Pronunciation Noun


  1. (countable) A pigeon, especially one smaller in size; a bird (often arbitrarily called either a pigeon or a dove or both) of more than 300 species of the family Columbidae.
  2. (countable, politics) A person favouring conciliation and negotiation rather than conflict.
    cot en
  3. (countable) Term of endearment for one regarded as pure and gentle.
    • Bible, Cant. ii. 14
      O my dove, […] let me hear thy voice.
  4. A greyish, bluish, pinkish colour like that of the bird.
Synonyms Translations Translations Translations
  • German: Täubchen
Pronunciation Verb
  1. (chiefly, North America and English dialect) Strong simple past tense of dive
    • 2007: Bob Harris, Who Hates Whom: Well-Armed Fanatics, Intractable Conflicts, and Various Things Blowing up: A Woefully Incomplete Guide, §: Africa, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Côte d’Ivoire, page 80, ¶ 4 (first edition; Three Rivers Press; ISBN 9780307394361
      When coffee and cocoa prices unexpectedly dove, Côte d’Ivoire quickly went from Africa’s rich kid to crippling debtitude.
  2. (non-standard) past participle of dive#English|dive

Pronunciation Proper noun
  1. constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Caelum and Puppis
  2. river in England, forming the boundary between Derbyshire and Staffordshire
  3. Surname

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