Drove

Definition of Drove

imp.1.of Drive.
n.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.
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.
5.(Agric.) A narrow drain or channel used in the irrigation of land.
6.(Masonry) A broad chisel used to bring stone to a nearly smooth surface; - called also drove chisel.
v. t. & i.1.To drive, as cattle or sheep, esp. on long journeys; to follow the occupation of a drover.
[imp. & p. p. Droved ; p. pr. & vb. n. Droving .]
He's droving now with Conroy's sheep along the Castlereagh.
- Paterson.
2.To finish, as stone, with a drove or drove chisel.

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