Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

The Word of the Year is...

Jove

[johv] /dʒoʊv/
noun
1.
Jupiter (def 1).
2.
Archaic. the planet Jupiter.
Idioms
3.
by Jove!, (an exclamation used to emphasize an accompanying remark or to express surprise, approval, etc.):
It was a good fight, by Jove!
Origin of Jove
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English < Latin Jov- (oblique stem of compound nominative Juppiter father Jove), akin. to deus god; cognate with Greek Zeús (genitive Diós) Zeus
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for joves
Historical Examples
British Dictionary definitions for joves

Jove

/dʒəʊv/
noun
1.
another name for Jupiter1
2.
by Jove, an exclamation of surprise or excitement
Word Origin
C14: from Old Latin Jovis Jupiter
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for joves

Jove

Roman god of the bright sky, late 14c., from Latin Iovis, from PIE *dyeu- "to shine," with derivatives referring to the sky, heavens, a god (see diurnal, and cf. Zeus). In classical Latin, the compound Iuppiter replaced Old Latin Iovis as the god's name.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Jove

Many English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for joves

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for joves