2. [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.
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
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a small growth of trees without underbrush
2: garden consisting of a small cultivated wood without
undergrowth [syn: grove, woodlet, orchard,
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:
(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.