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drove


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drove  \Drove\,  v.  t.  &  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Droved};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Droving}.]  [Cf.  {Drove},  n.,  and  {Drover}.] 
  1.  To  drive,  as  cattle  or  sheep,  esp.  on  long  journeys;  to 
  follow  the  occupation  of  a  drover. 
 
  He's  droving  now  with  Conroy's  sheep  along  the 
  Castlereagh  --Paterson. 
 
  2.  To  finish,  as  stone,  with  a  drove  or  drove  chisel. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drive  \Drive\  (dr[imac]v),  v.  t.  [imp.  {Drove}  (dr[=o]v), 
  formerly  {Drave}  (dr[=a]v);  p.  p.  {Driven}  (dr[i^]v'n);  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Driving}.]  [AS.  dr[=i]fan;  akin  to  OS 
  dr[=i]ban,  D.  drijven,  OHG.  tr[=i]ban,  G.  treiben  Icel. 
  dr[=i]fa,  Goth.  dreiban  Cf  {Drift},  {Drove}.] 
  1.  To  impel  or  urge  onward  by  force  in  a  direction  away  from 
  one  or  along  before  one  to  push  forward;  to  compel  to 
  move  on  to  communicate  motion  to  as  to  drive  cattle;  to 
  drive  a  nail;  smoke  drives  persons  from  a  room 
 
  A  storm  came  on  and  drove  them  into  Pylos.  --Jowett 
  (Thucyd.  ). 
 
  Shield  pressed  on  shield,  and  man  drove  man  along 
  --Pope. 
 
  Go  drive  the  deer  and  drag  the  finny  prey.  --Pope. 
 
  2.  To  urge  on  and  direct  the  motions  of  as  the  beasts  which 
  draw  a  vehicle,  or  the  vehicle  borne  by  them  hence  also 
  to  take  in  a  carriage;  to  convey  in  a  vehicle  drawn  by 
  beasts;  as  to  drive  a  pair  of  horses  or  a  stage;  to  drive 
  a  person  to  his  own  door. 
 
  How  .  .  .  proud  he  was  to  drive  such  a  brother! 
  --Thackeray. 
 
  3.  To  urge,  impel,  or  hurry  forward;  to  force;  to  constrain; 
  to  urge,  press,  or  bring  to  a  point  or  state;  as  to  drive 
  a  person  by  necessity,  by  persuasion,  by  force  of 
  circumstances,  by  argument,  and  the  like  ``  Enough  to 
  drive  one  mad.''  --Tennyson. 
 
  He  driven  to  dismount,  threatened,  if  I  did  not  do 
  the  like  to  do  as  much  for  my  horse  as  fortune  had 
  done  for  his  --Sir  P. 
  Sidney. 
 
  4.  To  carry  or  to  keep  in  motion;  to  conduct;  to  prosecute. 
  [Now  used  only  colloquially.]  --Bacon. 
 
  The  trade  of  life  can  not  be  driven  without 
  partners.  --Collier. 
 
  5.  To  clear,  by  forcing  away  what  is  contained. 
 
  To  drive  the  country,  force  the  swains  away 
  --Dryden. 
 
  6.  (Mining)  To  dig  Horizontally;  to  cut  a  horizontal  gallery 
  or  tunnel.  --Tomlinson. 
 
  7.  To  pass  away  --  said  of  time.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  Note:  Drive,  in  all  its  senses  implies  forcible  or  violent 
  action  It  is  the  reverse  of  to  lead.  To  drive  a  body 
  is  to  move  it  by  applying  a  force  behind;  to  lead  is  to 
  cause  to  move  by  applying  the  force  before  or  in 
  front.  It  takes  a  variety  of  meanings,  according  to  the 
  objects  by  which  it  is  followed;  as  to  drive  an 
  engine,  to  direct  and  regulate  its  motions;  to  drive 
  logs,  to  keep  them  in  the  current  of  a  river  and  direct 
  them  in  their  course;  to  drive  feathers  or  down  to 
  place  them  in  a  machine,  which  by  a  current  of  air, 
  drives  off  the  lightest  to  one  end  and  collects  them 
  by  themselves.  ``My  thrice-driven  bed  of  down.'' 
  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drove  \Drove\,  imp. 
  of  {Drive}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drove  \Drove\,  n.  [AS.  dr[=a]f,  fr  dr[=i]fan  to  drive.  See 
  {Drive}.] 
  1.  A  collection  of  cattle  driven,  or  cattle  collected  for 
  driving;  a  number  of  animals,  as  oxen,  sheep,  or  swine, 
  driven  in  a  body. 
 
  2.  Any  collection  of  irrational  animals,  moving  or  driving 
  forward;  as  a  finny  drove.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  A  crowd  of  people  in  motion. 
 
  Where  droves,  as  at  a  city  gate,  may  pass.  --Dryden. 
 
  4.  A  road  for  driving  cattle;  a  driftway.  [Eng.] 
 
  5.  (Agric.)  A  narrow  drain  or  channel  used  in  the  irrigation 
  of  land.  --Simmonds. 
 
  6.  (Masonry) 
  a  A  broad  chisel  used  to  bring  stone  to  a  nearly  smooth 
  surface;  --  called  also  {drove  chisel}. 
  b  The  grooved  surface  of  stone  finished  by  the  drove 
  chisel;  --  called  also  {drove  work}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  drove 
  n  1:  a  group  of  animals  (a  herd  or  flock)  moving  together 
  2:  a  moving  crowd  [syn:  {horde},  {swarm}] 
  3:  a  chisel  with  a  broad  edge  for  dressing  stone  [syn:  {drove 
  chisel}] 




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