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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

GROOVE, n. groov.
1. A furrow, channel, or long hollow cut by a tool. Among joiners, a channel in the edge of a molding, style or rail.
2. Among miners, a shaft or pit sunk into the earth.
GROOVE, v.t. To cut a channel with an edged tool; to furrow.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a long narrow furrow cut either by a natural process (such as erosion) or by a tool (as e.g. a groove in a phonograph record) [syn: groove, channel]
2: a settled and monotonous routine that is hard to escape; "they fell into a conversational rut" [syn: rut, groove]
3: (anatomy) any furrow or channel on a bodily structure or part [syn: groove, vallecula] v
1: make a groove in, or provide with a groove; "groove a vinyl record"
2: hollow out in the form of a furrow or groove; "furrow soil" [syn: furrow, rut, groove]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English grove pit, cave, from Middle Dutch groeve; akin to Old High German gruoba pit, cave, Old English grafan to dig more at grave Date: 1659 1. a long narrow channel or depression 2. a. a fixed routine ; rut b. a situation suited to one's abilities or interests ; niche 3. top form <a great talker when he is in the groove> 4. the middle of the strike zone in baseball where a pitch is most easily hit <a fastball right in the groove> 5. an enjoyable or exciting experience 6. a pronounced enjoyable rhythm II. verb (grooved; grooving) Date: 1686 transitive verb 1. a. to make a groove in b. to join by a groove 2. to perfect by repeated practice <grooved her golf swing> 3. to throw (a pitch) in the groove intransitive verb 1. to become joined or fitted by a groove 2. to form a groove 3. to enjoy oneself intensely 4. to interact harmoniously <contemporary minds and rock groove together Benjamin DeMott> groover noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. 1 a a channel or hollow, esp. one made to guide motion or receive a corresponding ridge. b a spiral track cut in a gramophone record. 2 an established routine or habit, esp. a monotonous one. --v. 1 tr. make a groove or grooves in. 2 intr. sl. a enjoy oneself. b (often foll. by with) make progress; get on well. Usage: Often with ref. to popular music or jazz; now largely disused in general contexts. Phrases and idioms: in the groove sl. 1 doing or performing well. 2 fashionable. Etymology: ME, = mine-shaft, f. obs. Du. groeve furrow f. Gmc

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Groove Groove, n. [D. groef, groeve; akin to E. grove. See Grove.] 1. A furrow, channel, or long hollow, such as may be formed by cutting, molding, grinding, the wearing force of flowing water, or constant travel; a depressed way; a worn path; a rut. 2. Hence: The habitual course of life, work, or affairs; fixed routine. The gregarious trifling of life in the social groove. --J. Morley. 3. [See Grove.] (Mining) A shaft or excavation. [Prov. Eng.]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Groove Groove, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Grooved; p. pr. & vb. n. Groving.] To cut a groove or channel in; to form into channels or grooves; to furrow.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(grooves) A groove is a deep line cut into a surface. Their wheels left grooves in the ground. N-COUNT

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Furrow, channel.

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