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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  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. Zara Tindall:

    She was there and recognized that we wouldn’t have got to hospital in time, fortunately the midwife who was going to meet us at the hospital wasn’t that far away so she drove up just as we had assumed the posit (position) and the second midwife arrived just after the head had arrived.

  2. Anna Held:

    I hadn't even dreamed of getting another Academy Award, and there I was unhappy in my private life and miserable, i remember Clifford Odets drove me three times around the Biltmore, where the Oscars were given out, because I was so full of tears.

  3. Eliana Bookbinder:

    I pointed out that this was a massive violation of the Scout law, part of the Scout law is to be thoughtful and to be kind, and this was neither. She said that she and her brother picked up the bird fairly easily and they both drove it to the wildlife center. Eliana Bookbinder said that later that night her boss berated them and said they had.

  4. Leonard Marshall:

    I drove seven miles to a Publix grocery store. I had no idea why I drove there.

  5. Amy Owen:

    We live in a four-family townhouse in Plaistow, and it shook our house so bad that we thought someone drove into our building. The kids all scrambled, saying ‘earthquake,’ before asking me what it was.

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