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1dove

noun \ˈdəv\

: a small wild bird that is related to pigeons

: a person who does not want war and does want peace

Full Definition of DOVE

1
:  any of numerous pigeons; especially :  a small wild pigeon
2
:  a gentle woman or child
3
:  one who takes a conciliatory attitude and advocates negotiations and compromise; especially :  an opponent of war — compare hawk
dov·ish \ˈdə-vish\ adjective
dov·ish·ness noun

Examples of DOVE

  1. The President sided with the doves and worked to avoid war.
  2. <the doves were in favor of using the surplus to improve the nation's schools and not its weapons systems>

Origin of DOVE

Middle English, from Old English *dūfe; akin to Old High German tūba dove
First Known Use: 13th century

Related to DOVE

Other Birds Terms

aerie, bunting, clutch, covey, hackle, ratite, rictus, ruff, skein, zygodactyl

Rhymes with DOVE

2dove

\ˈdōv\

Definition of DOVE

past of dive

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