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drove (n.)

"a herd, especially of cattle," Old English draf "beasts driven in a body; road along which cattle are driven," originally "act of driving," from drifan "to drive" (see drive (v.)).

drove (v.)

Old English draf, past tense and obsolete and dialectal past participle of drive (v.).

updated on October 11, 2018

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Definitions of drove from WordNet

drove (n.)
a group of animals (a herd or flock) moving together;
drove (n.)
a moving crowd;
Synonyms: horde / swarm
drove (n.)
a stonemason's chisel with a broad edge for dressing stone;
Synonyms: drove chisel
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