The English word elephant is from the Latin "elefantus", which derives from elevatus (raised) + fant (speaking) - in other words, an animal which makes a loud noise. Subsequent transliteration to the Greek alphabet resulted in the English word we recognise as "elephant".
What is that large animal which is making a loud noise whilst crossing the Alps with Hannibal?
That is what we have decided to call "an elephant", Centurion.
Please pass word to Scipio and the boys.
When you pull your pockets and cock out.
(after pulling your pockets and cock out) Hey Joe check out this elephant.
A large grey animal from africa and asia.
I went to see the elephant at the zoo today
A big grey animal which features in the phrase elephant in the room
. Here it can mean anything you like that reminds you of an elephant in a confined space, such as:
1) A thing that's big, really big, and everybody is embarassed by the sight of it, so they pretend it isn't there: maybe it will go away.
2) Something so big you can think of nothing else but it.
3) A thing too big to fit, but after a while you get used to it, maybe even get to like it; it defines a scary new lifestyle.
All of these describe teenage obsessions, hence the title of Gus van Sant's teenage obsession movie Elephant.
"Elephant, what elephant?"
"I'd like two eggs and an elephant, please. Oops, sorry, I meant two eggs and a sausage"
"Please be gentle, this is my first time with an elephant"
If trained right, can be used to smash things. Enemy things.
"Honey! The neighbors parked in front of our driveway agian."
. Comes from L, like the first part of elephant. Used in new jeruz, especially by rapper GDP
I took three elephants to the face, shit was loose
very large pink animals which come into your home uninvited drink all ur coffee then spill it on your new cream carpet
the ones who attacked bransholme......bastards
Any quite large person that lives the floor above you and is loud all the time. They must be watched all the time and fed quite frequently.
The elephants are quite loud today... maybe they're mating.