Origin of grooved
verb (used with object), grooved, groov·ing.
- to appreciate and enjoy.
- to please immensely.
verb (used without object), grooved, groov·ing.
- to take great pleasure; enjoy oneself: He was grooving on the music.
- to get along or interact well.
Origin of groove
Synonyms for groove
Related Words for groovedchiseled, sculpted, precise, businesslike, efficient, scrupulous, meticulous, deliberate, orderly, painstaking, systematic, analytical, careful, structured, disciplined, addicted, authorize, advocate, okay
Examples from the Web for grooved
Historical Examples of grooved
Then they put a handle on the grooved stone and fastened it with rawhide.
This was grooved in such a way as to make it seem like two separate teeth.Old-Time Makers of Medicine
James J. Walsh
It looked hollow, grooved back for a distance from the point.Cat and Mouse
These boards are grooved on both sides and placed on the stairs.
We have found pieces of grooved sandstone that the later Cave-men used.The Later Cave-Men
Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
- jazzplaying well and apparently effortlessly, with a good beat, etc
Word Origin for groove
c.1400, "cave, mine, pit" (late 13c. in place names), from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse grod "pit," or from Middle Dutch groeve "furrow, ditch," both from Proto-Germanic *grobo (cf. Old Norse grof "brook, river bed," Old High German gruoba "ditch," Gothic groba "pit, cave," Old English græf "ditch"), related to grave (n.). Sense of "long, narrow channel or furrow" is 1650s. Meaning "spiral cut in a phonograph record" is from 1902. Figurative sense of "routine" is from 1842, often deprecatory at first, "a rut."
1680s, "make a groove," from groove (n.). Slang sense is from late 1930s. Related: Grooved; grooving.
see in the groove.