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Elephant Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

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

Definitions from Wiktionary

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

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Elephant Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

Elephants are the largest living land mammals. The largest elephant recorded was one shot in Angola, 1974. It weighed 27,060 pounds (13.5 tons) and stood 13 feet 8 inches tall.

At birth, an elephant calf may weigh 100 kg (225 pounds). The baby elephant develops for 20 to 22 months inside its mother. No other land animal takes this long to develop before being born.

In the wild, elephants have strong family groups. Their ways of acting toward other elephants are hard for people to understand. They "talk" to each other with very low sounds. Most elephants sounds are so low, people cannot hear them. But elephants can hear these sounds far away.

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'Elephant' example sentence in quotations

* When you have got an elephant by the hind leg, and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run. - Abraham Lincoln

* Gabriel Have you ever heard of Harry Houdini Well he wasn't like today's magicians who are only interested in television ratings. He was an artist. He could make an elephant disappear in the middle of a theater filled with people, and do you know how he did that Misdirection. - Swordfish

* When an elephant is in trouble even a frog will kick him. - Hindustani Proverb

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Elephant Sample Sentences in News

  • Eating an Elephant
    A Zimbabwean game farm owner who has pledged two elephants, two buffalo, two sable antelopes and five impalas for a giant barbeque at Robert Mugabe’s birthday party this weekend has said the donation is just “a drop in the ocean” considering his debt to the 91-year-old leader. The Telegraph piles on the outrage, noting that grillmaster Tendai Musasa is the h Read more on this news related to 'Elephant'
  • China bans carved ivory imports
    China has established a one-year ban on imports of carved African elephant ivory. Conservationists say the move, effective immediately, sends an important signal, but alone won't be enough to slow elephant poaching. "This announcement is an encouraging signal that the Chinese government is ratcheting down the import of African elephant ivory into the Read more on this news related to 'Elephant'
  • 'Save the Coventry elephant' campaign underway
    A "Save the Elephant" campaign is underway in Coventry. The endangered species in question is the iconic elephant-shaped structure which forms part of Coventry Sports Centre. Read more on this news related to 'Elephant'

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