Elephant - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈelɪfənt|  American pronunciation of the word elephant
Brit.  |ˈɛlɪf(ə)nt|  British pronunciation of the word elephant

noun

- five-toed pachyderm
- the symbol of the Republican Party; introduced in cartoons by Thomas Nast in 1874

Examples

...by any standard, the new shopping mall will be an elephant and one that is certain to alter the retail landscape...

...an elephant's pregnancy can last almost a year...

...try to fancy, if you can, our mother on an elephant when she was touring India...

The children exclaimed with wonder when they saw the elephant.

The elephant has a prehensile trunk.

The elephant is reckoned the slowest breeder of all known animals.

The elephant's conductor is usually mounted upon its neck.

The elephant drove his long tusks between the tiger's shoulders.

They nearly equalled the elephant in size.

The single tusk of the big elephant scaled one hundred and sixty pounds.

A full-grown elephant may weigh 2,000 pounds.

She had never seen a real live elephant before.

The Asian elephant can be tamed and trained.

Shackleton's men overwintered on Elephant Island

The passerby was trampled by an elephant

Word forms

noun
singular: elephant
plural: elephants
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