Definition of ivied in US English:



  • 1Covered in ivy.

    ‘an ivied church’
    • ‘The ivied walls of the brick-and-mortar institutions will begin to fall as more and more students discover the solving of traditional educational problems that distance education provides.’
    • ‘The magical, ivied old manse on mature parkland would have made a perfect setting - tranquil, atmospheric and dignified.’
    • ‘What legends, what quaint stories, what seemingly extravagant romances, its ivied stones, had they but tongues, could tell!’
    • ‘On a fair hill we see a majestic pile, the ivied walls and towers of Cholmondeley Castle, huge relic and witness of the baronial grandeurs of the Middle Ages.’
    • ‘The Coliseum's ultratraditional ivied mass of concrete and stone is a handsome landmark five years older than City Hall.’
    1. 1.1US Relating to the academic institutions of the Ivy League.
      ‘the ivied eastern schools and colleges’
      • ‘Or will they simply be bypassed and rendered obsolete by new, low-capital, hi-tech organizations built up by people without a vested interest in the real-world ivied halls of academia?’
      • ‘At one point during the day, two men from one of the more densely ivied colleges strolled by the Rowing Association's food tent.’
      • ‘Behind the ivied walls, the more intellectually prestigious schools are making some pernicious compromises.’