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Oliver (ˈɒlɪvə)
1.  See also Roland one of Charlemagne's 12 paladins
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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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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