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grove

Overview

This page has 15 definitions of grove with English translations in 4 languages. Grove is a noun, verb and adjective. Also define these 12 related words and terms: forest, orchard, fruit tree, Wicca, lodge, cultivate, forestry, plough, gouge, grov, grof, and grove.

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English

A grove

Etymology

From Middle English grove, grave, from Old English grāf, grāfa (grove; copse), from Proto-West Germanic *graib, *graibō (branch, group of branches, thicket), from Proto-Germanic *graibaz, *graibô (branch, fork), which could be related to *grabaną (to dig).[1]

Related to Old English grǣf, grǣfe (brushwood; thicket; copse), Old English grǣfa (thicket), dialectal Norwegian greive (ram with splayed horns), dialectal Norwegian greivlar (ramifications of an antler), dialectal Norwegian grivla (to branch, branch out), Old Norse grein (twig, branch, limb). More at greave.

Pronunciation

Noun

grove (plural groves)

  1. A small forest.
    • 1936, Rollo Ahmed, The Black Art, London: Long, page 160:
      Religious sodomy was practised by male prostitutes in the Hebrew temple groves, which was one of the abominations of Israel that Josiah cleared away.
  2. An orchard of fruit trees.
  3. (Druidism, Wicca) A place of worship.
    • Wicca definition
      A neopagan religion that was first popularized by books written in 1949, 1954, and 1959 by Englishman Gerald Gardner, involving the worship of a horned male god and a moon goddess, the observance of eight Sabbats, and the performance of various rituals.
  4. A lodge of the Ancient Order of Druids.

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Verb

grove (third-person singular simple present groves, present participle groving, simple past and past participle groved)

  1. To cultivate in groves; to grow naturally so as to form groves.
    • 1841, R, Sapp, Orchard Lake, in L. L. Hamline (editor), The Ladies Repository, Volume 1, page 165,
      It is called "Orchard Lake," from the fact, that near the centre is an island embracing an area of about fifty acres of land, well groved with different kinds of shrubbery; and near the centre of this island stand a number of aged apple-trees, planted, perhaps, a century since by the hand of some Indian.
    • 1822, Robert Chapman, The Topographical Picture of Glasgow in its Ancient and Modern State, 3rd Edition, page 195,
      The trees and shrubs are not arranged after any particular system, but are scattered or groved together in various parts of the garden.
    • 1984, Queensland Botany Bulletin, Issue 3, Department of Primary Industries, page 82,
      Virtually recognizable groving occurs in some A. aneura associations in the west. Further east some diffuse groving may occur, but is difficult to recognize without the benefit of aerial photographs.
  2. (forestry, of trees) To cultivate with periodic harvesting that also serves to create order (gaps and lines of trees) to facilitate further harvesting.
    • 1842 February 5, The Gardeners Chronicle, page 86,
      In Herefordshire, especially on the northern and eastern sides, Oak timber abounds; and in many of the woods it is usual to have felling at periods varying from sixteen to twenty years; the straightest and handsomest are left for timber, or, as it is called, groved; and they are from time to time thinned, and a regular distance kept between them. The effect produced on these groved trees is, that from being exposed to air and sun, the rapidity of their growth is increased in bulk, height, and quality; and in sixty or eighty years they become valuable timber.
  3. To plough or gouge with lines.
    • 1823, Instinct, in "Sholto and Reuben Percy" (Thomas Byerley), The Percy Anecdotes: Original and Select, Volume 9: Instinct—Ingenuity, page 138,
      Very frequently, however, to shorten the distance to the upper nurseries, where they[the ants] have to take the eggs, they project an arch of about ten inches in length, and half an inch in breadth, groved or worked into steps, on its upper surface, to allow of a more easy passage.
    • 1841, New York State Assembly, Documents of the Assembly of the State of New York, Volume 2, page 14,
      The floor of first story and piazza to be laid with Georgia pine, in narrow courses planed, groved and tongued, and laid in the best manner.
    • Plough definition
      A device pulled through the ground in order to break it open into furrows for planting. (1 of 7 plough definitions)

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References

  1. ^ Puppel, S. (2010). Language History and Linguistic Modelling: A Festschrift for Jacek Fisiak on His 60th Birthday. Germany: De Gruyter., p. 134-135

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Danish

Adjective

grove

  1. definite of grov
  2. plural of grov

Dutch

Pronunciation

Adjective

grove

  1. Inflected form of grof

Middle English

Alternative forms

Etymology

Inherited from Old English grāf, grāfa.

Pronunciation

  • (Early ME) IPA(key): /ˈɡrɑːv(ə)/
  • IPA(key): /ˈɡrɔːv(ə)/

Noun

grove (plural groves)

  1. grove (small forest)

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Norwegian Bokmål

Adjective

grove

  1. definite singular of grov
  2. plural of grov

Norwegian Nynorsk

Adjective

grove

  1. definite singular of grov
  2. plural of grov