Definition of ivor
1. ivory [ n ] a hard smooth ivory colored dentine that makes up most of the tusks of elephants and walrusesUsed in print:
(Chester G. Starr, The Origins of Greek Civili...)
Figurines and simple chapels presage the emergence of sculpture and architecture in Greece ; objects in gold , ivory , and bronze grow more numerous .
(Stephen Longstreet, Eagles Where I Walk....)
They slept - Mynheer with a marvelously high-pitched snoring , the damn seahorse ivory teeth watching him from a bedside table .
(S. J. Perelman, The Rising Gorge. New York:...)
From the curio cabinet on its south wall and the bureaus beneath , you abstracted seventeen ivory , metal , wood , and stone sculptures of Oriental and African origin , two snuffboxes , and a jade handled magnifying_glass .
Rummaging through a stack of drawers nearby , you unearthed an antique French chess_set in ivory and sandalwood , which , along with two box_Kodaks , you added to your haul .
Whether the pair of Sudanese ivory carvings you lifted really possess the juju to turn your livers to lead , as a dealer in Khartoum assured me , I am not competent to say .Synonyms ivory tusk Related Terms dentine tusk
2. ivory [ n ] a shade of white the color of bleached bonesUsed in print:
(Christopher Davis, First Family....)
Rachel wore a smart hat and , because she had been warned recently about smoking , puffed at her cigarettes through a long ivory holder stained with lipstick .
(Clayton C. Barbeau, The Ikon....)
Above , the glowing ivory baton of their searchlight pointed at the clouds , diluting the valley 's dark to a pallid light .Synonyms ivory pearl off-white bone Related Terms white
3. Ivory [ n ] Man's first name, popularity rank in the U.S. is 899Synonyms Ivory
4. Ivory [ n ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 3364Synonyms Ivory
5. Ivory [ n ] Woman's first name, popularity rank in the U.S. is 1385Synonyms Ivory
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