Noun(1) a group of animals (a herd or flock(2) a moving crowd(3) a stonemason's chisel with a broad edge for dressing stone
Verb(1) operate or control a vehicle(2) travel or be transported in a vehicle(3) cause someone or something to move by driving(4) force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically(5) to compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly(6) cause to move back by force or influence(7) compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment(8) push, propel, or press with force(9) cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force(10) strive and make an effort to reach a goal(11) move into a desired direction of discourse(12) have certain properties when driven(13) work as a driver(14) move by being propelled by a force(15) urge forward(16) proceed along in a vehicle
(1) a drove of cattle(2) I am sure the people of York will turn out in droves to see some great rugby, of both 13-a-side and of nine-a-side.(3) In all seasons, droves of cattle, sheep, hogs, geese, turkeys and other livestock shared the busy road with wagons loaded with grain, barreled beef and pork.(4) As it turns out, one-time fans stayed away in droves because, quite frankly, they were embarrassed to admit they liked these bands in the first place.(5) But just who are these Turnbull loving millionaires and why have they come out in droves ?(6) The crown's administrative staff and the army's families began arriving in droves , taking the arduous sailing route around the Cape of Good Hope.(7) He listened to bush mothers and stockmen, drovers and graziers, troops going into and returning from battle, committees, councils, prime ministers, popes and royalty.(8) In the end, both crowds stayed away in droves and it's a pity.(9) It seems similarly unwise to assume that the army will defect in droves or that the population will rise to welcome the invaders, especially if they have no idea of what might follow an invasion.(10) Once the buyers, predominantly English farmers, had bought their herds the common practice was to hire some local drovers to drive the cattle south into England.(11) We have nearly worn a hole in the road attending the last named venue in light of the continuing absence in Craven of athletics facilities and now residents from Craven are going in droves to the swimming pools at Colne and Barnoldswick.(12) Droves of cattle are, however, apt to be troublesome to the owners and tenants of the grounds through or near which they pass.(13) It wasn't long, though, before customers were turning away from the personal service of their local butcher, baker and grocer in droves , embracing the low prices and variety on offer at the supermarkets.(14) Originally a shelter for drovers herding their animals through the Ochil Hills, the Bein Inn, which dates from 1861, nestles in the wooded slops of Glen Farg.(15) Although there was a full house for the much-praised opening ceremony in Athens on Friday night, spectators have stayed away in droves in the first four days of competition.(16) Today the temples are a major tourist attraction, well worth the grinding bus trip from Agra or Gwalior, and the curious arrive in droves from all over the world to gawp and snigger at this unyielding display of raunchiness.