Elephant vs You - What's the difference?

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As a noun elephant

is elephant.

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elephant

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A mammal of the order Proboscidea , having a trunk, and two large ivory tusks jutting from the upper jaw.
  • (figuratively) Anything huge and ponderous.
  • (paper, printing) A printing-paper size measuring 30 inches x 22 inches.
  • (British, childish) used when counting to add length, so that each count takes about one second.
  • Let's play hide and seek. I'll count. One elephant''', two '''elephant''', three '''elephant ...
  • (obsolete) ivory
  • (Dryden)

    Synonyms

    * (animal) Elephas maximus'', ''Loxodonta africana * (counting term) see

    Hyponyms

    * (animal) African bush elephant, African forest elephant, Indian elephant, African elephant

    Derived terms

    * African bush elephant * African elephant * African forest elephant * Asian elephant * Asiatic elephant * Borneo elephant, Borneo pygmy elephant * double elephant, double elephant paper * dwarf elephant * elephant apple * elephant bed * elephant beetle * elephant bird, elephantbird * elephant chess * elephant-color, elephant-colour * elephant cord * elephant creeper * elephant ear, elephant ears * elephant fish * elephant flipping * elephant folio * Elephant Gambit * elephant garlic * elephant grass * elephant-gravel * elephant-gray, elephant-grey * elephant gun * * elephant hawk moth * elephanticide * elephantide * elephant in Cairo * elephant in the corner, elephant in the kitchen, elephant in the living room, elephant in the room * (Elephant Island) * elephantitis * elephant joke * elephant juice * elephant leg * (Elephant Man) * elephant man's disease * elephant man's syndrome * elephant on the dinner table * elephant paper * elephant-path * elephant pearl * elephant polo * elephant-rain * elephantry * elephant's breath * elephant seal * elephant's ear, elephant's ears * elephant's foot * elephant's foot umbrella stand * elephant's-grass * elephants' graveyard * elephantship * elephant shrew * elephant's teeth * elephant's trunk, elephant trunk * Elephant's Trunk Nebula * elephant's trunk plant * elephant's trunk snake * elephant's tusk * elephant's-tusks * elephant's-vine * elephant test * elephant trank * elephant tranquilizer, elephant tranquilliser, elephant tranquillizer * Elephant Trap * elephant tree * elephant-trumpet * elephant-trunk fish * Elephant Trunk nebula * elephant-tusk * elephant yam * * forest elephant * get a look at the elephant * imperial elephant * Indian elephant * Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant * Order of the Elephant * pad elephant * pink elephant * pink elephants * pseudelephant * pygmy elephant * retail elephant * rogue elephant * savanna elephant, savannah elephant * sea elephant * see the elephant * show the elephant * Sri Lankan elephant * straight-tusked elephant * Sumatran elephant * temple elephant * war elephant * water elephant * white elephant

    you

    English

    Alternative forms

    * ye * ya, yah, yer, yeh, y', yo, yu (informal or eye dialect) * -cha * -ja * u * yoo (eye dialect) * yew * youe, yow, yowe (obsolete)

    Pronoun

  • (object pronoun) The people spoken, or written to, as an object.
  • * 1611 , Bible , Authorized (King James) Version. Genesis XLII:
  • And Joseph said unto them, That is it that I spake unto you , saying, Ye are spies [...].
  • * (William Shakespeare), Richard III :
  • If I may counsaile you, some day or two / Your Highnesse shall repose you at the Tower [...].
  • * 1611 , Bible , Authorized (King James) Version. Genesis XIX:
  • And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the LORD will destroy this city.
  • * 1975 , Joseph Nazel, Death for Hire :
  • You'd better get you a gun and kill him before he kills you or somebody.
  • (object pronoun) The person spoken to or written to, as an object. (Replacing thee; originally as a mark of respect.)
  • * (Thomas Malory), Le Morte Darthur , Book VIII:
  • I charge you , as ye woll have my love, that ye warne your kynnesmen that ye woll beare that day the slyve of golde uppon your helmet.
  • (subject pronoun) The people spoken to or written to, as a subject. (Replacing ye.)
  • Both of you should get ready now.
    You are all supposed to do as I tell you.
  • (subject pronoun) The person spoken to or written to, as a subject. (Originally as a mark of respect.)
  • * (Geoffrey Chaucer), "The Clerk's Tale", Canterbury Tales , Ellesmere manuscript (c. 1410):
  • certes lord / so wel vs liketh yow / And al youre werk / and euere han doon / ├żat we / Ne koude nat vs self deuysen how / We myghte lyuen / in moore felicitee [...].
  • * 1814 , (Jane Austen), Mansfield Park :
  • You' are right, Fanny, to protest against such an office, but ' you need not be afraid.
  • (indefinite personal pronoun) Anyone, one; an unspecified individual or group of individuals (as subject or object).
  • * 2001 , Polly Vernon, The Guardian , 5 May 2001:
  • You' can't choose your family, your lovers are difficult and volatile, but, oh, ' you can choose your friends - so doesn't it make much more sense to live and holiday with them instead?

    Usage notes

    * Originally, , respectively.) * In some forms of English, are all but nonexistent. * Although , or youse (though not all of these are completely equivalent or considered Standard English). * The pronoun is usually omitted in imperative sentences, but need not be. In affirmative imperatives, it may be included before the verb (You go right ahead''; ''You stay out of it''); in negative imperatives, it may be included either before the ''don't'', or, more commonly, after it (''Don't you dare go in there''; ''Don't you start now ). * See for other personal pronouns.

    Synonyms

    * *: thou *: ye *: yer (UK eye dialect) * *: all of you (plural) *: you all *: you + number *: ye *: yous/youse *: y'all, all y'all (Southern US) *: ya'll (AAVE) *: you-uns (Midwestern US and Appalachia) *: yinz *: you guys/you gals *: you lot (UK) *: allyou (Caribbean) *: yer (UK eye dialect) * , ye, to you, to thee, to ye * ye, to you, to ye, to you all * (one) one, people, they, them

    Derived terms

    * you're

    Determiner

    (en determiner)
  • The individual or group spoken or written to.
  • Have you gentlemen come to see the lady who fell backwards off a bus?
  • Used before epithets for emphasis.
  • You idiot!

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To address (a person) using the pronoun you'', rather than ''thou .