Definitions for DOVEdʌv
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any bird of the family Columbidae, esp. the smaller species with pointed tails.
Ref: Compare pigeon (def. 1). 1 1
a pure white member of this species, used as a symbol of innocence, gentleness, and peace.
(cap.) a symbol for the Holy Ghost.
a person who advocates peace or a conciliatory national attitude.
an innocent or gentle person.
a warm gray color.
Origin of dove:
1150–1200; ME; OE dūfe- (in dūfedoppa pelican)
Ref: a pt. of dive .
any of numerous small pigeons
someone who prefers negotiations to armed conflict in the conduct of foreign relations
a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Puppis and Caelum
flesh of a pigeon suitable for roasting or braising; flesh of a dove (young squab) may be broiled
an emblem of peace
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a white bird used to represent peace
constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Caelum and Puppis
Origin: A modern dialectal formation of the strong declension, by analogy with drive → drove and weave → wove.
a pigeon of the genus Columba and various related genera. The species are numerous
a word of endearment for one regarded as pure and gentle
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
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.
- rolaPortuguese (BR)
- die TaubeGerman
- burung merpatiMalay
- كوتره: كټمير (قمرىPashto
- holub, -icaSlovak
- 和平鴿Chinese (Trad.)
- bồ câuVietnamese
- 鸽，小野鸽Chinese (Simp.)
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