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Drove appears in the following pangram (a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • Jeb quickly drove a few extra miles on the glazed pavement. (48 letters)
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Drove appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • Stacy ran; I drove Kev: a guru gave Kev ordinary cats.
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun drove:

droveswarmhorde

The word drove is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun drove

What does drove mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: droves

  1. a group of animals (a herd or flock) moving together
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic term: animal group = a group of animals
  2. a moving crowd
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonyms of drove: horde / swarm
    • more generic word: crowd = a large number of things or people considered together
  3. a stonemason's chisel with a broad edge for dressing stone
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of drove: drove chisel
    • more generic word: chisel = an edge tool with a flat steel blade with a cutting edge

Alternative definition of the noun drove

noun

  1. A number of cattle driven to market or new pastures.
  2. [usually, plural] A large number of people on the move (literally or figuratively).
  3. A road or track along which cattle are habitually driven

Definition of the verb drove

What does drove mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: droved | droving | droves

  1. simple past of drive
  2. to herd cattle; particularly over a long distance.

Phrases with drove

  1. drove chisel
  2. To Drove
  3. Test Drove

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for drove

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Google previewGood English, Oral and Written ... (1918)

by William Harris Elson, Lura E. Runkel, Clara E. Lynch, George Linnaeus Marsh

Verb — Drove is an intransitive, irregular verb; principal parts — drive, drove, driven.

Google previewThe Law Journal Reports (1835)

Foa, there was a distinct vill; but there is no pretence for saying here, that Leverington Parson Drove is a distinct vill from Leverington. **{LoRD - DENMAN, C. J.-Is there not enough to shew that they were distinct for many purposes, and that ...

Google previewGood English, Oral and Written, Book One-three (1918)

by William Harris Elson, Lura E. Runkel, Clara E. Lynch, George Linaeus Marsh

Verb — Drove is an intransitive, irregular verb; principal parts — drive, drove, driven.

Google previewAnalytical Digest of Cases Published in the Law Journal Reports (1835)

by Henry D. Barton

F01', there was a distinct vill; but there is no pretence for saying here, that Leverington Parson Drove is a distinct vill from Leverington. [Loan DENMAN, C. J.—Is there not enough to shew that they were distinct for many purposes, and that ...

Google previewBusiness Skills Exercises (2012)

by Loretta Barker

Drove is the verb. It is an action verb; it describes Adam's action. A linking verb is a verb that links, or connects, the subject of a sentence to information about that subject. Linking verbs describe a condition or state of being for the subject; they ...

Google previewLivestock Health Encyclopedia (2013)

by Rudolph Seiden, Richard R. Dykstra, W. James Gough

DROVE is a herd of hogs, sheep, or cattle. DRUG is any substance used in medicine; it may be of vegetable, mineral, or animal origin, or a synthetic product. Crude Ds often contain varying amounts of active ...

Google previewThe history of the county of Lincoln (1834)

from the earliest period to the present time by Thomas Allen

Whaplode Drove is an hamlet to Whaplode, about 6 miles east from Crowland. Here is a chapel dedicated to St. John Baptist ; it is a curacy (not in charge) and is endowed with lands of the annual value of £400. but it has nothing to do with ...

Google previewThe Whole Library Handbook 5 (2013)

Current Data, Professional Advice, and Curiosa by George M. Eberhart

meaning, but drove is a boring verb that needed the ad- verb quickly to help it along. A verb such as sped, raced, or even zoomed adds zest to the sentence and needs no modifier. 4. Grammar, spelling, and usage errors. When sending your ...

Google previewThe Reporter (1899)

DROVE. A drove is a wide, flat, wedgebladed tool, used in taking down the rough surface oflime-,sandstone, Bedford stone, and marble, afterit has been cut down with the point or ax. The width of the' blade varies from two inches to six inches, ...

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopedia of Law (1888)

by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland

DROVE.— See note 2. DROVER. — One who buys cattle in one place to sell in another.3 DRUGGIST is one who prepares and sells drugs for medicinal purposes.4 A druggist who delivers one medicine when another is called for is ...

Google previewAmerican English Encyclopaedia Law (1888)

DROVE.— See note 2. DROVER. — One who buys cattle in one place to sell in another.3 DRUGGIST is one who prepares and sells drugs for medicinal purposes.4 A druggist who delivers one medicine when another is called for is ...

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Quotes about drove

I drove across country in my yellow 1970 VW bug (which I drove until 1986) to Los Angeles, having had enough cold weather in 5 years in Ann Arbor, and found a job within a few days. (W. Richard Stevens)
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Scrabble value of D2R1O1V4E1

The value of this 5-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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