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Noun, Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)


Noun groove has 3 senses

Verb groove has 2 senses


grooven. [D. groef, groeve; akin to E. grove. See Grove.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Hence: The habitual course of life, work, or affairs; fixed routine.  [1913 Webster]
    "The gregarious trifling of life in the social groove."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A shaft or excavation.  [1913 Webster]
groovev. t. 
     To cut a groove or channel in; to form into channels or grooves; to furrow.  [1913 Webster]


groove, n. & v.
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.
1 tr. make a groove or grooves in.
2 intr. sl. a enjoy oneself. b (often foll. by with) make progress; get on well.

in the groove sl.
1 doing or performing well.
2 fashionable.
Often with ref. to popular music or jazz; now largely disused in general contexts.
ME, = mine-shaft, f. obs. Du. groeve furrow f. Gmc



abysm, abyss, alameda, arroyo, ascender, autolithograph, back, bastard type, be a printmaker, beard, beat, beaten path, beaten track, belly, berm, bevel, bezel, bicycle path, black letter, boardwalk, body, bore, box canyon, breach, break, bridle path, bureaucracy, bureaucratism, burrow, canal, canalize, canyon, cap, capital, carve, case, catwalk, cavity, chamfer, channel, chap, character, chase, chasm, check, chimney, chink, chinoiserie, chisel, cleave, cleft, cleuch, clough, col, corrugate, corrugation, coulee, couloir, counter, crack, cranny, crease, crevasse, crevice, cribble, crimp, crosshatch, cut, cut apart, cwm, dado, daily grind, defile, dell, delve, descender, dig, dig out, dike, ditch, donga, draw, dredge, drill, drive, em, en, enchase, engrave, engraving, esplanade, excavate, excavation, face, fastwalk, fat-faced type, fault, feet, fissure, flaw, flume, flute, fluting, font, foot pavement, footpath, footway, fracture, furrow, gap, gape, garden path, gash, glyph, goffer, gorge, gouge, gouge out, grave, grind, grub, gulch, gulf, gully, hatch, hiking trail, hole, incise, incision, inscribe, italic, jog trot, joint, kloof, leak, letter, ligature, line, lithograph, logotype, lower, lower case, majuscule, make prints, mall, mark, microgroove, mine, minuscule, moat, nick, notch, nullah, open, opening, pace, parade, pass, passage, path, pathway, pi, pica, pleat, plow, point, prado, print, promenade, public walk, quarry, rabbet, ravine, red tape, red-tapeism, rent, rifle, rifling, rift, rime, rive, roman, rote, round, routine, ruck, run, runway, rupture, rut, sans serif, sap, scissure, scoop, scoop out, score, scrabble, scrape, scratch, script, sculpture, seam, shank, shoulder, shovel, sidewalk, sink, slit, slot, small cap, small capital, spade, split, squirrel cage, stamp, stem, stipple, streak, stria, striate, striation, sulcation, sulcus, tool, towing path, towpath, track, trail, treadmill, trench, trottoir, trough, tunnel, type, type body, type class, type lice, typecase, typeface, typefounders, typefoundry, upper case, valley, void, wadi, walk, walkway, well-worn groove, wrinkle




N habit, habitude, assuetude, assuefaction, wont, run, way, common state of things, general state of things, natural state of things, ordinary state of things, ordinary course of things, ordinary run of things, matter of course, beaten path, beaten track, beaten ground, prescription, custom, use, usage, immemorial usage, practice, prevalence, observance, conventionalism, conventionality, mode, fashion, vogue, etiquette, order of the day, cry, conformity, consuetude, dustoor, one's old way, old school, veteris vestigia flammae, laudator temporis acti, rule, standing order, precedent, routine, red-tape, red-tapism, pipe clay, rut, groove, cacoethes, bad habit, confirmed habit, inveterate habit, intrinsic habit, addiction, trick, training, seasoning, second nature, acclimatization, knack, habitual, accustomary, prescriptive, accustomed, of daily occurrence, of everyday occurrence, consuetudinary, wonted, usual, general, ordinary, common, frequent, everyday, household, garden variety, jog, trot, well-trodden, well-known, familiar, vernacular, trite, commonplace, conventional, regular, set, stock, established, stereotyped, prevailing, prevalent, current, received, acknowledged, recognized, accredited, of course, admitted, understood, conformable, according to use, according to custom, according to routine, in vogue, in fashion, in, with it, fashionable, wont, used to, given to, addicted to, attuned to, habituated, in the habit of, habitue, at home in, seasoned, imbued with, devoted to, wedded to, hackneyed, fixed, rooted, deep-rooted, ingrafted, permanent, inveterate, besetting, naturalized, ingrained, habitually, always, as usual, as is one's wont, as things go, as the world goes, as the sparks fly upwards, more suo, more solito, ex more, as a rule, for the most part, usually, generally, typically, most often, most frequently, cela s'entend, abeunt studia in mores, adeo in teneris consuescere multum est, consuetudo quasi altera natura, hoc erat in more majorum, How use doth breed a habit in a man!, magna est vis consuetudinis, morent fecerat usus.


N furrow, groove, rut, sulcus, scratch, streak, striae, crack, score, incision, slit, chamfer, fluting, corduroy road, cradle hole, channel, gutter, trench, ditch, dike, dyke, moat, fosse, trough, kennel, ravine, tajo, thank-ye-ma'am, furrowed, ribbed, striated, sulcated, fluted, canaliculated, bisulcous, bisulcate, bisulcated, canaliferous, trisulcate, corduroy, unisulcate, costate, rimiform.

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