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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Groove  \Groove\,  n.  [D.  groef,  groeve;  akin  to  E.  grove.  See 
  {Grove}.] 
  1.  A  furrow,  channel,  or  long  hollow,  such  as  may  be  formed 
  by  cutting,  molding,  grinding,  the  wearing  force  of 
  flowing  water,  or  constant  travel;  a  depressed  way  a  worn 
  path;  a  rut. 
 
  2.  Hence:  The  habitual  course  of  life,  work  or  affairs; 
  fixed  routine. 
 
  The  gregarious  trifling  of  life  in  the  social 
  groove.  --J.  Morley. 
 
  3.  [See  {Grove}.]  (Mining)  A  shaft  or  excavation.  [Prov. 
  Eng.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Groove  \Groove\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Grooved};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Groving}.] 
  To  cut  a  groove  or  channel  in  to  form  into  channels  or 
  grooves;  to  furrow. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  groove 
  n  1:  a  long  narrow  furrow  or  channel  cut  by  a  natural  process 
  (such  as  erosion)  or  by  a  tool  (as  e.g.  a  groove  in  a 
  phonograph  record) 
  2:  a  settled  and  monotonous  routine  that  is  hard  to  escape; 
  "they  fell  into  a  conversational  rut"  [syn:  {rut}] 
  3:  (anatomy)  any  furrow  or  channel  on  a  bodily  structure  or 
  part 
  v  1:  make  a  groove  in  or  provide  with  a  groove,  as  of  a  record, 
  for  example 
  2:  make  a  groove  in  [syn:  {rout},  {gouge}] 
  3:  hollow  out  in  the  form  of  a  furrow  or  groove;  "furrow  soil" 
  [syn:  {furrow},  {rut}] 




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