What does shove mean?

Definitions for shoveʃʌv

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word shove.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. shove(verb)

    the act of shoving (giving a push to someone or something)

    "he gave the door a shove"

  2. jostle, shove(verb)

    come into rough contact with while moving

    "The passengers jostled each other in the overcrowded train"

  3. shove(verb)

    push roughly

    "the people pushed and shoved to get in line"

  4. thrust, stuff, shove, squeeze(verb)

    press or force

    "Stuff money into an envelope"; "She thrust the letter into his hand"


  1. shove(Noun)

    A rough push.

  2. shove(Noun)

    An all-in bet.

  3. shove(Verb)

    To push, especially roughly or with force

  4. shove(Verb)

    To make an all-in bet.

  5. shove(Verb)

    To pass (counterfeit money).

  6. Origin: scufan, from skeubanan. Cognate with Dutch schuiven, German schieben.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shove(verb)

    to drive along by the direct and continuous application of strength; to push; especially, to push (a body) so as to make it move along the surface of another body; as, to shove a boat on the water; to shove a table across the floor

  2. Shove(verb)

    to push along, aside, or away, in a careless or rude manner; to jostle

  3. Shove(verb)

    to push or drive forward; to move onward by pushing or jostling

  4. Shove(verb)

    to move off or along by an act pushing, as with an oar a pole used by one in a boat; sometimes with off

  5. Shove(noun)

    the act of shoving; a forcible push

  6. Shove

    p. p. of Shove

  7. Origin: [OE. shoven, AS. scofian, fr. scfan; akin to OFries. skva, D. schuiven, G. schieben, OHG. scioban, Icel. skfa, skfa, Sw. skuffa, Dan. skuffe, Goth. afskiuban to put away, cast away; cf. Skr. kshubh to become agitated, to quake, Lith. skubrus quick, skubinti to hasten. 160. Cf. Sheaf a bundle of stalks, Scoop, Scuffle.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Shove

    shuv, v.t. to drive along by continuous pressure: to push before one.—v.i. to push forward: to push off.—n. act of shoving: a strong push, a forward movement of packed river-ice.—Shove off, to push off a boat with oar or boat-hook. [A.S. scofian; Dut. schuiven, Ger. schieben.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shove in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shove in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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