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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dove /ˈdʌv/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dive v. i. [imp. & p. p. Dived colloq. Dove a relic of the AS. strong forms deáf, dofen; p. pr. & vb. n. Diving.]
 1. To plunge into water head foremost; to thrust the body under, or deeply into, water or other fluid.
    It is not that pearls fetch a high price because men have dived for them.   --Whately.
 Note:The colloquial form dove is common in the United States as an imperfect tense form.
    All [the walruses] dove down with a tremendous splash.   --Dr. Hayes.
    When closely pressed it [the loon] dove . . . and left the young bird sitting in the water.   --J. Burroughs.
 2. Fig.: To plunge or to go deeply into any subject, question, business, etc.; to penetrate; to explore.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dove n.
 1. Zool. A pigeon of the genus Columba and various related genera. The species are numerous.
 Note:The domestic dove, including the varieties called fantails, tumblers, carrier pigeons, etc., was derived from the rock pigeon (Columba livia) of Europe and Asia; the turtledove of Europe, celebrated for its sweet, plaintive note, is Columba turtur or Turtur vulgaris; the ringdove, the largest of European species, is Columba palumbus; the Carolina dove, or Mourning dove, is Zenaidura macroura; the sea dove is the little auk (Mergulus alle or Alle alle). See Turtledove, Ground dove, and Rock pigeon. The dove is a symbol of peace, innocence, gentleness, and affection; also, in art and in the Scriptures, the typical symbol of the Holy Ghost.
 2. A word of endearment for one regarded as pure and gentle.
    O my dove, . . . let me hear thy voice.   --Cant. ii. 14.
 Dove tick Zool., a mite (Argas reflexus) which infests doves and other birds.
 Soiled dove, a prostitute. [Slang]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See diva
      [also: dove]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a cheap disreputable nightclub or dance hall [syn: honkytonk]
      2: a headlong plunge into water [syn: diving]
      3: a steep nose-down descent by an aircraft [syn: nose dive]
      v 1: drop steeply; "the stock market plunged" [syn: plunge, plunk]
      2: plunge into water; "I was afraid to dive from the board into
         the pool"
      3: swim under water; "the children enjoyed diving and looking
         for shells"
      [also: dove]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: any of numerous small pigeons
      2: someone who prefers negotiations to armed conflict in the
         conduct of foreign relations [syn: peacenik] [ant: hawk]
      3: a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Puppis and
         Caelum [syn: Columba]
      4: flesh of a pigeon suitable for roasting or braising; flesh
         of a dove (young squab) may be broiled [syn: squab]
      5: an emblem of peace

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See dive

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    In their wild state doves generally build their nests in the
    clefts of rocks, but when domesticated "dove-cots" are prepared
    for them (Cant. 2:14; Jer. 48:28; Isa. 60:8). The dove was
    placed on the standards of the Assyrians and Babylonians in
    honour, it is supposed, of Semiramis (Jer. 25:38; Vulg.,
    "fierceness of the dove;" comp. Jer. 46:16; 50:16). Doves and
    turtle-doves were the only birds that could be offered in
    sacrifice, as they were clean according to the Mosaic law (Ge.
    15:9; Lev. 5:7; 12:6; Luke 2:24). The dove was the harbinger of
    peace to Noah (Gen. 8:8, 10). It is often mentioned as the
    emblem of purity (Ps. 68:13). It is a symbol of the Holy Spirit
    (Gen. 1:2; Matt. 3:16; Mark 1:10; Luke 3:22; John 1:32); also of
    tender and devoted affection (Cant. 1:15; 2:14). David in his
    distress wished that he had the wings of a dove, that he might
    fly away and be at rest (Ps. 55:6-8). There is a species of dove
    found at Damascus "whose feathers, all except the wings, are
    literally as yellow as gold" (68:13).