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

 drove /ˈdrov/
 (vbl.)駕駛,drive的過去式畜群

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Drove, n.
 1. A collection of cattle driven, or cattle collected for driving; a number of animals, as oxen, sheep, or swine, driven in a body.
 2. Any collection of irrational animals, moving or driving forward; as, a finny drove.
 3. A crowd of people in motion.
    Where droves, as at a city gate, may pass.   --Dryden.
 4. A road for driving cattle; a driftway. [Eng.]
 5. Agric. A narrow drain or channel used in the irrigation of land.
 6. Masonry (a) A broad chisel used to bring stone to a nearly smooth surface; -- called also drove chisel. (b) The grooved surface of stone finished by the drove chisel; -- called also drove work.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Drove imp. of Drive.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Drove v. t. & i.  [imp. & p. p. Droved p. pr. & vb. n. Droving ]
 1.  To drive, as cattle or sheep, esp. on long journeys; to follow the occupation of a drover.
    He's droving now with Conroy's sheep along the Castlereagh.    --Paterson.
 2.  To finish, as stone, with a drove or drove chisel.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Drive v. t. [imp. Drove formerly Drave (drāv); p. p. Driven p. pr. & vb. n. Driving.]
 1. To impel or urge onward by force in a direction away from one, or along before one; to push forward; to compel to move on; to communicate motion to; as, to drive cattle; to drive a nail; smoke drives persons from a room.
    A storm came on and drove them into Pylos.   --Jowett (Thucyd. ).
    Shield pressed on shield, and man drove man along.   --Pope.
    Go drive the deer and drag the finny prey.   --Pope.
 2. To urge on and direct the motions of, as the beasts which draw a vehicle, or the vehicle borne by them; hence, also, to take in a carriage; to convey in a vehicle drawn by beasts; as, to drive a pair of horses or a stage; to drive a person to his own door.
    How . . . proud he was to drive such a brother!   --Thackeray.
 3. To urge, impel, or hurry forward; to force; to constrain; to urge, press, or bring to a point or state; as, to drive a person by necessity, by persuasion, by force of circumstances, by argument, and the like. Enough to drive one mad.”
    He, driven to dismount, threatened, if I did not do the like, to do as much for my horse as fortune had done for his.   --Sir P. Sidney.
 4. To carry or; to keep in motion; to conduct; to prosecute. [Now used only colloquially.]
    The trade of life can not be driven without partners.   --Collier.
 5. To clear, by forcing away what is contained.
    To drive the country, force the swains away.   --Dryden.
 6. Mining To dig Horizontally; to cut a horizontal gallery or tunnel.
 7. To pass away; -- said of time. [Obs.]
 8. Specif., in various games, as tennis, baseball, etc., to propel (the ball) swiftly by a direct stroke or forcible throw.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 drive
      n 1: the act of applying force to propel something; "after
           reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off"
           [syn: thrust, driving force]
      2: a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a
         machine; "a variable speed drive permitted operation
         through a range of speeds"
      3: a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward
         a particular end; "he supported populist campaigns"; "they
         worked in the cause of world peace"; "the team was ready
         for a drive toward the pennant"; "the movement to end
         slavery"; "contributed to the war effort" [syn: campaign,
          cause, crusade, movement, effort]
      4: a road leading up to a private house; "they parked in the
         driveway" [syn: driveway, private road]
      5: the trait of being highly motivated; "his drive and energy
         exhausted his co-workers"
      6: hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver; "he sliced
         his drive out of bounds" [syn: driving]
      7: the act of driving a herd of animals overland
      8: a journey in a vehicle driven by someone else; "he took the
         family for a drive in his new car" [syn: ride]
      9: a physiological state corresponding to a strong need or
         desire
      10: (computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads
          data from a storage medium
      11: a wide scenic road planted with trees; "the riverside drive
          offers many exciting scenic views" [syn: parkway]
      12: (sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash)
      v 1: operate or control a vehicle; "drive a car or bus"; "Can you
           drive this four-wheel truck?"
      2: travel or be transported in a vehicle; "We drove to the
         university every morning"; "They motored to London for the
         theater" [syn: motor]
      3: cause someone or something to move by driving; "She drove me
         to school every day"; "We drove the car to the garage"
      4: force into or from an action or state, either physically or
         metaphorically; "She rammed her mind into focus"; "He
         drives me mad" [syn: force, ram]
      5: to compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive
         pressure on, or motivate strongly; "She is driven by her
         passion"
      6: cause to move back by force or influence; "repel the enemy";
         "push back the urge to smoke"; "beat back the invaders"
         [syn: repel, repulse, force back, push back, beat
         back] [ant: attract]
      7: compel somebody to do something, often against his own will
         or judgment; "She finally drove him to change jobs"
      8: push, propel, or press with force; "Drive a nail into the
         wall"
      9: cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force;
         "drive the ball far out into the field"
      10: strive and make an effort to reach a goal; "She tugged for
          years to make a decent living"; "We have to push a little
          to make the deadline!"; "She is driving away at her
          doctoral thesis" [syn: tug, labor, labour, push]
      11: move into a desired direction of discourse; "What are you
          driving at?" [syn: get, aim]
      12: have certain properties when driven; "This car rides
          smoothly"; "My new truck drives well" [syn: ride]
      13: work as a driver; "He drives a bread truck"; "She drives for
          the taxi company in Newark"
      14: move by being propelled by a force; "The car drove around
          the corner"
      15: urge forward; "drive the cows into the barn"
      16: proceed along in a vehicle; "We drive the turnpike to work"
          [syn: take]
      17: strike with a driver, as in teeing off; "drive a golfball"
      18: hit very hard and straight with the bat swinging more or
          less vertically; "drive a ball"
      19: excavate horizontally; "drive a tunnel"
      20: cause to function by supplying the force or power for or by
          controlling; "The amplifier drives the tube"; "steam
          drives the engines"; "this device drives the disks for
          the computer"
      21: hunting: search for game; "drive the forest"
      22: hunting: chase from cover into more open ground; "drive the
          game"
      [also: drove, driven]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 drove
      n 1: a group of animals (a herd or flock) moving together
      2: a moving crowd [syn: horde, swarm]
      3: a stonemason's chisel with a broad edge for dressing stone
         [syn: drove chisel]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 drove
      See drive