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Dove

[duhv]
noun
1.
Arthur, 1880–1946, U.S. painter.
2.
Rita, born 1952, U.S. poet and educator: U.S. poet laureate 1993.
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dove1 (dʌv)
 
n
1.  any of various birds of the family Columbidae, having a heavy body, small head, short legs, and long pointed wings: order Columbiformes. They are typically smaller than pigeonsRelated: columbine
2.  politics Compare hawk a person opposed to war
3.  a gentle or innocent person: used as a term of endearment
4.  a.  a greyish-brown colour
 b.  (as adjective): dove walls
 
Related: columbine
 
[Old English dūfe (unattested except as a feminine proper name); related to Old Saxon dūbva, Old High German tūba]
 
'dovelike1
 
adj
 
'dovish1
 
adj

dove2 (dəʊv)
 
vb
chiefly (US) a past tense of dive

Dove (dʌv)
 
n
Christianity the Dove a manifestation of the Holy Spirit (John 1:32)

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Word Origin & History

dove
probably from O.E. dufe- (found only in compounds), from P.Gmc. *dubon, perhaps related to words for "dive," from its flight. Originally applied to all pigeons, now mostly restricted to the turtle dove. A symbol of gentleness from early Christian times, also of the Holy Spirit (cf. Gen. viii.8-12); political
meaning "person who advocates peace" first attested 1962, during Cuban Missile Crisis.

dove
p.t. of dive (q.v.).
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Dove definition


In their wild state doves generally build their nests in the clefts of rocks, but when domesticated "dove-cots" are prepared for them (Cant. 2:14; Jer. 48:28; Isa. 60:8). The dove was placed on the standards of the Assyrians and Babylonians in honour, it is supposed, of Semiramis (Jer. 25:38; Vulg., "fierceness of the dove;" comp. Jer. 46:16; 50:16). Doves and turtle-doves were the only birds that could be offered in sacrifice, as they were clean according to the Mosaic law (Ge. 15:9; Lev. 5:7; 12:6; Luke 2:24). The dove was the harbinger of peace to Noah (Gen. 8:8, 10). It is often mentioned as the emblem of purity (Ps. 68:13). It is a symbol of the Holy Spirit (Gen. 1:2; Matt. 3:16; Mark 1:10; Luke 3:22; John 1:32); also of tender and devoted affection (Cant. 1:15; 2:14). David in his distress wished that he had the wings of a dove, that he might fly away and be at rest (Ps. 55:6-8). There is a species of dove found at Damascus "whose feathers, all except the wings, are literally as yellow as gold" (68:13).

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