What does drove mean?

Definitions for drove
droʊvdrove

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

  2. Drove

    of Drive

  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

  4. Drovenoun

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

  5. Drovenoun

    a crowd of people in motion

  6. Drovenoun

    a road for driving cattle; a driftway

  7. Drovenoun

    a narrow drain or channel used in the irrigation of land

  8. Drovenoun

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

  9. Drovenoun

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

  10. 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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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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Numerology

  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. Bradley Ballantyne:

    I kept recording, and to my amazement the 'dead' animal got to its feet and they both ran away, the animals bolted past my car, I drove after them for a few seconds but they ran into thick bush and was unable to follow them.

  2. Jim Rooney:

    The conversations with Tony Dungy, the experiences Tony Dungy had with seeing Tony being humiliated, really drove my father to try and do something, whether the rule is the right answer or not, or whether we need to do more, I think we should be considering those questions. But the experience of having someone you respect, under your own leadership, be humiliated, made a real difference to my father.

  3. Jodie Thomas:

    I drove her straight to the hospital, she was shaking and twitching – it was horrible to see my little girl like that, they said it was sepsis and thought they would have to operate.

  4. Mari Osaka:

    I actually drove past this( stadium) a lot when I was a kid, i grew up watching all these great players winning it so just to come from being a kid in the audience to being the one holding the trophy would mean a lot.

  5. Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus:

    One of the things that preceded the failure of the nation state of Syria, the rise of ISIS, was the effect of climate change and the mega drought the affected that region, wiped out farmers, drove people to cities, created a humanitarian crisis, it created the symptoms – or rather the conditions – of extreme poverty that lead now to the rise of ISIL and this extreme violence.

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