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



BrE BrE//drəʊv//
; NAmE NAmE//droʊv//
[usually plural] Groups of animals
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a large number of people or animals, often moving or doing something as a group droves of tourists People were leaving the countryside in droves to look for work in the cities. The gallery had its busiest day ever, as droves of people poured into its new premises by the docks. Tourists started arriving in their droves. see also drive See related entries: Groups of animals Word OriginOld English drāf, related to drīfan ‘to drive’.
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