olive branch

noun

Definition of olive branch

  1. 1 :  a branch of the olive tree especially when used as a symbol of peace

  2. 2 :  an offer or gesture of conciliation or goodwill

Examples of olive branch in a sentence

  1. The winner extended an olive branch to his opponent by calling him a great player.

14th Century

First Known Use of olive branch

14th century


OLIVE BRANCH Defined for English Language Learners

olive branch

noun

Definition of olive branch for English Language Learners

  • : something that is said or done to make peace or to show that you want peace : a symbol of peace



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