Spellcheck.net

Definitions of ivory

  1. a shade of white the color of bleached bones Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a hard smooth ivory colored dentine that makes up most of the tusks of elephants and walruses Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The hard, white, opaque, fine-grained substance constituting the tusks of the elephant. It is a variety of dentine, characterized by the minuteness and close arrangement of the tubes, as also by their double flexure. It is used in manufacturing articles of ornament or utility. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The tusks themselves of the elephant, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Any carving executed in ivory. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Teeth; as, to show one's ivories. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The hard, bony, white substance which forms the tusks of the elephant, walrus, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Made of, or like, ivory. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. The hard dentine of the tusks of elephants and certain other animals. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  10. The bard, white substance composing the tusks of the elephant and of the sea-horse. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Made of or resembling ivory. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Hard white substance composing the tusks of the elephant. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. The hard, white, elastic substance of the tusks of certain animals, as the elephant. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Consisting of or made of ivory; white, hard, or smooth, like ivory. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. A hard, fine-grained, bony substance, of a pure white colour, being the tusk of the elephant, walrus, or narwhal. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. The bony tusk of the male elephant; also teeth or tusks of the sea-horse; any white organic structure resembling ivory. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. Made or prepared from ivory; resembling ivory. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. Dentine of teeth, usually that of the elephant's tusks and similar structures, formed from the odontoblasts. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  19. The word translated "ivory" literally signifies the "tooth" of any animal, and hence more especially denotes the substance of the projecting tusks of elephants. The skilled work-men of Hiram, king of Tyre, fashioned the great ivory throne of Solomon, and overlaid it with pure gold. ( 1 Kings 10:18 ; 2 Chronicles 9:17 ) The ivory thus employed was supplied by the caravans of Dedan, ( Isaiah 21:13 ; Ezekiel 27:15 ) or was brought, with apes and peacocks, by the navy of Tarshish. ( 1 Kings 10:22 ) The "ivory house" of Ahab, ( 1 Kings 22:39 ) was probably a palace, the walls of which were panelled with ivory, like the palace of Menelaus described by Homer. Odys. iv. 73. Beds inlaid or veneered with ivory were in use among the Hebrews. ( Amos 6:4 ) biblestudytools.com
  20. (Heb. pl. shenhabbim, the "tusks of elephants") was early used in decorations by the Egyptians, and a great trade in it was carried on by the Assyrians ( Ezekiel 27:6 ; Revelation 18:12 ). It was used by the Phoenicians to ornament the box-wood rowing-benches of their galleys, and Hiram's skilled workmen made Solomon's throne of ivory ( 1 Kings 10:18 ). It was brought by the caravans of Dedan ( Isaiah 21:13 ), and from the East Indies by the navy of Tarshish ( 1 Kings 10:22 ). Many specimens of ancient Egyptian and Assyrian ivory-work have been preserved. The word habbim is derived from the Sanscrit ibhas , meaning "elephant," preceded by the Hebrew article (ha); and hence it is argued that Ophir, from which it and the other articles mentioned in 1 Kings 10:22 were brought, was in India. biblestudytools.com
  21. [=i]'vo-ri, n. the hard, white substance composing the tusks of the elephant and of the sea-horse.--adj. made of, or resembling, ivory.--adj. I'VORIED, made like ivory: furnished with teeth.--ns. I'VORY-BLACK, a black powder, originally made from burnt ivory, but now from bone; I'VORY-NUT, the nut of a species of palm, containing a substance like ivory; I'VORY-PALM, the tree which bears the ivory-nut; I'VORY-POR'CELAIN, a fine ware with an ivory-white glaze.--SHOW ONE'S IVORIES, to show the teeth. [O. Fr. ivurie (Fr. ivoire)--L. ebur, eboris, ivory; Coptic ebu; Sans. ibhas, an elephant.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  22. The tusk of the elephant. It is chiefly composed of phosphate of lime, and is used for the fabrication of pessaries, artificial teeth, handles of instruments, etc. Formerly, when calcined to whiteness, it entered into some pharmaceutical preparations. It was regarded as astringent and anthelmintic, and was called Spo'dium. The dentine is the ivory of the human tooth. See Tooth. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  23. a hard, bonelike substance forming the tusks of certain animals, as the elephant, walrus, etc.; used for repairing losses of bone, in arthroplasty, and similar purposes. Ivory-black, animal charcoal. na
  24. Hard white substance composing main part of tusks of elephant, hippopotamus, walrus, narwhal, & (fossil i.) mammoth; vegetable i., hard albumen of seed of S.-Amer. palm (i.-nut); black i., African negro slaves; colour of i.; (slang, pl.) dice, billiard-balls; (slang, sing. or pl.) teeth; i.-black, black pigment from calcined i. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  25. See Dentin. American pocket medical dictionary.
  26. Bone-like material from the tusks of elephants. American pocket medical dictionary.
  27. The dense, white, elastic substance of the tusks of the elephant, etc. Its chemical composition resembles that of bone and of the teeth. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  28. n. [Latin] The hard, white, opaque, finegrained substance constituting the tusks of the elephant ; - any white organic structure resembling ivory ; - the teeth. Cabinet Dictionary
  29. The tusk of the elephant Complete Dictionary
  30. Made of ivory; pertaining to ivory. Complete Dictionary

What are the misspellings for ivory?

X