Free Dictionary

Free Dictionary

Home ×
Link Link Link Link

Search Result for "grove": 
Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a small growth of trees without underbrush;

2. garden consisting of a small cultivated wood without undergrowth;
[syn: grove, woodlet, orchard, plantation]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Grove \Grove\ (gr[=o]v), n. [AS. graf, fr. grafan to dig. The original sense seems to have been a lane cut through trees. See Grave, v., and cf. Groove.] A smaller group of trees than a forest, and without underwood, planted, or growing naturally as if arranged by art; a wood of small extent. [1913 Webster] Note: The Hebrew word Asherah, rendered grove in the Authorized Version of the Bible, is left untranslated in the Revised Version. Almost all modern interpreters agree that by Asherah an idol or image of some kind is intended. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

grove n 1: a small growth of trees without underbrush 2: garden consisting of a small cultivated wood without undergrowth [syn: grove, woodlet, orchard, plantation]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

50 Moby Thesaurus words for "grove": batch, bocage, bosk, bottom, bottom glade, bottoms, bunch, clump, cluster, coppice, copse, crop, dale, dell, dingle, gap, gill, glen, group, grouping, groupment, hassock, holt, hurst, intervale, knot, lot, lunar rill, mess, orchard, pass, ravine, shaw, shock, slew, spinney, stook, strath, thicket, tope, trench, trough, tuft, tussock, vale, valley, wadi, wisp, wood lot, woodlet
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Grove (1.) Heb. 'asherah, properly a wooden image, or a pillar representing Ashtoreth, a sensual Canaanitish goddess, probably usually set up in a grove (2 Kings 21:7; 23:4). In the Revised Version the word "Asherah" (q.v.) is introduced as a proper noun, the name of the wooden symbol of a goddess, with the plurals Asherim (Ex. 34:13) and Asheroth (Judg. 3:13). The LXX. have rendered _asherah_ in 2 Chr. 15:16 by "Astarte." The Vulgate has done this also in Judg. 3:7. (2.) Heb. 'eshel (Gen. 21:33). In 1 Sam. 22:6 and 31:13 the Authorized Version renders this word by "tree." In all these passages the Revised Version renders by "tamarisk tree." It has been identified with the Tamariscus orientalis, five species of which are found in Palestine. (3.) The Heb. word 'elon, uniformly rendered in the Authorized Version by "plain," properly signifies a grove or plantation. In the Revised Version it is rendered, pl., "oaks" (Gen. 13:18; 14:13; 18:1; 12:6; Deut. 11:30; Josh. 19:33). In the earliest times groves are mentioned in connection with religious worship. The heathen consecrated groves to particular gods, and for this reason they were forbidden to the Jews (Jer. 17:3; Ezek. 20:28).
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Grove, OK -- U.S. city in Oklahoma Population (2000): 5131 Housing Units (2000): 2807 Land area (2000): 9.014379 sq. miles (23.347133 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.054273 sq. miles (0.140566 sq. km) Total area (2000): 9.068652 sq. miles (23.487699 sq. km) FIPS code: 31600 Located within: Oklahoma (OK), FIPS 40 Location: 36.588611 N, 94.783110 W ZIP Codes (1990): 74344 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Grove, OK Grove