Definitions for: Groove

[n] a settled and monotonous routine that is hard to escape; "they fell into a conversational rut"
[n] (anatomy) any furrow or channel on a bodily structure or part
[n] 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)
[v] hollow out in the form of a furrow or groove; "furrow soil"
[v] make a groove in
[v] make a groove in, or provide with a groove, as of a record, for example

Webster (1913) Definition: Groove, n. [D. groef, groeve; akin to E. grove. See
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.

Groove, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Grooved; p. pr. & vb. n.
To cut a groove or channel in; to form into channels or
grooves; to furrow.

Synonyms: channel, furrow, gouge, rout, rut, rut, vallecula

See Also: body part, core out, costal groove, cut into, dado, delve, depression, dig, fissure, flute, fluting, hollow, hollow out, impression, imprint, incise, mill, modus operandi, quirk, rabbet, rebate, routine, rut, stria, striation, track, turn over

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