a group of animals (a herd or flock) moving together
drove, horde, swarm(noun)
a moving crowd
drove, drove chisel(noun)
a stonemason's chisel with a broad edge for dressing stone
A number of cattle driven to market or new pastures.
A large number of people on the move (literally or figuratively).
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A road or track along which cattle are habitually driven
to herd cattle; particularly over a long distance.
a collection of cattle driven, or cattle collected for driving; a number of animals, as oxen, sheep, or swine, driven in a body
any collection of irrational animals, moving or driving forward; as, a finny drove
a crowd of people in motion
a road for driving cattle; a driftway
a narrow drain or channel used in the irrigation of land
a broad chisel used to bring stone to a nearly smooth surface; -- called also drove chisel
the grooved surface of stone finished by the drove chisel; -- called also drove work
Origin: [Cf. Drove, n., and Drover.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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. dráf—drífan, to drive.]
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How to say drove in sign language?
The numerical value of drove in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of drove in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of drove in a Sentence
We drove four and a half hours.
It drove us to return to the caves.
I drove in, we were able to identify the owner.
She drove me away like a dog ! Poor Nicky ! Poor Russia !
It just drove me deeper into despair, i never had a chance.
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