What does grove mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grovenoun

    a small growth of trees without underbrush

  2. grove, woodlet, orchard, plantationnoun

    garden consisting of a small cultivated wood without undergrowth


  1. grovenoun

    A small forest.

  2. grovenoun

    An orchard of fruit trees.

  3. Grovenoun

    for someone who lived near a grove.

  4. Etymology: From grāf.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Grovenoun

    A walk covered by trees meeting above.

    Etymology: from grave.

    I look’d toward Birnam, and anon methought
    The wood began to move:
    Within this three mile may you see it coming;
    I say, a moving grove. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    Fortunate fields, and groves, and flow’ry vales;
    Thrice happy isles! John Milton.

    She left the flow’ry field, and waving grove. Richard Blackmore.

    Banish’d from courts and love,
    Abandon’d truth seeks shelter in the grove. George Granville.

    Can fierce passions vex his breast,
    While every gale is peace, and every grove
    Is melody? James Thomson, Spring.


  1. grove

    A grove is a small group or cluster of trees, typically without undergrowth. These trees are usually of the same kind or species, and are often planted or grown for a specific purpose, such as fruit production or for aesthetic reasons. The term is often used in a poetic or symbolic context to highlight the tranquility or beauty of the nature.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grove

    a smaller group of trees than a forest, and without underwood, planted, or growing naturally as if arranged by art; a wood of small extent

  2. Etymology: [AS. graf, fr. grafan to dig. The original sense seems to have been a lane cut through trees. See Grave, v., and cf. Groove.]


  1. Grove

    Grove is an unincorporated community in the southeastern portion of James City County in the Peninsula subregion of Virginia in the United States. It is located in the center of the Historic Triangle of Colonial Virginia, communities linked by the Colonial Parkway; the area is one of the busiest tourist destinations in the world. Grove is located about 7 miles east of Williamsburg along U.S. Route 60. Grove is bordered by the James River and separated from the Newport News city limits near Lee Hall by Skiffe's Creek. Historic places in Grove related to Virginia colonial past include the archaeological site of Wolstenholme Towne, the administrative center of Martin's Hundred. It was rediscovered in 1976 on the grounds of Carter's Grove Plantation, built in 1755. The plantation was occupied by private owners through the 1960s. Then it was owned and operated by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and open to the public from the 1970s until 2003. In 2007 the property was sold back into private ownership. Grove's contemporary development began with African-American settlement by freedmen from Carter's Grove and other plantations following the American Civil War. Its population was fewer than 100 people until after the turn of the twentieth century. During the two World Wars, Grove increased markedly in population. In part this was due to attracting hundreds of displaced people, mostly African American, who were uprooted by federal land acquisition for major waterfront military installations in nearby James City and York counties. Navy bases established were the Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, the Cheatham Annex supply complex, and Camp Peary.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Grove

    grōv, n. a wood of small size, generally of a pleasant or ornamental character: an avenue of trees: (B.) an erroneous translation of Asherah, the wooden upright image of the lewdly worshipped goddess Ashtoreth; also of Heb. eshel in Gen. xxi. 33.—Groves of Academe, the shady walks of the Academy at Athens, any place of learned pursuits. [A.S. gráf, a grove—grafan, pa.t. gróf, to dig.]

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. GROVE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Grove is ranked #1657 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Grove surname appeared 21,732 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 7 would have the surname Grove.

    90.9% or 19,757 total occurrences were White.
    4.4% or 961 total occurrences were Black.
    2.1% or 465 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.5% or 337 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.5% or 117 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.4% or 96 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of grove in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of grove in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of grove in a Sentence

  1. Sir Walter Scott:

    Love rules the court, the camp, the grove, and men below, and saints above; For love is heaven, and heaven is love.

  2. John Dickman:

    We’ve been preparing for the Washburn Fire for decades, it really just died as soon as it hit the grove.

  3. Ty Houck:

    Goldfish grow to the size of their environment, to have a 9-pound goldfish survive in Oak Grove Lake must mean we are doing something right.

  4. Pat Gelsinger:

    Having begun my career at Intel and learned at the feet of Grove, Noyce and Moore, it’s my privilege and honor to return in this leadership capacity, i have tremendous regard for the company’s rich history and powerful technologies that have created the world’s digital infrastructure.

  5. Pablo Casado:

    In these 40 years, we have never had a situation like this ... The survival of the olive grove is in danger.

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