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Definition of GROOVE

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Groove \Groove\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Grooved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Groving}.] To cut a groove or channel in; to form into channels or grooves; to furrow. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Groove \Groove\, n. [D. groef, groeve; akin to E. grove. See {Grove}.]
     1. A furrow, channel, or long hollow, such as may be formed by cutting, molding, grinding, the wearing force of flowing water, or constant travel; a depressed way; a worn path; a rut. [1913 Webster]

     2. Hence: The habitual course of life, work, or affairs; fixed routine. [1913 Webster]

              The gregarious trifling of life in the social groove.                               --J. Morley. [1913 Webster]

     3. [See {Grove}.] (Mining) A shaft or excavation. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

249 Moby Thesaurus words for "groove":
     abysm, abyss, alameda, arroyo, ascender, autolithograph, back, bastard type, be a printmaker, beard, beat, beaten path, beaten track, belly, berm, bevel, bezel, bicycle path, black letter, boardwalk, body, bore, box canyon, breach, break, bridle path, bureaucracy, bureaucratism, burrow, canal, canalize, canyon, cap, capital, carve, case, catwalk, cavity, chamfer, channel, chap, character, chase, chasm, check, chimney, chink, chinoiserie, chisel, cleave, cleft, cleuch, clough, col, corrugate, corrugation, coulee, couloir, counter, crack, cranny, crease, crevasse, crevice, cribble, crimp, crosshatch, cut, cut apart, cwm, dado, daily grind, defile, dell, delve, descender, dig, dig out, dike, ditch, donga, draw, dredge, drill, drive, em, en, enchase, engrave, engraving, esplanade, excavate, excavation, face, fastwalk, fat-faced type, fault, feet, fissure, flaw, flume, flute, fluting, font, foot pavement, footpath, footway, fracture, furrow, gap, gape, garden path, gash, glyph, goffer, gorge, gouge, gouge out, grave, grind, grub, gulch, gulf, gully, hatch, hiking trail, hole, incise, incision, inscribe, italic, jog trot, joint, kloof, leak, letter, ligature, line, lithograph, logotype, lower, lower case, majuscule, make prints, mall, mark, microgroove, mine, minuscule, moat, nick, notch, nullah, open, opening, pace, parade, pass, passage, path, pathway, pi, pica, pleat, plow, point, prado, print, promenade, public walk, quarry, rabbet, ravine, red tape, red-tapeism, rent, rifle, rifling, rift, rime, rive, roman, rote, round, routine, ruck, run, runway, rupture, rut, sans serif, sap, scissure, scoop, scoop out, score, scrabble, scrape, scratch, script, sculpture, seam, shank, shoulder, shovel, sidewalk, sink, slit, slot, small cap, small capital, spade, split, squirrel cage, stamp, stem, stipple, streak, stria, striate, striation, sulcation, sulcus, tool, towing path, towpath, track, trail, treadmill, trench, trottoir, trough, tunnel, type, type body, type class, type lice, typecase, typeface, typefounders, typefoundry, upper case, valley, void, wadi, walk, walkway, well-worn groove, wrinkle


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