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They may end up with white elephants rather than hubs of international commerce. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Imagine all those years with it as the elephant in the room? Times, Sunday Times (2016)It will now be a sunken white elephant and a permanent memorial to council incompetence. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Few would argue with the case for reviewing what looks like a nuclear white elephant. Times, Sunday Times (2016)THERE'S an elephant in the room. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Expect to be snapping white elephants, giraffes and stunning views as the sun dips behind palm trees. Times, Sunday Times (2016)First, though, the elephant in the room. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We can now at last speak about the elephant in the room. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There are representations of beloved elephants in the two bathrooms. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This daft policy will not bring elephants back to life. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There is the answer to the management and control of elephants both large and small. THROWING THE ELEPHANT (2002)Elephants do not live by food alone. THROWING THE ELEPHANT (2002)The largest land animal is the elephant and there is a reason for that. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The big ones with the tusks and the trunks are surely elephants. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Could the museum that oil and gas built turn out to be a white elephant? Times, Sunday Times (2008)The couple used to weigh the same as two small elephants. The Sun (2008)The country had one of the largest elephant populations in the world. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But the average elephant will live for half a century before succumbing to a fatal mishap. Times, Sunday Times (2008)One elephant used its trunk to blow darts to burst balloons. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Both schemes have been criticised as potential white elephants. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Talk about the elephant in the room. Christianity Today (2000)It is understood that two male elephants then fought over a female one. The Sun (2011)One was departing for the great elephant graveyard back at the home office. THROWING THE ELEPHANT (2002)On either side of the bed head are two large golden elephants. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The environmental damage is not confined to the loss of the natural habitat of elephants and other animals. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Now African elephants are being trained to sweep for landmines and detect explosives. Times, Sunday Times (2014)My father ended up looking like an African elephant. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'elephant'
British English: elephant /ˈɛlɪfənt/ NOUN
An elephant is a very large animal with a long trunk.
- American English: elephant
- Arabic: فِيل
- Brazilian Portuguese: elefante
- Chinese: 大象
- Croatian: slon
- Czech: slon
- Danish: elefant
- Dutch: olifant
- European Spanish: elefante
- Finnish: elefantti
- French: éléphant
- German: Elefant
- Greek: ελέφαντας
- Italian: elefante
- Japanese: ゾウ
- Korean: 코끼리
- Norwegian: elefant
- Polish: słoń
- European Portuguese: elefante
- Romanian: elefant
- Russian: слон
- Spanish: elefante
- Swedish: elefant
- Thai: ช้าง
- Turkish: fil
- Ukrainian: слон
- Vietnamese: con voi
Definition of elephant from the Collins English Dictionary
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