dove definition

  • noun:
    • some of numerous widely dispensed birds associated with the family members Columbidae, which include the pigeons, having a tiny head and a characteristic cooing call.
    • A gentle, innocent individual.
    • an individual who advocates peace, conciliation, or negotiation instead of confrontation or armed conflict.
    • A pigeon, particularly one smaller in proportions; a bird (often arbitrarily known as either a pigeon or a dove or both) of more than 300 types of your family Columbidae.
    • people favouring conciliation and settlement without dispute (in the place of hawk).
    • Dove, an engineering reference point in some type of computer system that'll trigger some type of standard action.
    • A pigeon of genus Columba and different associated genera. The species are wide ranging.
    • A word of endearment for one considered pure and mild.
    • you advocating serenity, compromise or conciliation rather than war or conflict. Opposite of hawk.
    • Any bird for the family Columbid√¶; a pigeon.
    • the phrase does not have any much more specific meaning than this, becoming precisely similar to pigeon; in popular consumption it is applied most regularly to some types of pigeons most commonly known to the public, so when a book-name is often attached to the smaller species of pigeons: since, the ring-dove, turtle-dove, stock-dove, ground-dove, quail-dove, etc. The Carolina dove, or mourning dove, is Zenaidura carolinensis. The normal doves of this old world are the ring-dove, rock-dove, stock-dove, and turtle-dove. (See these words.) In poetry, plus in literary works generally, the dove is an emblem of purity, gentleness, and tender love. In sacred literary works and art it is symbolic associated with the Holy Ghost.
    • Eccles., a repository or tabernacle the eucharist, in the shape of a dove, formerly used in the East plus in France.
    • an intermittent preterit of diving.
    • flesh of a pigeon ideal for roasting or braising; flesh of a dove (young squab) may be broiled
    • any of numerous small pigeons
    • a constellation in the south hemisphere near Puppis and Caelum
    • someone who likes negotiations to armed dispute within the conduct of foreign relations
    • an emblem of peace
  • verb:
    • A past tense of dive1. See Usage Note at dive1. See Local Note at wake1.
    • Strong-declension easy past of plunge.
    • Past participle of plunge
  • others:
    • To slumber; take circumstances between sleeping and waking.

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