Definitions

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  • n. A drove.
  • n. A crowd or throng of people.
  • n. The yearly herring fishing.
  • n. A shoal of fish; a catch.
  • v. To drive; drive out; drive away; expel.

Etymologies

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From Middle English dreven, from Old English drǣfan ("to drive, drive out, expel"), from Proto-Germanic *draibijanan (“to cause to drive”), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰreibʰ- (“to drive, push”). Cognate with Icelandic dreifa ("to spread out, disperse"). More at drive.

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From Middle English draf, from Old English drāf ("a drove, herd"). More at drove.

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