What does drove mean?

Definitions for drove
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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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Drovenoun

    Etymology: from drive.

    They brought to their stations many droves of cattle; and within a few days were brought out of the country two thousand muttons. John Hayward.

    A Spaniard is unacquainted with our northern droves. Brown.

    A drove of sheep, or an herd of oxen, may be managed by any noise or cry which the drivers shall accustom them to. Robert South, Sermons.

    The sounds and seas, with all their finny drove,
    Now to the moon in wavering morrice move. John Milton.

    But if to fame alone thou do’st pretend,
    The miser will his empty palace lend,
    Set wide with doors, adorn’d with plated brass,
    Where droves, as at a city-gate, may pass. John Dryden, Juven.

Wikipedia

  1. drove

    A drovers' road, drove road, droveway, or simply a drove, is a route for droving livestock on foot from one place to another, such as to market or between summer and winter pasture (see transhumance). Many drovers' roads were ancient routes of unknown age; others are known to date back to medieval or more recent times.

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. vedro

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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. Kevin Kisner:

    I don't think either one of us played our best golf but I drove it great all week.

  2. 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.

  3. Matt Bershadker:

    Bershadker said. A dog fostered and then adopted during COVID-19 pandemic. With regardto adoption, Bershadker noted the ASPCA saw an initial spike in adoptions in March when the pandemic began, but saw numbers slowly start to plateau or decrease due to shelter closures and the slow nature of virtual adoption as quarantine progressed. This is partly due to the fact that, out of an abundance of caution related to the COVID-19 crisis across New York City, we closed the ASPCA Adoption Center to the public and worked hard to move the majority of the animals in our care into foster homes, Bershadker explained. LAW ENFORCEMENT CHAPLAIN, THERAPY DOG CARE FOR FRONTLINE WORKERS DURING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC The Humane Society has experienced similar trends. Weve definitely had an increased interest in adoptions, said Christina Hill, communications director for the Humane Society. But the virtual adoption process takes much longer to complete than our standard pre-COVID process. We also stopped intake, like many shelters have, at the recommendation of national veterinary and sheltering groups, and fewer in equals fewer out. A cat currently available for adoption from the Atlanta Humane Society. During the week of March 7, around when the COVID-19 crisis began in the U.S., there were 17,930 pet adoptions. The week of May 2, there were 11,938 pet adoptions, showing about a 33 percent decrease in adoptions from the start of the pandemic to this month. Butthe percentage of pets entering foster care is up. There were 32,962 pets in foster care the week of March 7, and as of May 8, there were 47,856 --a 45 percent increase. PUPPIES FROM GEORGIA ANIMAL SHELTER VISIT AQUARIUM DURING CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN Jane Chiavelli is one quarantiner who decided this was the time to foster a dog. Ive grown up with dogs, and since Im working from home right now, I wanted to do something good and different, Chiavelli said. She decided to foster her dog, Gus, at the start of April, about one month into quarantine. Jane Chiavelli and her dog, Gus, who she fostered before adopting during COVID-19 pandemic.br I sent in an application to English Springer Rescue America and had a phone interview. Normally they come to inspect your house, but given social distancing, I sent pictures of my apartment and dog park. They matched me with Gus to foster, and I drove to [South Carolina]to pick him up, Chiavelli said. After a few weeks quarantining with Gus, she knew she had to adopt. I realized how perfect he was for me and couldnt imagine giving him up, she said. CAN PETS COME DOWN WITH CORONAVIRUS? Chiavelli said, based on her experience, she encourages everyone to foster pets and consider adoption. Do it, she said. I think its a great opportunity to do something good, and also an opportunity to have some nice company. A cat adopted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Shelters across the country have implemented innovative solutions to make situations like Chiavellis possible, while ensuring the safety of their staff, animals, and communities. Many animal shelters have been leaning on technology to facilitate online adoptions to continue safely moving dogs and cats out of the shelter and into homes.

  4. Terry McAuliffe:

    We had Donald Trump here for four years. He drove Democratic turnout, donald Trump is not president anymore. ... It's going to be very close. It's going to be nip and tuck. This is going to be a battle. ... You bet it's going to be close.

  5. Guy Fieri:

    My team and I got involved. My son and his buddies, and a bunch of my buddies, loaded up the caravan from wine country and drove four hours up here, we are just working arm-in-arm with the Salvation Army, local chefs, residents and everybody helping out all of the evacuees.

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