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Drove

a crowd of people moving in one direction; a number of cattle or other animals driven in a body. See also concourse, drift, flock.

Examples: drove of asses; of beasts, 1350; of bullocks; of cab-driversLipton, 1970; of cattle, 1555; of heresies, 1692; of horses, 1764; of immoralities, 1692; of kine [cattle]; of oxen; of young shoat [pigs], 1707; of sheep, 1837; of swine.

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drove

drove1 / drōv/ • past of drive. drove2 • n. 1. a herd or flock of animals being driven in a body: a drove of cattle. ∎  a large number of people or things doing or undergoing the same thing: tourists have stayed away in droves this summer. 2. a broad chisel for use by stonemasons. DERIVATIVES: dro·ver n.

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drove

drove herd or flock of beasts, crowd. OE. drāf, f. gradation-var. *draib- of base of drīfan DRIVE.
Hence drover driver of cattle. XV (dravere); see -ER 1.

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drove

drovebehove, clove, cove, dove, drove, fauve, grove, interwove, Jove, mauve, rove, shrove, stove, strove, trove, wove •alcove • mangrove

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