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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

GCIDE

  1. Dove(n.)

    a person advocating peace, compromise or conciliation rather than war or conflict. Opposite of hawk.

  2. Origin: [OE. dove, duve, douve, AS. dfe; akin to OS. dba, D. duif, OHG. tba, G. taube, Icel. dfa, Sw. dufva, Dan. due, Goth. db; perh. from the root of E. dive.]

Wiktionary

  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

  4. Origin: [OE. dove, duve, douve, AS. dfe; akin to OS. dba, D. duif, OHG. tba, G. taube, Icel. dfa, Sw. dufva, Dan. due, Goth. db; perh. from the root of E. dive.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dove

    duv, n. a pigeon (esp. in comp., as ringdove, turtle-dove, &c.): a word of endearment: an emblem of innocence, gentleness, also of the Holy Spirit—the 'Holy Dove' (Matt. iii. 16).—v.t. to treat as a dove.—ns. Dove′-col′our, a grayish, bluish, pinkish colour; Dove′cot, -cote, a small cot or box in which pigeons breed.—adjs. Dove′-drawn (Shak.), drawn by doves; Dove′-eyed, meek-eyed.—ns. Dove′-house, a dovecot; Dove′let, a small dove.—adj. Dove′-like, innocent.—ns. Dove's′-foot, the common name for Geranium molle; Dove′ship, the character or quality of a dove.—Flutter the dovecots, to disturb commonplace, conventional people, as the eagle would a dovecot (see Shak., Cor. V. vi. 115). [A.S. dufe in dúfe-doppa; Ger. taube.]

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.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of DOVE in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of DOVE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Hussein Abdallah:

    There is no dove, no sheep in that herd.

  2. Paul Temme:

    I dove to the ground, got up and kept running.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    It is impossible for a dove to catch a swallow, for a clever man to catch a genius.

  4. Jackie Thompson:

    When I got to Phoenix, I just dove online and started looking for help for veterans.

  5. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

    We must combine the toughness of the serpent and the softness of the dove, a tough mind and a tender heart.

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