Meaning of “elm” in the English Dictionary


"elm" in English

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elmnoun [ C or U ]

uk /elm/ us /elm/

Examples from literature

  • A mile farther he came suddenly upon the house, standing amid the grove of elms, dwarfed by the giant trees that arched above it. 
  • A wide campus surrounded the two buildings, shaded by elm and oak trees. 
  • It was a huge square of oak timbers, with a detached kitchen, sheltered by giant elms. 
  • It was bordered on each side by the most beautiful elm trees, and as it was leading in the right direction we determined to follow it. 
  • The moonlight was golden between the heavy shadows of the elms. 

(Definition of “elm” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"elm" in American English

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elmnoun [ C/U ]

us /elm/

a large tree valued for the shade it provides, or the hard wood from this tree

(Definition of “elm” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)