elephant

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈɛlɪfənt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈɛləfənt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(elə fənt)


Inflections of 'elephant' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.):
elephants
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (All usages)
elephant
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (Can be used as a collective plural—e.g. "The poachers are hunting elephant.")
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elephant

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. the poaching of elephants (for their ivory)
  2. poached elephants (for their ivory)
  3. a [herd, stampede] of elephants
  4. the elephants began to stampede
  5. elephants (were) roaming the [plain, pastures]
  6. go see the elephants at the zoo
  7. saw elephants at the zoo
  8. [saw, spotted] elephants on safari
  9. go to the zoo to see elephants
  10. elephants are my favorite animal
  11. ride (on the back of) an elephant
  12. the elephant's [trunk, ears, tusks]
  13. the [Asian, African] elephant
  14. a baby elephant
  15. track the (herd of) elephants
  16. the elephant's [diet, behavior]
  17. the elephant charged (at)
  18. made the elephants charge
  19. provoked the elephant to charge
  20. was [crushed, trampled] by an elephant
  21. [ignore, talk about] the elephant in the room
  22. an elephant never forgets
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