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drove

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noun \ˈdrōv\

Definition of drove

  1. 1 :  a group of animals driven or moving in a body

  2. 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

Origin and Etymology 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


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drove

Definition of drove

  1. past tense of drive


DROVE Defined for English Language Learners

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drove

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noun \ˈdrōv\

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

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


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drove

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Definition of drove for Students

  1. past of drive



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