from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small wood or stand of trees lacking dense undergrowth.
- n. A group of trees planted and cultivated for the production of fruit or nuts: an orange grove.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small forest.
- n. An orchard of fruit trees.
- n. A place of worship
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A group of trees of indefinite extent, but not large enough to constitute a forest; especially, such a group considered as furnishing shade for avenues or walks; a small wood free from underbrush.
- n. [In the authorized version of the Bible grove is used erroneously— As a translation (following the Septuagint and Vulgate) of the Hebrew word Asherah (pl. Asherim). The revised version retains Asherah, inserting “or obelisk” in the margin. It is now commonly understood as meaning a divinity or an image of a divinity worshiped by lewd rites, and as a variation in form of the name Astarte or Ashtaroth.
- n. As a translation of the Hebrew word eshel in Gen. xxi. 33, rendered tree in 1 Sam. xxxi. 13, and in both passages in the revised version tamarisk tree.]
- n. Synonyms Woods, Park, etc. See forest.
- n. Same as groove
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small growth of trees without underbrush
- n. garden consisting of a small cultivated wood without undergrowth
Middle English, from Old English grāf.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English grāf. (Wiktionary)