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  • droves — see DROVE (Cf. drove) …   Etymology dictionary

  • droves — [[t]dro͟ʊvz[/t]] N PLURAL: usu in N, in poss N, N of n (emphasis) If you say that people are going somewhere or doing something in droves, you are emphasizing that there is a very large number of them. Scientists are leaving the country in droves …   English dictionary

  • droves — drəʊv n. herd or flock; crowd or multitude …   English contemporary dictionary

  • in droves — When things happen in droves, a lot happen at the same time or very quickly …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • in droves —    When things happen in droves, a lot happen at the same time or very quickly.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • in droves — adverb In large numbers, or great crowds …   Wiktionary

  • drove — I UK [drəʊv] / US [droʊv] the past tense of drive I II UK [drəʊv] / US [droʊv] noun Word forms drove : singular drove plural droves 1) [countable] a large number of animals, especially cows 2) droves [plural] large numbers of people in droves:… …   English dictionary

  • drove — drove1 [drəuv US drouv] the past tense of ↑drive drove 2 drove2 n [: Old English; Origin: draf, from drifan to drive ] 1.) droves [plural] crowds of people in droves ▪ Tourists come in droves to see the W …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • drove — drove1 the past tense of drive1 drove drove 2 [ drouv ] noun 1. ) count a large number of animals, especially cows 2. ) droves plural large numbers of people: in droves: People came in droves to see the show …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • drove — 1 the past tense of drive 1 2 noun (C) 1 a group of animals that are being moved together: a drove of cattle 2 droves (plural) a crowd of people: in droves: Tourists come in droves to see the White House …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • drove — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English drāf, from drīfan to drive more at drive Date: before 12th century 1. a group of animals driven or moving in a body 2. a large number ; crowd usually used in plural especially with in < tourists …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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