Words nearby dove
Origin of dove1
OTHER WORDS FROM dovedove·like, dov·ish, adjectivedov·ish·ness, noun
Definition for dove (2 of 4)
Definition for dove (3 of 4)
Definition for dove (4 of 4)
verb (used without object), dived or dove, dived, div·ing.
verb (used with object), dived or dove, dived, div·ing.
Origin of dive
OTHER WORDS FROM divepost·dive, adjectivepre·dive, adjectiveun·der·dive, nounun·der·dive, verb (used without object), un·der·dived or un·der·dove, un·der·dived, un·der·div·ing.
usage note for dive
Examples from the Web for dove
Beginning in 1988, he also dove into making art using a fax machine.
De Merode slipped from his seat and dove toward the roadside and into the forest.A Belgian Prince, Gorillas, Guerrillas & the Future of the Congo|Nina Strochlic|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He caught both the ball and a bleacher to the face as he dove into the stands.
You'd been drunk for hours, but you dove off a double-decker lake boat and came up gracefully for air.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq|Nathan Bradley Bethea|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Improper burial, Dove says, could mean that harmful bacteria are leeching into the waterways.Aporkalypse Now: Pig-Killing Virus Could Mean the End of Bacon|Carrie Arnold|August 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Only the cuckoo of our common birds builds so flimsy a nest as the dove's adored darling.Birds Every Child Should Know|Neltje Blanchan
It was a daring dash, and he dove to the bag with a long slide, but the decision was against him.The Young Pitcher|Zane Grey
An excellent winding up of the trick would be the production of a dove from breast pocket.Magic|Ellis Stanyon
After "setting the hook" securely, Carol and Bill donned swim suits, dove overboard and swam lazily the 300 yards in to shore.The Day of the Dog|Anderson Horne
And Ephraim is become as a dove that is decoyed, not having a heart: they called upon Egypt, they went to the Assyrians.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
British Dictionary definitions for dove (1 of 4)
- a greyish-brown colour
- (as adjective)dove walls