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noun \ ˈdrōv \

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 in a Sentence

  1. people flocked to the annual festival in droves

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Origin and Etymology of drove

Middle English, from Old English drāf, from drīfan to drive — more at drive

drove Synonyms

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Definition of drove


DROVE Defined for English Language Learners

drove

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Definition of drove for English Language Learners

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


DROVE Defined for Kids

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drove

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noun \ ˈdrōv \

Definition of drove for Students

:a large group of animals or people moving or acting together
  • droves of shoppers

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drove

Definition of drove for Students



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