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. 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

Wiktionary

  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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How to say drove in sign language?

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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. Hoda Kotb:

    She asked for people not to come to her house yesterday so I got out of the airport and drove to her house.

  2. Oren Gutfeld:

    In the last few years we noticed new pieces of scrolls and parchments arrive on the black market, it drove us to return to the caves.

  3. Sallust:

    Ambition drove many men to become false to have one thought locked in the breast, another ready on the tongue.

  4. Peter Fonda:

    ... and Peter Fonda put Peter Fonda hands on my shoulders and it was the oddest sensation of both him pushing me away and pulling me to Peter Fonda. Tears streaming down Peter Fonda face, Peter Fonda said in that beautiful Henry Fonda, Peter Fonda straight talk,' I love you very much, son.' ' Well, I love you very much, dad.' And I got in my car and drove away,'.

  5. Tom Robbins:

    When she was a small girl, Amanda hid a ticking clock in an old, rotten tree trunk. It drove woodpeckers crazy. Ignoring tasty bugs all around them, they just about beat their brains out trying to get at the clock. Years later, Amanda used the woodpecker experiment as a model for understanding capitalism, Communism, Christianity, and all other systems that traffic in future rewards rather than in present realities.

Images & Illustrations of drove

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