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Definitions of grove

  1. a small growth of trees without underbrush Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. garden consisting of a small cultivated wood without undergrowth Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A small wood; a group of trees without undergrowth. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. A wood of small size, generally of a pleasant or ornamental character: an avenue of trees. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. A small wood. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. A small shady wood; a wood of small extent; a thick clustering mass. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. A small wood or cluster of trees. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. 1. A word used in the Authorized Version, with two exceptions, to translate the mysterious Hebrew term Asherah , which is not a grove, but probably an idol or image of some kind. [ASHERAH] It is also probable that there was a connection between this symbol or image, whatever it was, and the sacred symbolic tree, the representation of which occurs so frequently on Assyrian sculptures. 2. The two exceptions noticed above are ( Genesis 21:33 ) and 1Sam 22:6 (margin). In the religions of the ancient heathen world groves play a prominent part. In the old times altars only were erected to the gods. It was thought wrong to shut up the gods within walls, and hence trees were the first temples; and from the earliest times groves are mentioned in connection with religious worship. ( Genesis 12:6 Genesis 12:7 ; Deuteronomy 1:1 11:30 ) Authorized Version "plain." the groves were generally found connected with temples, and often had the right of affording an asylum. biblestudytools.com
  10. Heb. 'asherah, properly a wooden image, or a pillar representing Ashtoreth, a sensual Canaanitish goddess, probably usually set up in a grove ( 2 Kings 21:7 ; 23:4 ). In the Revised Version the word "Asherah" (q.v.) is introduced as a proper noun, the name of the wooden symbol of a goddess, with the plurals Asherim ( Exodus 34:13 ) and Asheroth ( Judges 3:13 ). The LXX. have rendered asherah in 2 Chronicles 15:16 by "Astarte." The Vulgate has done this also in Judges 3:7 . biblestudytools.com
  11. Heb. 'eshel ( Genesis 21:33 ). In 1 Samuel 22:6 and 31:13 the Authorized Version renders this word by "tree." In all these passages the Revised Version renders by "tamarisk tree." It has been identified with the Tamariscus orientalis, five species of which are found in Palestine. biblestudytools.com
  12. The Heb. word 'elon, uniformly rendered in the Authorized Version by "plain," properly signifies a grove or plantation. In the Revised Version it is rendered, pl., "oaks" ( Genesis 13:18 ; 14:13 ; 18:1 ; 12:6 ; Deuteronomy 11:30 ; Joshua 19:33 ). In the earliest times groves are mentioned in connection with religious worship. The heathen consecrated groves to particular gods, and for this reason they were forbidden to the Jews ( Jeremiah 17:3 ; Ezekiel 20:28 ). These dictionary topics are fromM.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible DictionaryBibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Grove". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". . biblestudytools.com
  13. gr[=o]v, 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.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  14. Small wood, group of trees, (in Bible, mistransl. of Hebrew word =pillar used as idol, or name of goddess). Hence groved, groveless, grovy, aa. [English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  15. n. [Anglo-Saxon] A cluster of trees shading an avenue or walk; a group of trees smaller than a forest; a wood of small extent; any cluster or group resembling a grove; a temple in the woods. Cabinet Dictionary
  16. A walk covered by trees meeting above. Complete Dictionary

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