What does the word elephant mean?

Usage examples for elephant

  1. All down the line I had kept an eye for suspicious characters with an eye upon me; but even my self- consciousness failed to discover one; and I reached my haven of peace, and of fresh fell air, feeling, I suppose, much like any other fool who has spent his money upon a white elephant. – Dead Men Tell No Tales by E. W. Hornung
  2. Then the chief servant went back to the king and said, " The Elephant is not sick, but he is lonely without his friend, the Dog." – More Jataka Tales by Re-told by Ellen C. Babbitt
  3. You pick out a big one, he says, and you build a little cupalo up on top of him and climb up into it by means of a ladder, and set there in this little furnished room with a good book, and smoke and pass the time away while your good old saddle elephant does the work. – Ma Pettengill by Harry Leon Wilson