a long narrow furrow cut either by a natural process (such as erosion) or by a tool (as e.g. a groove in a phonograph record)
a settled and monotonous routine that is hard to escape
"they fell into a conversational rut"
(anatomy) any furrow or channel on a bodily structure or part
make a groove in, or provide with a groove
"groove a vinyl record"
furrow, rut, groove(verb)
hollow out in the form of a furrow or groove
A long, narrow channel or depression; e.g., such a slot cut into a hard material to provide a location for an engineering component, a tyre groove, or a geological channel or depression.
A fixed routine
The middle of the strike zone in baseball where a pitch is most easily hit
A pronounced, enjoyable rhythm
To cut a groove or channel in; to form into channels or grooves; to furrow.
To create, dance to, or enjoy rhythmic music.
I was just starting to groove to the band, when we had to leave.
Origin: From groof, grofe, from *, from grōbō, from ghrebh-. Cognate with groef, groeve, Grube, grov, grafan. More at grave.
a furrow, channel, or long hollow, such as may be formed by cutting, molding, grinding, the wearing force of flowing water, or constant travel; a depressed way; a worn path; a rut
hence: The habitual course of life, work, or affairs; fixed routine
a shaft or excavation
to cut a groove or channel in; to form into channels or grooves; to furrow
Origin: [D. groef, groeve; akin to E. grove. See Grove.]
Groove is a film that portrays one night in the San Francisco underground rave scene. Through a single email, the word spreads that a huge rave is going to take place in an abandoned warehouse. John Digweed has a cameo as himself and also contributed to the soundtrack with Nick Muir, under their production alias Bedrock.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
grōōv, n. a furrow, or long hollow, such as is cut with a tool.—v.t. to grave or cut a groove or furrow in. [Prob. Dut. groef, groeve, a furrow; cog. with Ger. grube, a pit, Ice. gróf, Eng. grave.]
A slot cut into a hard material to provide a location for an engineering component or other component to fit.
The machine screw on the injection mold fit into the groove so the tool could move easily. The groove on the mop head allowed for the mop handle to fit in and twist into place.
A specific design or shape in a piece of furniture, flooring, material or type of wood to enable another piece to fit accurately into a space so it fits together.
Some people buy a type of tongue and groove wood or laminate flooring.
go over, overgo
The numerical value of Groove in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Groove in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
You can always pick up your needle and move to another groove.
There's a very fine line between a groove and a rut a fine line between eccentrics and people who are just plain nuts.
It maybe wasn't the prettiest match, but I got through it and I won it, it's always tough the first match of the season, you just want to get going and into the groove. But I'm happy to be through and getting another chance to play out there.
I think The Russian's always a tough player to play against because The Russian's really solid, the Russian's quite powerful. I know The Russian's gone through a few injuries in The Russian career. Having that start-stop type of career is never easy, because sometimes you don't feel like you can actually get a routine and a groove.
Unfortunately, today's jury verdict has blurred the lines between protectable elements of a musical composition and the unprotectable musical style or groove exemplified by Marvin Gaye, although Gaye was the Prince of Soul, he didn't own a copyright to the genre, and Thicke and Williams' homage to the feel of Marvin Gaye is not infringing.
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- vyjetá kolej, rýha, žlábek, zářez, rutina, drážkaCzech
- acanaladura, rutina, canal, surco, hábito, estría, tonadilla, hendidura, ranuraSpanish
- uurre, uraFinnish
- claisScottish Gaelic
- canale, groove, galleria, scanalatura, pozzo, incavo, routine, solco, tran-tranItalian
- tōanga, kowaka, whakaawa, whakakōakaMāori
- koleina, rutynaPolish
- ranhura, rotinaPortuguese
- привычка, колея, нарез, вырез, рутина, желобок, пазRussian
- žlijebiti, žlijeb, kolotečinaSerbo-Croatian
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