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Old 05-29-2015, 11:38 AM
 
Location: LoS ScAnDaLoUs KiLLa CaLI
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Ok, just as a primer for myself and others who surf on this site, can someone provide me clarification on these following words:

Urbanity:
"Flocking there in droves" (what the heck is a drove?):

There are some others I can't think of right now, but they exist.
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Old 05-29-2015, 12:26 PM
 
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Droves- A very large group- multitudes of people. Picture a huge flock of sheep or herd of cattle , all moving in one direction with a single destination in mind. Then apply that thought to humans.
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Old 05-29-2015, 01:55 PM
 
Location: The South
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Ok, just as a primer for myself and others who surf on this site, can someone provide me clarification on these following words:

Urbanity:
"Flocking there in droves" (what the heck is a drove?):

There are some others I can't think of right now, but they exist.
I bet you haven't heard of Merriam-Webster either.
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Old 05-29-2015, 01:58 PM
 
Location: San Josť, CA
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Google really is everyone's friend.
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Old 05-29-2015, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I have Google dictionary sitting on the top of my tabs. It's great for looking up words. You just highlight the word, click on the little book icon and the definition and spelling pops up. "Droves" is not a CD word. It is a common word used in the English language. I wonder if English is your second language that you are asking this.

From the Google Dictionary

drove drōv
noun
plural noun droves
a herd or flock of animals being driven in a body.
a large number of people or things doing or undergoing the same thing.
crowd swarm horde multitude mob throng host mass army herd
a broad chisel for use by stonemasons.
Web definitions
(drove) a group of animals (a herd or flock) moving together
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Old 05-29-2015, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I have Google dictionary sitting on the top of my tabs. It's great for looking up words. You just highlight the word, click on the little book icon and the definition and spelling pops up.
For those of us old geezers who still use an antique computer, is there any way to install that in what is still left of my browser? When I search for it, it only seems to be an app for android.
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Old 05-29-2015, 03:41 PM
 
Location: LoS ScAnDaLoUs KiLLa CaLI
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Tell me how many people make up a drove? I mean 10 people could technically be a drove.
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Old 05-29-2015, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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For those of us old geezers who still use an antique computer, is there any way to install that in what is still left of my browser? When I search for it, it only seems to be an app for android.
LOL! I am an old geezer of 69 and my computer is over ten years old. My phone is a clam-shell about as old with no apps. My Google Dictionary came from the online Google App store with my Google Chrome platform. I think though that Explorer may have something similar because when I used IE a few years back, I had a dictionary and a word use suggestion program included in it.

I did a search and came up with Dictionary.com | Find the Meanings and Definitions of Words at Dictionary.com it's a website that has all sorts of dictionary uses. You can sign up to receive emails or just look up word spellings and definitions. I don't know if is has something you can put on your toolbar on your computer but you can take a look and find out.

Just leave the word "app" out of your search. Do a search for Internet dictionaries and you will find various choices if you are going to search the Internet for online dictionaries.

Check out your toolbar and whatever version you may have should show what downloads available. There should be a dictionary as one of the choices.

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Old 05-29-2015, 06:38 PM
 
Location: The South
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Tell me how many people make up a drove? I mean 10 people could technically be a drove.
Its kind of like division by zero, undefined.
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