Definition of olivet in English:

olivet

noun

  • In full "Mount (of) Olivet". The Mount of Olives on the east side of Jerusalem, the scene of Christ's Ascension.

noun

  • 1An oval button or piece of wood covered with silk or worsted and used for fastening a garment by means of a loop of braid.

  • 2Angling. In form olivette. A small oval weight, threaded on to a fishing line.

Origin

Old English. From classical Latin olīvētum olive grove from olīva + -ētum<br>early 19th century; earliest use found in Army List. Apparently from French olivette fake pearl from olive + -ette. French olivette is apparently not attested in sense 1; however, compare olive olive-shaped button.

Pronunciation

olivet

/ˈɒlɪvɛt//ˈɒlɪvɪt/