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Definition of drove:

  1. A broad chisel used to bring stone to a nearly smooth surface; - called also drove chisel.
  2. A collection of cattle driven, or cattle collected for driving; a number of animals, as oxen, sheep, or swine, driven in a body.
  3. A crowd of people in motion.
  4. A narrow drain or channel used in the irrigation of land.
  5. A road for driving cattle; a driftway.
  6. Any collection of irrational animals, moving or driving forward; as, a finny drove.
  7. of Drive. Also adj.
  8. The grooved surface of stone finished by the drove chisel; - called also drove work.
  9. To drive, as cattle or sheep, esp. on long journeys; to follow the occupation of a drover.
  10. To finish, as stone, with a drove or drove chisel.


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