grove, woodlet, orchard, plantation
(noun) garden consisting of a small cultivated wood without undergrowth
(noun) a small growth of trees without underbrush
Source: WordNet® 3.1
grove (plural groves)
A small forest.
An orchard of fruit trees.
(Druidism, Wicca) A place of worship.
A lodge of the Ancient Order of Druids.
grove (third-person singular simple present groves, present participle groving, simple past and past participle groved)
To cultivate in groves; to grow naturally so as to form groves.
(forestry, of trees) To cultivate with periodic harvesting that also serves to create order (gaps and lines of trees) to facilitate further harvesting.
To plough or gouge with lines.
• (gouge with lines): groove
A habitational surname for someone who lived near a grove.
Any of several villages in England.
A large village in Vale of White Horse district, Oxfordshire (OS grid ref SU4090).
Grove, n. Etym: [AS. graf, fr. grafan to dig.
Definition: The original sense seems to have been a lane cut through trees. See Grave, v., and cf. Groove.] A smaller group of trees than a forest, and without underwood, planted, or growing naturally as if arranged by art; a wood of small extent.
Note: The Hebrew word Asherah, rendered grove in the Authorized Version of the Bible, is left untranslated in the Revised Version. Almost all modern interpreters agree that by Asherah an idol or image of some kind is intended.
Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition
3 February 2023
(verb) cause to continue in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., ‘keep clean’; “hold in place”; “She always held herself as a lady”; “The students keep me on my toes”
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