Meaning of drove

drove

Pronunciation: (drōv), [key]
— v.
  1. pt. of

drove

Pronunciation: (drōv), [key]
— n., v., droved, drov•ing.
—n.
  1. a number of oxen, sheep, or swine driven in a group; herd; flock.
  2. Usually,a large crowd of human beings, esp. in motion: They came to Yankee Stadium in droves.
  3. Also calleda chisel, from 2 to 4 in. (5 to 10 cm) broad at the edge, for dressing stones to an approximately true surface.
—v.t., v.i.
  1. to drive or deal in (cattle) as a drover; herd.
  2. to work or smooth (stone) as with a drove.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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