From (etyl) dove, douve, duve, from (etyl) .
A pigeon, especially one smaller in size; a bird (often arbitrarily called either a pigeon or a dove or both) of more than 300 species of the family Columbidae.
(politics) A person favouring conciliation and negotiation rather than conflict (as opposed to hawk).
* Cant. ii. 14
- O my dove , let me hear thy voice.
* African Mourning Dove (Streptopelia decipiens )
* Adamawa Turtle Dove (Streptopelia hypopyrrha )
* American Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura )
* Barbary Dove (Streptopelia risoria )
* Beautiful Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus pulchellus )
* Carolina Turtledove (Zenaida macroura )
* Carunculated Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus granulifrons )
* Crimson-capped Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus pulchellus )
* Crimson-crowned Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus pulchellus )
* cushat dove, cushat-dove
* diamond dove
* dovecot, dovecote
* dove of peace
* Dwarf Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus naina )
* Eared Dove (Zenaida auriculata )
* Fischer's fruit dove (Ptilinopus fischeri )
* fruit dove, fruit-dove
* Galapagos Dove (Zenaida galapagoensis''), (''Zenaida galapagoensis )
* Grey-headed Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus hyogastrus )
* ground dove
* Jambu Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus jambu )
* Magnificent Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus magnificus )
* Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura )
* Mourning Collared Dove (Streptopelia decipiens )
* Rain Dove (Zenaida macroura )
* release dove
* Ring Dove (Streptopelia risoria )
* Ringneck Dove (Streptopelia risoria )
* rock dove
* Socorro Dove (Zenaida graysoni )
* turtledove, turtle-dove, turtle dove
* Western Turtle Dove (Zenaida macroura )
* West Peruvian Dove (Zenaida meloda )
* White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica )
* Wompoo Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus magnificus )
* Zenaida dove (Zenaida )
* Zenaida Dove (Zenaida aurita )
A modern dialectal formation of the strong conjugation, by analogy with drive ? drove and weave ? wove.
* 2007 : Bob Harris, Who Hates Whom: Well-Armed Fanatics, Intractable Conflicts, and Various Things Blowing up: A Woefully Incomplete Guide'', §: ''Africa'', ''Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Côte d’Ivoire , page 80, ¶ 4 (first edition; Three Rivers Press; ISBN 9780307394361)
- When coffee and cocoa prices unexpectedly dove , Côte d’Ivoire quickly went from Africa’s rich kid to crippling debtitude.
* See dive'' for ''dived'' vs. ''dove .
A baby pigeon or dove.
The meat of a squab (i.e. a young (domestic) pigeon or dove) used as food.
A baby rook.
A thick cushion, especially a flat one covering the seat of a chair or sofa.
* (imitating Earl of Dorset), Artemisia'', 1795, Robert Anderson (editor), ''A Complete Edition of the Poets of Great Britain ,
- On her large ?quab you find her ?pread, / Like a fat corp?e upon a bed, / That lies and ?tinks in ?tate.
A person of a short, fat figure.
* , The Progress of Error'', 1824, ''Poems of William Cowper, Esq ,
- Punching the squab of chairs and sofas.
- Gorgonius sits abdominous and wan, / Like a fat squab upon a Chinese fan:
* (baby pigeon) piper, squeaker, pigeon chick, young pigeon, baby dove
* (baby rook) rook chick, young rook
(obsolete) To fall plump; to strike at one dash, or with a heavy stroke.
To furnish with squabs, or cushions.
Fat; thick; plump; bulky.
* (rfdate) Betterton
- Nor the squab daughter nor the wife were nice.
- a squab pigeon
(slang) With a heavy fall; plump.
* (rfdate) L'Estrange
- The eagle took the tortoise up into the air, and dropped him down, squab , upon a rock.