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GROOVE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does groove mean? 

GROOVE (noun)
  The noun GROOVE has 3 senses:

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)
2. a settled and monotonous routine that is hard to escape
3. (anatomy) any furrow or channel on a bodily structure or part

  Familiarity information: GROOVE used as a noun is uncommon.


GROOVE (verb)
  The verb GROOVE has 2 senses:

1. make a groove in, or provide with a groove
2. hollow out in the form of a furrow or groove

  Familiarity information: GROOVE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GROOVE (noun)


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Meaning:

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)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Synonyms:

groove; channel

Hypernyms ("groove" is a kind of...):

depression; impression; imprint (a concavity in a surface produced by pressing)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "groove"):

washout (the channel or break produced by erosion of relatively soft soil by water)

stria; striation (any of a number of tiny parallel grooves such as: the scratches left by a glacier on rocks or the streaks or ridges in muscle tissue)

rut (a groove or furrow (especially one in soft earth caused by wheels))

track (a groove on a phonograph recording)

rabbet; rebate (a rectangular groove made to hold two pieces together)

quirk (a narrow groove beside a beading)

flute; fluting (a groove or furrow in cloth etc (particularly a shallow concave groove on the shaft of a column))

dado (a rectangular groove cut into a board so that another piece can fit into it)


Sense 2groove [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A settled and monotonous routine that is hard to escape

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

groove; rut

Context example:

they fell into a conversational rut

Hypernyms ("groove" is a kind of...):

modus operandi; routine (an unvarying or habitual method or procedure)


Sense 3groove [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(anatomy) any furrow or channel on a bodily structure or part

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

vallecula; groove

Hypernyms ("groove" is a kind of...):

body part (any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity)

Domain category:

anatomy; general anatomy (the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "groove"):

costal groove (groove between the ribs where the nerves and blood vessels are)

fissure ((anatomy) a long narrow slit or groove that divides an organ into lobes)


GROOVE (verb)


Sense 1groove [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a groove in, or provide with a groove

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

groove a vinyl record

Hypernyms (to "groove" is one way to...):

incise (make an incision into by carving or cutting)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "groove"):

dado (cut a dado into or fit into a dado)

mill (produce a ridge around the edge of)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2groove [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hollow out in the form of a furrow or groove

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

furrow; groove; rut

Context example:

furrow soil

Hypernyms (to "groove" is one way to...):

cut into; delve; dig; turn over (turn up, loosen, or remove earth)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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