\ ˈgrōv How to pronounce grove (audio) \

Definition of grove

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a small wood without underbrush a picnic grove
2 : a planting of fruit or nut trees


biographical name
\ ˈgrōv How to pronounce Grove (audio) \

Definition of Grove (Entry 2 of 2)

Sir George 1820–1900 English musicologist

Examples of grove in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

From the outskirts of the village, footpaths lead into the surrounding forests, where farmers have created groves of cocoa trees. Peter Whoriskey, Anchorage Daily News, "Much of the chocolate you buy starts with child labor," 6 June 2019 Correction posted July 31, 2014 The original subheading for this story misidentified which grove of sequoias the fire is nearing. The Christian Science Monitor, "Corrections," 4 Mar. 2019 The grounds also include an olive tree grove, fruit trees, a vegetable garden, an outdoor kitchen, a heated pool and a bocce court. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Wine Country Compound Aims to Set a Napa Record," 19 June 2019 After attending community design meetings, Betsy Thompson expected a shady tree grove, rolling berms for toddlers to crawl over and bench-style seating. Frederick Melo, Twin Cities, "St. Paul spends $340,000 for playground renovation, but some parents not pleased," 17 June 2019 The searchers pick through bones scattered among groves of aspen, examining what might be human. Eric Ogden, Marie Claire, "The Invisible Victims," 10 June 2019 Situated on 250 acres of land, the home boasts two cottages and five apartments with 10 bedrooms total, a pool, a private vineyard, an olive grove, a wine cellar, and majestic views of the Balearic Sea down below. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "Michael Douglas Hilariously Narrates His Own Spanish Estate's Real Estate Video," 4 June 2019 And fruit growers have been planting more and more almond groves, which require less labor, despite the fact that almonds consume large amounts of expensive water. Michael Greenberg, The New York Review of Books, "Farmworker Anxieties," 21 Feb. 2019 In a famous 1946 case, the Supreme Court ruled that strips of land in an orange grove could be considered securities. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "New SEC lawsuit could decide the fate of dozens of blockchain projects," 6 June 2019

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First Known Use of grove


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

History and Etymology for grove


Middle English, from Old English grāf

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English Language Learners Definition of grove

: a small group of trees especially : a group of trees that produce fruit or nuts


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Kids Definition of grove

: a small forest or group of planted trees

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