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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

  • 'Elephant Man' to close a day early so Bradley Cooper can attend Oscars
    "The Elephant Man" on Broadway will close one day earlier than previously announced so that star Bradley Cooper can attend the Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles. Cooper has received two Oscar nominations for his work on "American Sniper," which opened in limited release on Christmas and... Read more on this news related to 'Elephant'
  • Saving Bozie: Keepers probe an elephant’s illness and wonder that she survived
    Her keepers in D.C. examine a critical illness and wonder how she survived. Read more on this news related to 'Elephant'
  • Peak season for sexy seals at Año Nuevo
    Elephant seals land at Año Nuevo for their annual mating ritual and a spectacular show. Read more on this news related to 'Elephant'

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