What does drove mean?

Definitions for drove
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word drove.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. drovenoun

    a group of animals (a herd or flock) moving together

  2. drove, horde, swarmnoun

    a moving crowd

  3. drove, drove chiselnoun

    a stonemason's chisel with a broad edge for dressing stone

Wiktionary

  1. drovenoun

    A number of cattle driven to market or new pastures.

  2. drovenoun

    A large number of people on the move (literally or figuratively).

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  3. drovenoun

    A road or track along which cattle are habitually driven

  4. droveverb

    to herd cattle; particularly over a long distance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Drove

    of Drive

    Etymology: [Cf. Drove, n., and Drover.]

  2. Drove

    of Drive

    Etymology: [Cf. Drove, n., and Drover.]

  3. Drovenoun

    a collection of cattle driven, or cattle collected for driving; a number of animals, as oxen, sheep, or swine, driven in a body

    Etymology: [Cf. Drove, n., and Drover.]

  4. Drovenoun

    any collection of irrational animals, moving or driving forward; as, a finny drove

    Etymology: [Cf. Drove, n., and Drover.]

  5. Drovenoun

    a crowd of people in motion

    Etymology: [Cf. Drove, n., and Drover.]

  6. Drovenoun

    a road for driving cattle; a driftway

    Etymology: [Cf. Drove, n., and Drover.]

  7. Drovenoun

    a narrow drain or channel used in the irrigation of land

    Etymology: [Cf. Drove, n., and Drover.]

  8. Drovenoun

    a broad chisel used to bring stone to a nearly smooth surface; -- called also drove chisel

    Etymology: [Cf. Drove, n., and Drover.]

  9. Drovenoun

    the grooved surface of stone finished by the drove chisel; -- called also drove work

    Etymology: [Cf. Drove, n., and Drover.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Drove

    drōv, pa.t. of Drive.—n. a number of cattle, or other animals, driven.—n. Drov′er, one whose occupation is to drive cattle: (Spens.) a boat. [A.S. dráfdrífan, to drive.]

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    Rank popularity for the word 'drove' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2790

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    Rank popularity for the word 'drove' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3418

Anagrams for drove »

  1. Dover

  2. Roved

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of drove in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of drove in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of drove in a Sentence

  1. Christi Berry:

    He might have been assaulted. A firefighter did see him on the road, stated he thought he was a scarecrow. Made a 911 call and drove away. Which I can’t wrap my head around that.

  2. Juliet Germanotta:

    Our lives were in jeopardy, over 300 people, part of the other protest, started verbally harassing and taunting us. Started following us, when police tried to escort us up 46th Street. We then proceeded to get into a car. The protesters got to 46th Street, blocked us in, started trying to open the car, hit the car. The driver then drove through to try to get us to safety.

  3. Andrew Womble:

    Brown's precise speed in attempting to flee and striking( a deputy) is uncertain. But that he drove recklessly and endangered the officers is not uncertain.

  4. Craig Johnson:

    Robust job and wage growth, along with healthy household finances, drove the increase.

  5. Rick Friedman:

    He killed his baby and [the baby is] in the house...His wife broke up with him over the phone yesterday...I can't even believe this is happening. Steven Pladl, 42, was found dead Thursday morning in his vehicle in Dover, N.Y., several miles from the New Milford, Conn., murder scene where Katie and her adoptive father, 56-year-old Anthony Fusco, were discovered. Those two were also found dead in a vehicle that had one of its windows shot out, police said. The child’s body was found inside Pladl's home, hundreds of miles south in Knightdale, N.C., the same day. Pladl’s mother -- the one who tipped off authorities about the toddler's death -- had obtained custody of the child Steven fathered with his daughter following their arrests in January for adultery and contributing to delinquency, police told WNCN. The mother lives in Cary, about a half hour’s drive from Knightdale, and reportedly told them that Steve had picked Bennett up from her home Wednesday night. April 12, 2018: Police work at the scene where Katie Pladl and her adoptive father, Anthony Fusco, were found dead. (AP/Hearst Connecticut Media ) The toddler was found dead around 9 a.m. Thursday after officers performed a welfare check on the Knightdale home, where Pladl -- and previously his daughter -- had lived. Katie Pladl moved out of the home earlier this year and was living with her adoptive family in New York after bonding out of jail in Virginia, WNCN reported, citing court documents. It appeared Steven Pladl drove through the night Wednesday to hunt down his daughter and Fusco. They were found dead around 8:40 a.m. Thursday, and Pladl shot himself shortly afterward. This is a terrible tragedy that nobody foresaw, i really believe that if the judges or the prosecutor or the defense attorneys in this case had any clue that the minor child or anyone would be harmed there would not be a bond set for any of the parties.

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