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1. dove

noun. ['ˈdʌv, ˈdoʊv'] any of numerous small pigeons.

Synonyms

  • Australian turtledove
  • Zenaidura macroura
  • turtledove
  • Stictopelia cuneata
  • mourning dove

Antonyms

  • unpeaceful
  • tall
  • fish eagle
  • falcon

Etymology

  • dove (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Dove

  • strove
  • labauve
  • trove
  • throve
  • stove
  • grove
  • drove
  • wove
  • tov
  • soave
  • rove
  • nov
  • hove
  • gove
  • cove
  • bove
  • boeve

How do you pronounce dove?

Pronounce dove as dəv.

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Sentences with dove


1. Noun, singular or mass
The common pigeon is known as a rock dove.

2. Verb, base form
Add dove figurines and white flowers to each table.

3. Adjective
From dove gray to charcoal, there are countless soothing shades to choose from.

Quotes about dove


1. O serpent heart hid with a flowering face!Did ever a dragon keep so fair a cave?Beautiful tyrant, feind angelical, dove feather raven, wolvish-ravening lamb! Despised substance of devinest show, just opposite to what thou justly seemest - A dammed saint, an honourable villain!
- William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

2. It was rather beautiful: the way he put her insecurities to sleep. The way he dove into her eyes and starved all the fears and tasted all the dreams she kept coiled beneath her bones.
- Christopher Poindexter

3. When angels visit us, we do not hear the rustle of wings, nor feel the feathery touch of the breast of a dove; but we know their presence by the love they create in our hearts.
- Mary Baker Eddy, Poems by Mary Baker Eddy

2. dove

noun. ['ˈdʌv, ˈdoʊv'] flesh of a pigeon suitable for roasting or braising; flesh of a dove (young squab) may be broiled.

Synonyms

  • domestic pigeon
  • squab

Antonyms

  • Buteo lineatus
  • red-tailed hawk
  • tercelet

Etymology

  • dove (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. dove

noun. ['ˈdʌv, ˈdoʊv'] an emblem of peace.

Synonyms

  • allegory

Antonyms

  • rough-legged hawk
  • Accipiter nisus

Etymology

  • dove (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. dove

noun. ['ˈdʌv, ˈdoʊv'] someone who prefers negotiations to armed conflict in the conduct of foreign relations.

Synonyms

  • pacificist
  • peacenik
  • pacifist

Antonyms

  • Buteo buteo
  • raptor
  • hen hawk
  • buzzard

Etymology

  • dove (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. Dove

noun. a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Puppis and Caelum.

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