What does drove mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. drove(noun)

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

  2. drove, horde, swarm(noun)

    a moving crowd

  3. drove, drove chisel(noun)

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


  1. drove(Noun)

    A number of cattle driven to market or new pastures.

  2. drove(Noun)

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

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  3. drove(Noun)

    A road or track along which cattle are habitually driven

  4. drove(Verb)

    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. Drove(noun)

    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. Drove(noun)

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

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

  5. Drove(noun)

    a crowd of people in motion

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

  6. Drove(noun)

    a road for driving cattle; a driftway

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

  7. Drove(noun)

    a narrow drain or channel used in the irrigation of land

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

  8. Drove(noun)

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

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

  9. Drove(noun)

    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.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

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

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    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. Mohammad Abu-Salha:

    So, we just drove there knowing what we are about to face. I almost crashed my car on the way there, and then we found the police there.

  2. Selena Gomez:

    There were a few months where I was a little depressed, where I wouldn't leave (the house) as much, i think I drove myself crazy for a little bit. It was just easier to say, 'Hey, do you mind running to the grocery store and picking some stuff up, I don't want to get photographed.'.

  3. Thomas Massie:

    If congressmen are complaining that it's hard to travel, well, what about the truckers that I saw on the road when I drove to DC ? Hitch a ride with the trucker. ... If you're a congressman making $ 87 an hour and find it hard to get to DC, well, hitch a ride with the trucker.

  4. Dustin Johnson:

    I drove it really well, you've still got to hit the shots and right now I feel like I'm swinging it really well.

  5. Georgia Hull:

    She can’t chew, and she’s eating mashed up foods and drinking through a straw. But we’re getting there. they are absolutely amazing and we can’t manage without them, she said. It saved an awful lot of time for us that day in getting her to hospital. We’ve got a lot of fundraising going on for the air ambulance as a result of this. The guy who drove Georgia from the track to meet the air ambulance, he has had a long beard for 20 years and at the Royal Cornwall Show he is shaving it off to raise funds.

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