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ELEPHANT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does elephant mean? 

ELEPHANT (noun)
  The noun ELEPHANT has 2 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: ELEPHANT used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ELEPHANT (noun)


Sense 1elephant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Five-toed pachyderm

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("elephant" is a kind of...):

proboscidean; proboscidian (massive herbivorous mammals having tusks and a long trunk)

Meronyms (parts of "elephant"):

tusk (a long pointed tooth specialized for fighting or digging; especially in an elephant or walrus or hog)

proboscis; trunk (a long flexible snout as of an elephant)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "elephant"):

rogue elephant (a wild and vicious elephant separated from the herd)

Elephas maximus; Indian elephant (Asian elephant having smaller ears and tusks primarily in the male)

African elephant; Loxodonta africana (an elephant native to Africa having enormous flapping ears and ivory tusks)

mammoth (any of numerous extinct elephants widely distributed in the Pleistocene; extremely large with hairy coats and long upcurved tusks)

gomphothere (extinct elephants of Central American and South America; of the Miocene and Pleistocene)

Holonyms ("elephant" is a member of...):

Elephantidae; family Elephantidae (elephants)


Sense 2elephant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The symbol of the Republican Party; introduced in cartoons by Thomas Nast in 1874

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("elephant" is a kind of...):

allegory; emblem (a visible symbol representing an abstract idea)


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