Meaning of “drove” in the English Dictionary

"drove" in English

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uk /drəʊv/ us /droʊv/

drovenoun [ C ]

uk /drəʊv/ us /droʊv/

mainly UK a large group of animals, especially cattle or sheep, moving from one place to another

droves [ plural ]

a large group, especially of people, moving towards a place:

Every summer droves of sightseers crowd the city.
Fans came in droves to see her concerts.

droveverb [ T ]

uk /drəʊv/ us /droʊv/ drove UK specialized

(Definition of “drove” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"drove" in American English

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us /droʊv/

past simple of drive

(Definition of “drove” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)