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6 definitions found
 for Drove
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Drive \Drive\ (dr[imac]v), v. t. [imp. Drove (dr[=o]v),
     formerly Drave (dr[=a]v); p. p. Driven (dr[i^]v'n); p.
     pr. & vb. n. Driving.] [AS. dr[imac]fan; akin to OS.
     dr[imac]ban, D. drijven, OHG. tr[imac]ban, G. treiben, Icel.
     dr[imac]fa, Goth. dreiban. Cf. Drift, Drove.]
     1. To impel or urge onward by force in a direction away from
        one, or along before one; to push forward; to compel to
        move on; to communicate motion to; as, to drive cattle; to
        drive a nail; smoke drives persons from a room.
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              A storm came on and drove them into Pylos. --Jowett
                                                    (Thucyd. ).
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              Shield pressed on shield, and man drove man along.
                                                    --Pope.
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              Go drive the deer and drag the finny prey. --Pope.
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     2. To urge on and direct the motions of, as the beasts which
        draw a vehicle, or the vehicle borne by them; hence, also,
        to take in a carriage; to convey in a vehicle drawn by
        beasts; as, to drive a pair of horses or a stage; to drive
        a person to his own door.
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              How . . . proud he was to drive such a brother!
                                                    --Thackeray.
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     3. To urge, impel, or hurry forward; to force; to constrain;
        to urge, press, or bring to a point or state; as, to drive
        a person by necessity, by persuasion, by force of
        circumstances, by argument, and the like. " Enough to
        drive one mad." --Tennyson.
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              He, driven to dismount, threatened, if I did not do
              the like, to do as much for my horse as fortune had
              done for his.                         --Sir P.
                                                    Sidney.
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     4. To carry or; to keep in motion; to conduct; to prosecute.
        [Now used only colloquially.] --Bacon.
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              The trade of life can not be driven without
              partners.                             --Collier.
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     5. To clear, by forcing away what is contained.
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              To drive the country, force the swains away.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     6. (Mining) To dig Horizontally; to cut a horizontal gallery
        or tunnel. --Tomlinson.
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     7. To pass away; -- said of time. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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     8. Specif., in various games, as tennis, baseball, etc., to
        propel (the ball) swiftly by a direct stroke or forcible
        throw.
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     9. to operate (a vehicle) while it is on motion, by
        manipulating the controls, such as the steering,
        propulsion, and braking mechanisms.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Drove \Drove\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Droved; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Droving.] [Cf. Drove, n., and Drover.]
     1. To drive, as cattle or sheep, esp. on long journeys; to
        follow the occupation of a drover.
  
              He's droving now with Conroy's sheep along the
              Castlereagh.                          --Paterson.
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     2. To finish, as stone, with a drove or drove chisel.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Drove \Drove\, n. [AS. dr[=a]f, fr. dr[imac]fan to drive. See
     Drive.]
     1. A collection of cattle driven, or cattle collected for
        driving; a number of animals, as oxen, sheep, or swine,
        driven in a body.
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     2. Any collection of irrational animals, moving or driving
        forward; as, a finny drove. --Milton.
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     3. A crowd of people in motion.
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              Where droves, as at a city gate, may pass. --Dryden.
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     4. A road for driving cattle; a driftway. [Eng.]
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     5. (Agric.) A narrow drain or channel used in the irrigation
        of land. --Simmonds.
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     6. (Masonry)
        (a) A broad chisel used to bring stone to a nearly smooth
            surface; -- called also drove chisel.
        (b) The grooved surface of stone finished by the drove
            chisel; -- called also drove work.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Drove \Drove\, imp.
     of Drive.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  drove
      n 1: a group of animals (a herd or flock) moving together
      2: a moving crowd [syn: drove, horde, swarm]
      3: a stonemason's chisel with a broad edge for dressing stone
         [syn: drove, drove chisel]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  41 Moby Thesaurus words for "drove":
     army, bunch, cage, colony, corral, crush, drift, drive, flock, gam,
     gang, goad, herd, horde, host, kennel, lash, litter, multitude,
     pack, pod, press, prick, pride, punch cattle, push, ride herd on,
     round up, run, school, shepherd, shoal, skulk, sloth, spur, squash,
     throng, trip, troop, whip, wrangle
  
  

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