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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.

Synonyms:

age group, cram, horde, array, swarm, throng, multitude, cloud, flight, ruck, throng, gaggle, brace, crush, awoke, hatch, began, community, score, bike, lot, awoken, busload, big, begat, constellation, ate, legion, became, scrum, rout, bade, press, mass, befell, brood, arose, bestrode, drove chisel.

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