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groove Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun 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)
  2. noun a settled and monotonous routine that is hard to escape
    • they fell into a conversational rut
  3. noun (anatomy) any furrow or channel on a bodily structure or part
  4. verb make a groove in, or provide with a groove
    • groove a vinyl record
  5. verb hollow out in the form of a furrow or groove
    rut; furrow.
    • furrow soil

Groove noun
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.
Groove transitive verb
imperfect & past participle Grooved ; present participle & verbal noun Groving
  1. To cut a groove or channel in; to form into channels or grooves; to furrow.

Webster 1913

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