1. Characterized by drought; wanting rain; arid; adust.
Droughty and parched countries.Ray.
2. Dry; thirsty; wanting drink.
Thy droughty throat.Philips.
(Drou"my) a. [Cf. Scot. drum, dram, melancholy, Icel prumr a moper, W. trwm heavy, sad.]
Troubled; muddy. [Obs.] Bacon.
(Drouth) n. Same as Drought. Sandys.
Another ill accident is drouth at the spindling of corn.Bacon.
One whose drouth [thirst],Milton.
Yet scarce allayed, still eyes the current stream.
In the dust and drouth of London life.Tennyson.
(Drouth"y) a. Droughty.
(Drove) imp. of Drive.
(Drove), n. [AS. draf, fr. drifan to drive. See Drive.]
1. A collection of cattle driven, or cattle collected for driving; a number of animals, as oxen, sheep, or
swine, driven in a body.
2. Any collection of irrational animals, moving or driving forward; as, a finny drove. Milton.
3. A crowd of people in motion.
Where droves, as at a city gate, may pass.Dryden.
4. A road for driving cattle; a driftway. [Eng.]
5. (Agric.) A narrow drain or channel used in the irrigation of land. Simmonds.
6. (Masonry) (a) A broad chisel used to bring stone to a nearly smooth surface; called also drove
chisel. (b) The grooved surface of stone finished by the drove chisel; called also drove work.
(Dro"ven) p. p. of Drive. [Obs.]
1. One who drives cattle or sheep to market; one who makes it his business to purchase cattle, and
drive them to market.
Why, that's spoken like an honest drover; so they sell bullocks.Shak.
2. A boat driven by the tide. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Dro"vy) a. [AS. drf dirty; cf. D. droef, G. trübe, Goth. drbjan to trouble.] Turbid; muddy; filthy.
(Drow) imp. of Draw. [Obs.] Chaucer.