Definitions for DOVEdʌv

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. any bird of the family Columbidae, esp. the smaller species with pointed tails.

    Category: Ornithology

    Ref: Compare pigeon (def. 1). 1 1

  2. a pure white member of this species, used as a symbol of innocence, gentleness, and peace.

    Category: Ornithology

  3. (cap.) a symbol for the Holy Ghost.

    Category: Religion

  4. a person who advocates peace or a conciliatory national attitude.

    Category: Government

  5. an innocent or gentle person.

  6. a warm gray color.

Origin of dove:

1150–1200; ME; OE dūfe- (in dūfedoppa pelican)



  1. Ref: a pt. of dive .

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dove(noun)

    any of numerous small pigeons

  2. dove, peacenik(noun)

    someone who prefers negotiations to armed conflict in the conduct of foreign relations

  3. Columba, Dove(noun)

    a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Puppis and Caelum

  4. squab, dove(noun)

    flesh of a pigeon suitable for roasting or braising; flesh of a dove (young squab) may be broiled

  5. dove(noun)

    an emblem of peace

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. dove(noun)ʊv

    a white bird used to represent peace


  1. Dove(ProperNoun)

    constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Caelum and Puppis

  2. Origin: A modern dialectal formation of the strong declension, by analogy with drive → drove and weave → wove.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dove

    of Dive

  2. Dove(noun)

    a pigeon of the genus Columba and various related genera. The species are numerous

  3. Dove(noun)

    a word of endearment for one regarded as pure and gentle

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Dove

    in Christian art the symbol of the Holy Ghost, or of a pure, or a purified soul, and with an olive branch, the symbol of peace and the gospel of peace.

Translations for DOVE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a kind of pigeon.

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