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dove

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noun \ˈdəv\

Simple Definition of dove

  • : a small wild bird that is related to pigeons

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of dove

  1. 1 :  any of numerous pigeons; especially :  a small wild pigeon

  2. 2 :  a gentle woman or child

  3. 3 :  one who takes a conciliatory attitude and advocates negotiations and compromise; especially :  an opponent of war — compare hawk

dovish play \ˈdə-vish\ adjective
dovishness noun

Examples of dove in a sentence

  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

Rhymes with dove


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dove

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\ˈdōv\

Definition of dove

  1. past of dive





DOVE Defined for Kids

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dove

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noun \ˈdəv\

Definition of dove for Students

  1. :  a bird that is related to the pigeon but usually of somewhat smaller size




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dove

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Definition of dove for Students

  1. past and past participle of dive





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