Words nearby drove
Definition for drove (2 of 3)
verb (used with or without object), droved, drov·ing.
Origin of drove2
Definition for drove (3 of 3)
verb (used with object), drove [drohv] /droʊv/ or (Archaic) drave [dreyv] /dreɪv/, driv·en [driv-uhn] /ˈdrɪv ən/, driv·ing.
- to cause the advance of (a base runner) by a base hit or sacrifice fly: He drove him home with a scratch single.
- to cause (a run) to be scored by a base hit or sacrifice fly: He drove in two runs.
- to hit or propel (a ball, puck, shuttlecock, etc.) very hard.
- to kick (a ball) with much force.
- to chase (game).
- to search (a district) for game.
verb (used without object), drove [drohv] /droʊv/ or (Archaic) drave [dreyv] /dreɪv/, driv·en [driv-uhn] /ˈdrɪv ən/, driv·ing.
- an act or instance of driving a ball, puck, shuttlecock, or the like.
- the flight of such a ball, puck, shuttlecock, or the like, that has been driven with much force.
Origin of drive
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Example sentences from the Web for drove
As he drove me back to the logging road, Frank told me about the area in his deep voice.
So I drove around the corner to the trailhead of the logging road that led back to the crash site.
We drove back down the hill, and the driver let me out near the Prado.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind|Brin-Jonathan Butler|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then the two hopped in a car and “drove around Chicago like lunatics,” Wald remembered.How Richard Pryor Beat Bill Cosby and Transformed America|David Yaffe, Scott Saul|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I ordered two chicken dinners and drove back around the lot to where the kid was sitting.The Stacks: A Chicken Dinner That Mends Your Heart|Pete Dexter|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Clement would only be doing what is right if he drove me away.Fifty Contemporary One-Act Plays|Various
As he drove rapidly into town Gaston's thoughts were anything but pleasant.Madame Midas|Fergus Hume
When the sun told how insolent he was, Alexander turned on him and drove him out of the house.Rumanian Bird and Beast Stories|Anonymous
Your character delighted me, even when you drove me to despair.Captain Fracasse|Theophile Gautier
They broke her walls, they threw down her houses, they drove out her people.Buried Cities: Pompeii, Olympia, Mycenae|Jennie Hall
British Dictionary definitions for drove (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for drove (2 of 3)
- (tr) to drive (a group of livestock), usually for a considerable distance
- (intr) to be employed as a drover
Word Origin for drove
British Dictionary definitions for drove (3 of 3)
verb drives, driving, drove (drəʊv) or driven (ˈdrɪvən)
- to chase (game) from cover into more open ground
- to search (an area) for game
- to cause to penetrate to the fullest extent
- to make clear by special emphasis
- a road for vehicles, esp a private road leading to a house
- (capital when part of a street name)Woodland Drive
- the means by which force, torque, motion, or power is transmitted in a mechanismfluid drive
- (as modifier)a drive shaft