Definition of dove noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//dʌv//
    ; NAmE NAmE//dʌv//
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  1. 1 a bird of the pigeon family. The white dove is often used as a symbol of peace. A dove cooed softly. He wore a dove-grey suit. see also turtle dove See related entries: Birds
  2. 2a person, especially a politician, who prefers peace and discussion to war opposite hawk
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old Norse dúfa.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: dove