drove

noun
\ ˈdrōv \

Definition of drove 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

drove

Definition of drove (Entry 2 of 2)

past tense of drive

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Examples of drove in a Sentence

Noun

people flocked to the annual festival in droves

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That drove in Logan Lawson, who had tripled in the tying run. Mike Hutton, chicagotribune.com, "Squeezing out a win: Chris Torres' bunt sends Chesterton baseball to first regional title in 24 years," 3 June 2018 His fifth-inning single drove in the first Miami run of the night. Matthew Defranks, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Marlins suffer through seven-run sixth against Braves, lose fourth straight game," 11 May 2018 His single to right in the fourth drove in the first of six runs in the inning. Pat Disabato, Daily Southtown, "A lot to like about Fike: Dillan Fike goes 3-for-3 with three runs as Brother Rice overpowers St. Rita," 1 May 2018 Private colleges have been aggressively discounting tuition in an effort to boost enrollment, a risky strategy that now may be backfiring as students aren’t signing up in droves, even at sale prices. Melissa Korn, WSJ, "Private Colleges Dole Out Scholarships to Boost Enrollment, but It Isn’t Working," 30 Apr. 2018 With millions of people seeing Black Panther in droves, the movie is expected to have a colossal opening weekend. Carl Lamarre, Billboard, "'Black Panther' Star Michael B. Jordan Calls Kendrick Lamar the 'Voice of the People': Exclusive," 17 Feb. 2018 Wil Myers’ seventh-inning double drove in both Padres runs. Kevin Acee, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Padres notes: Stammen runs into Utley; Lauer's limit; Lyles' rehab," 13 July 2018 A week after Brinson's sacrifice fly off Strickland in the ninth drove in the tying run and sent the game to extra innings, Strickland delivered a high-and-tight pitch to Brinson in Monday's ninth inning. Clark Spencer, miamiherald, "Payback pitches, ejections, culminates in Marlins loss to Giants," 20 June 2018 Gurriel and Josh Reddick singled — Gurriel's drove in another run — before A's manager Bob Melvin emerged from the dugout to mercifully end Blackburn's tenure in favor of Emilio Pagan. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Evan almighty: Gattis goes on another rampage as Astros wallop Athletics," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of drove

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for drove

Noun

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

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drove

noun

English Language Learners Definition of drove

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

drove

noun
\ ˈdrōv \

Kids Definition of drove

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

drove

Kids Definition of drove (Entry 2 of 2)

past tense of drive

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