dove dove  /ˈdəv/


  1. (n) a cheap disreputable nightclub or dance hall
  2. (n) a headlong plunge into water
  3. (n) a steep nose-down descent by an aircraft
  4. (v) drop steeply
  5. (v) plunge into water
  6. (v) swim under water
  7. (n) any of numerous small pigeons
  8. (n) someone who prefers negotiations to armed conflict in the conduct of foreign relations
  9. (n) a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Puppis and Caelum
  10. (n) flesh of a pigeon suitable for roasting or braising; flesh of a dove (young squab) may be broiled
  11. (n) an emblem of peace

Derived Word(s)


  1. From his sleeve, a dove.
  2. He dove in to start the 4x200 freestyle relay, and gave his teammates a lead some weekend lap swimmer could hold.
  3. WHEN wounded, even a dove can express its pain by crying out.


  1. Pennsylvania Dove Hunters Urged to Take Part in Survey

    HARRISBURG, Pa., June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The mailboxes of many of the state's dove hunters soon will be flush with surveys the Pennsylvania Game Commission would like to see them complete and return.The National Dove Hunter Survey – a cooperative effort by state fish and wildlife agencies, all four of the nation's flyway councils and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – will be ...
    on June 24, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! News

  2. Dove hunter hoping for early September rewards from late-June work

    Britt Ordes planted his three-acre field in Pearl River, and now gets to wait and watch as it becomes what he hopes is the most popular dove hangout in the Florida Parishes.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune

  3. Dove's 'Real Beauty Sketches' Earns Ogilvy Brazil the Titanium Grand Prix

    CANNES, France—Dove's wildly successful "Real Beauty Sketches" campaign, the runaway viral advertising success of 2013 so far, won the Titanium Grand Prix at Cannes Lions here tonight, earning Ogilvy & Mather in Brazil its second Grand Prix of this festival and the Ogilvy network its fourth overall. The Dove campaign was centered on a video in which a criminal sketch artist drew women as they ...
    on June 23, 2013     Source: AdWeek


  1. Hearing a loud noise and interrupting his speech, Huckabee said: "That was Barack Obama. He just tripped off a chair. He's getting ready to speak and somebody aimed a gun at him and he - he dove for the floor."
    on May 16, 2008 By: Mike Huckabee Source: USA Today

  2. Asked If Netanyuahu could achieve peace, Obama said, "I think that not only is Prime Minister Netanyahu a smart and savvy politician, but the fact that he is not perceived as a dove in some ways can be helpful in the sense that any successful peace...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Ha'aretz

  3. "So our recommendation is they need to finish the seasonal vaccine and then move over. That is pretty good in terms of dove-tailing the production of the two types of vaccine. So I think that this may just work out," Chan said.
    on Jun 11, 2009 By: Margaret Chan Source: Reuters AlertNet

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