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Meaning of GROVE

Pronunciation:  growv

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  garden consisting of a small cultivated wood without undergrowth
  2. [n]  a small growth of trees without underbrush

GROVE is a 5 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: orchard, plantation, woodlet
 See Also: apple orchard, forest, garden, lemon grove, orange grove, peach orchard, wood, woods



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Grove\, n. [AS. graf, fr. grafan to dig. The original
sense seems to have been a lane cut through trees. See
{Grave}, v., and cf. {Groove}.]
A smaller group of trees than a forest, and without
underwood, planted, or growing naturally as if arranged by
art; a wood of small extent.

Note: The Hebrew word Asherah, rendered grove in the
      Authorized Version of the Bible, is left untranslated
      in the Revised Version. Almost all modern interpreters
      agree that by Asherah an idol or image of some kind is

Easton Bible Dictionary

(1.) Heb. 'asherah, properly a wooden image, or a pillar representing Ashtoreth, a sensual Canaanitish goddess, probably usually set up in a grove (2 Kings 21:7; 23:4). In the Revised Version the word "Asherah" (q.v.) is introduced as a proper noun, the name of the wooden symbol of a goddess, with the plurals Asherim (Ex. 34:13) and Asheroth (Judg. 3:13).

The LXX. have rendered _asherah_ in 2 Chr. 15:16 by "Astarte." The Vulgate has done this also in Judg. 3:7.

(2.) Heb. 'eshel (Gen. 21:33). In 1 Sam. 22:6 and 31:13 the Authorized Version renders this word by "tree." In all these passages the Revised Version renders by "tamarisk tree." It has been identified with the Tamariscus orientalis, five species of which are found in Palestine.

(3.) The Heb. word 'elon, uniformly rendered in the Authorized Version by "plain," properly signifies a grove or plantation. In the Revised Version it is rendered, pl., "oaks" (Gen. 13:18; 14:13; 18:1; 12:6; Deut. 11:30; Josh. 19:33). In the earliest times groves are mentioned in connection with religious worship. The heathen consecrated groves to particular gods, and for this reason they were forbidden to the Jews (Jer. 17:3; Ezek. 20:28).

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