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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 ?
A Dove sitting on a tree overhanging the water plucked a leaf and let it fall into the stream close to her.
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.
A little farther on was one of the family burial spots so common in those parts, and just this side of it Captain Fred Dove ordered his company to halt, explaining his reason for so doing in the following words
Captain Dove was up in the old wooden pulpit, gazing solemnly down upon his company, who, having stacked their arms in the porch, now sat in the bare pews singing a Sunday-school hymn with great vigour and relish.
As Columba is the Latin for dove, the dove became a sort of signification of the nunnery.
Perhaps some of the most beautiful lines are those which tell of the dove that Noah sent forth from the ark.
A second time the dove is sent forth, and this is how the poet tells of it:--
Then the chief of seamen knew that gladness was at hand, and he sent forth after three weeks the wild dove who came not back again; for she saw the land of the greening trees.
It all happened at the same time: a boy ran towards a dove and glanced smiling at Levin; the dove, with a whir of her wings, darted away, flashing in the sun, amid grains of snow that quivered in the air, while from a little window there came a smell of fresh-baked bread, and the loaves were put out.
For a moment she paused, and then, almost noiselessly, dove overboard and disappeared beneath the black waters.
Again she dove and with strong strokes headed for the shore.
There too the turtle doves sat over the spring, or fluttered from bough to bough of the soft white pines over my head; or the red squirrel, coursing down the nearest bough, was particularly familiar and inquisitive.