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NOUN (3)

1. a group of animals (a herd or flock) moving together;

2. a moving crowd;
[syn: drove, horde, swarm]

3. a stonemason's chisel with a broad edge for dressing stone;
[syn: drove, drove chisel]

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6 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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[imac]fan; akin to OS. dr[imac]ban, D. drijven, OHG. tr[imac]ban, G. treiben, Icel. dr[imac]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. [1913 Webster] A storm came on and drove them into Pylos. --Jowett (Thucyd. ). [1913 Webster] Shield pressed on shield, and man drove man along. --Pope. [1913 Webster] Go drive the deer and drag the finny prey. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] How . . . proud he was to drive such a brother! --Thackeray. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 4. To carry or; to keep in motion; to conduct; to prosecute. [Now used only colloquially.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster] The trade of life can not be driven without partners. --Collier. [1913 Webster] 5. To clear, by forcing away what is contained. [1913 Webster] To drive the country, force the swains away. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 6. (Mining) To dig Horizontally; to cut a horizontal gallery or tunnel. --Tomlinson. [1913 Webster] 7. To pass away; -- said of time. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 8. Specif., in various games, as tennis, baseball, etc., to propel (the ball) swiftly by a direct stroke or forcible throw. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 9. to operate (a vehicle) while it is on motion, by manipulating the controls, such as the steering, propulsion, and braking mechanisms. [PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. To finish, as stone, with a drove or drove chisel. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Drove \Drove\, n. [AS. dr[=a]f, fr. dr[imac]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. [1913 Webster] 2. Any collection of irrational animals, moving or driving forward; as, a finny drove. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. A crowd of people in motion. [1913 Webster] Where droves, as at a city gate, may pass. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 4. A road for driving cattle; a driftway. [Eng.] [1913 Webster] 5. (Agric.) A narrow drain or channel used in the irrigation of land. --Simmonds. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Drove \Drove\, imp. of Drive. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

drove n 1: a group of animals (a herd or flock) moving together 2: a moving crowd [syn: drove, horde, swarm] 3: a stonemason's chisel with a broad edge for dressing stone [syn: drove, drove chisel]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

41 Moby Thesaurus words for "drove": army, bunch, cage, colony, corral, crush, drift, drive, flock, gam, gang, goad, herd, horde, host, kennel, lash, litter, multitude, pack, pod, press, prick, pride, punch cattle, push, ride herd on, round up, run, school, shepherd, shoal, skulk, sloth, spur, squash, throng, trip, troop, whip, wrangle