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drove

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1drove

noun \ˈdrōv\

: a large group of people or animals that move or act together

Full Definition of DROVE

1
:  a group of animals driven or moving in a body
2
:  a large number :  crowd —usually used in plural especially with in <came in droves>

Examples of DROVE

  1. <people flocked to the annual festival in droves>

Origin of DROVE

Middle English, from Old English drāf, from drīfan to drive — more at drive
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Animal Husbandry Terms

apiary, bantam, calico, girth, hogwash, mast, rut

Rhymes with DROVE

2drove

Definition of DROVE

past of drive

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