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Dove

 (dŭv)
n.

dove 1

 (dŭv)
n.
1. Any of various widely distributed birds of the family Columbidae, which includes the pigeons, having a small head and a characteristic cooing call.
2. A gentle, innocent person.
3. A person who advocates peace, conciliation, or negotiation in preference to confrontation or armed conflict.

[Middle English douve, from Old English *dūfe.]

dov′ish adj.
dov′ish·ness n.

dove 2

 (dōv)
v.
A past tense of dive1. See Usage Note at dive1.

dove

(dʌv)
n
1. (Animals) any of various birds of the family Columbidae, having a heavy body, small head, short legs, and long pointed wings: order Columbiformes. They are typically smaller than pigeons.
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) politics a person opposed to war. Compare hawk13
3. a gentle or innocent person: used as a term of endearment
4. (Colours)
a. a greyish-brown colour
b. (as adjective): dove walls.
[Old English dūfe (unattested except as a feminine proper name); related to Old Saxon dūbva, Old High German tūba]
ˈdoveˌlike adj
ˈdovish, ˈdoveish adj

dove

(dəʊv)
vb
chiefly US a past tense of dive

Dove

(dʌv)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) the Dove Christianity a manifestation of the Holy Spirit (John 1:32)

dove1

(dʌv)

n.
1. any bird of the family Columbidae, esp. the smaller species with pointed tails. Compare pigeon (def. 1).
2. a pure white member of this species, used as a symbol of innocence, gentleness, and peace.
3. (cap.) a symbol for the Holy Ghost.
4. a person who advocates peace or a conciliatory national attitude.
5. an innocent or gentle person.
6. a warm gray color.
[1150–1200; Middle English; Old English dūfe- (in dūfedoppa pelican)]
dove′like`, dov′ish, adj.
dov′ish•ness, n.

dove2

(doʊv)

v.
a pt. of dive.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dove - any of numerous small pigeonsdove - any of numerous small pigeons  
pigeon - wild and domesticated birds having a heavy body and short legs
turtledove - any of several Old World wild doves
mourning dove, Zenaidura macroura - wild dove of the United States having a mournful call
2.dove - someone who prefers negotiations to armed conflict in the conduct of foreign relationsdove - someone who prefers negotiations to armed conflict in the conduct of foreign relations
disarmer, pacificist, pacifist - someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes
war hawk, hawk - an advocate of an aggressive policy on foreign relations
3.Dove - a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Puppis and Caelum
4.dove - flesh of a pigeon suitable for roasting or braisingdove - flesh of a pigeon suitable for roasting or braising; flesh of a dove (young squab) may be broiled
domestic pigeon - domesticated pigeon raised for sport or food
poultry - flesh of chickens or turkeys or ducks or geese raised for food
5.dove - an emblem of peace
allegory, emblem - a visible symbol representing an abstract idea

dove

noun
Related words
adjective columbine
collective nouns dule, flight
Translations
حَمامَهيـَمَامَة
holubholubice
due
tuvi
kyyhkykyyhkynenpulu
golubgolubicagrlica
galamb
dúfa
ハト
비둘기
balandis
balodis
porumbel
golobgolobica
duva
นกพิราบ
голуб
chim bồ câu

dove

1 [dʌv] N (Orn) → paloma f (Pol) (= person opposed to war) → pacifista mf

dove

[ˈdʌv] n
(= bird) → colombe f
(politically)colombe f

dove

:
dove-coloured, (US) dove-colored
adjtaubenblau
dovecot(e)
nTaubenschlag m
dove-grey
adjtaubengrau

dove

1
n (lit, fig)Taube f

dove

[dʌv] ncolombo/a (fig) (Pol) → colomba
collared dove → colombo/a dal collare

dove

(dav) noun
a kind of pigeon.

dove

يـَمَامَة holubice due Taube περιστέρι paloma, palomo kyyhkynen colombe grlica colomba ハト 비둘기 duif due gołębica pombo голубь duva นกพิราบ beyaz güvercin chim bồ câu 鸽子
References in classic literature ?
While she was thinking what to say, Marie gradually wiped away her tears, and smoothed her plumage in a general sort of way, as a dove might be supposed to make toilet after a shower, and began a housewifely chat with Miss Ophelia, concerning cupboards, closets, linen-presses, store-rooms, and other matters, of which the latter was, by common understanding, to assume the direction, --giving her so many cautious directions and charges, that a head less systematic and business-like than Miss Ophelia's would have been utterly dizzied and confounded.
She was gentle and sweet like a dove, and she was only twenty.
Instead of the voices of her children, she hears by day the moans of the dove, and by night the screams of the hideous owl.
He was kept, to be sure, rather cross and crusty; but on the whole I could see he was excellently entertained, and that a lamb-like submission and turtle- dove sensibility, while fostering his despotism more, would have pleased his judgment, satisfied his common-sense, and even suited his taste less.
Umslopogaas saw, and swooped on him like an eagle to a dove.
Such was the author of "The Little Duke" and "The Dove in the Eagle's Nest," such the author of "A Flatiron for a Farthing," and "The Story of a Short Life.
The Prince drew his bow once more, and the hare lay dead at his feet; but at the same moment a dove rose up in the air, and circled round the Prince's head in the most confiding manner.
The lion's roar, the fierce wolf's savage howl, The horrid hissing of the scaly snake, The awesome cries of monsters yet unnamed, The crow's ill-boding croak, the hollow moan Of wild winds wrestling with the restless sea, The wrathful bellow of the vanquished bull, The plaintive sobbing of the widowed dove, The envied owl's sad note, the wail of woe That rises from the dreary choir of Hell, Commingled in one sound, confusing sense, Let all these come to aid my soul's complaint, For pain like mine demands new modes of song.
As Columba is the Latin for dove, the dove became a sort of signification of the nunnery.
For a moment she paused, and then, almost noiselessly, dove overboard and disappeared beneath the black waters.
It was a spectacle to stir the dullest soul when this gallant band marched out of the yard in full regimentals, with Captain Dove a solemn, big-headed boy of eleven issuing his orders with the gravity of a general, and his Falstaffian regiment obeying them with more docility than skill.
Nor was long His witness unconfirmed: on him baptized Heaven opened, and in likeness of a Dove The Spirit descended, while the Father's voice From Heaven pronounced him his beloved Son.