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Definitions of drove

  1. Past tense of drive, which see. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  2. a stonemason's chisel with a broad edge for dressing stone Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. A collection of cattle driven, or cattle collected for driving; a number of animals, as oxen, sheep, or swine, driven in a body. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Any collection of irrational animals, moving or driving forward; as, a finny drove. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A crowd of people in motion. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A road for driving cattle; a driftway. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A narrow drain or channel used in the irrigation of land. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To drive, as cattle or sheep, esp. on long journeys; to follow the occupation of a drover. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To finish, as stone, with a drove or drove chisel. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A broad chisel used to bring stone to a nearly smooth surface; - called also drove chisel. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. The grooved surface of stone finished by the drove chisel; - called also drove work. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A collection of cattle or sheep driven in a body. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. Pa.t. of DRIVE. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. A number of cattle, or other animals, driven. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. Number of cattle, &c., driven. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. Imp. of DRIVE, v. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. A number of animals driven or herded for driving. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. A number of animals, as oxen, sheep, &c., driven in a body; a collection of animals driving or moving forward; a road for driving cattle; a crowd of people in motion; a drain or narrow channel used in the irrigation of land. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. A number of animals, as sheep or cattle, moving in a body; a crowd of people in motion. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for drove

  1. John laughed as the strange man departed and then drove up to the house. – The Go Ahead Boys and the Mysterious Old House by Ross Kay
  2. Once more, however, he heard sounds which drove him back. – Spotted Deer by Elmer Gregor
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