Definition of ivied in English:


Syllabification: i·vied
Pronunciation: /ˈīvēd


  • 1Covered in ivy: an ivied church
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    • The magical, ivied old manse on mature parkland would have made a perfect setting - tranquil, atmospheric and dignified.
    • The Coliseum's ultratraditional ivied mass of concrete and stone is a handsome landmark five years older than City Hall.
    • 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.
  • 1.1US Of or relating to the academic institutions of the Ivy League: the ivied eastern schools and colleges
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    • 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.

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