KJV Dictionary Definition: drove


DROVE, pret. of drive.


1. A collection of cattle driven; a number of animals, as oxen, sheep or swine, driven in a body. We speak of a herd of cattle, and a flock of sheep, when a number is collected; but properly a drove is a herd or flock driven. It is applicable to any species of brutes. Hence,

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.

4. A road for driving cattle. English.