Dove vs Squab - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between dove and squab

is that dove is 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 while squab is a baby pigeon or dove.

As verbs the difference between dove and squab

is that dove is strong-declension (dive) while squab is (obsolete) to fall plump; to strike at one dash, or with a heavy stroke.

As a adjective squab is

fat; thick; plump; bulky.

As a adverb squab is

(slang) with a heavy fall; plump.

dove

English

(wikipedia dove)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) dove, douve, duve, from (etyl) .

Noun

(en noun)
  • 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.
    Synonyms
    * columbid * columbiform * culver * pigeon
    Derived terms
    * 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 * dovish * 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 )

    Etymology 2

    A modern dialectal formation of the strong conjugation, by analogy with drive ? drove and weave ? wove.

    Alternative forms

    * dived

    Verb

    (head)
  • Strong-declension (dive)
  • * 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.
  • (non-standard)
  • Usage notes
    * See dive'' for ''dived'' vs. ''dove .

    References

    * “ dove]” listed as a North American and English dialectal past tense form of “[http://dictionary.oed.com/cgi/entry/50067738 dive, v.'']”, listed in the '' [2nd Ed.; 1989 English heteronyms English terms with multiple etymologies ----

    squab

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • 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 , page 86,
  • On her large ?quab you find her ?pread, / Like a fat corp?e upon a bed, / That lies and ?tinks in ?tate.
  • * (rfdate)
  • Punching the squab of chairs and sofas.
  • A person of a short, fat figure.
  • * , The Progress of Error'', 1824, ''Poems of William Cowper, Esq , page 28,
  • Gorgonius sits abdominous and wan, / Like a fat squab upon a Chinese fan:

    Synonyms

    * (baby pigeon) piper, squeaker, pigeon chick, young pigeon, baby dove * (baby rook) rook chick, young rook

    Verb

    (squabb)
  • (obsolete) To fall plump; to strike at one dash, or with a heavy stroke.
  • To furnish with squabs, or cushions.
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Fat; thick; plump; bulky.
  • * (rfdate) Betterton
  • Nor the squab daughter nor the wife were nice.
  • Unfledged; unfeathered.
  • a squab pigeon
    (King)

    Adverb

    (-)
  • (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.
    (Webster 1913)