dove

Definitions

  • MOSAIC DOVES
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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dove any of numerous small pigeons
    • n dove an emblem of peace
    • n dove flesh of a pigeon suitable for roasting or braising; flesh of a dove (young squab) may be broiled
    • n Dove a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Puppis and Caelum
    • n dove someone who prefers negotiations to armed conflict in the conduct of foreign relations
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Additional illustrations & photos:

THE LINNET, THE DOVE, AND COCK ROBIN THE LINNET, THE DOVE, AND COCK ROBIN
The Wounded Dove The Wounded Dove
THE DOVE OF PEACE THE DOVE OF PEACE
The Dove Cote The Dove Cote
MOURNING DOVE MOURNING DOVE
Three little doves were seated on the handle of the axe Three little doves were seated on the handle of the axe
A jackdaw with some doves in a dovecote A jackdaw with some doves in a dovecote
CATO’O DOVE’E BREEDING CAGE CATO’O DOVE’E BREEDING CAGE

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The most frequently seen birds at feeders across North America last winter were the Dark-eyed Junco, House Finch and American goldfinch, along with downy woodpeckers, blue jays, mourning doves, black-capped chickadees, house sparrows, northern cardinals and european starlings.
    • Dove a person advocating peace, compromise or conciliation rather than war or conflict. Opposite of hawk.
    • Dove (Zoöl) A pigeon of the genus Columba and various related genera. The species are numerous.
    • Dove A word of endearment for one regarded as pure and gentle. "O my dove , . . . let me hear thy voice."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dove Any bird of the family Columbidæ; a pigeon.
    • n dove The word has no more specific meaning than this, being exactly synonymous with pigeon; in popular usage it is applied most frequently to a few kinds of pigeons best known to the public, and as a book-name is commonly attached to the smaller species of pigeons: as, the ring-dove, turtle-dove, stock-dove, ground-dove, quail-dove, etc. The Carolina dove, or mourning dove, is Zenaidura carolinensis. The common doves of the old world are the ring-dove, rock-dove, stock-dove, and turtle-dove. (See these words.) In poetry, and in literature generally, the dove is an emblem of innocence, gentleness, and tender affection. In sacred literature and art it is a symbol of the Holy Ghost.
    • n dove Eccles., a repository or tabernacle for the eucharist, in the form of a dove, formerly used in the East and in France.
    • n dove An occasional preterit of dive.
    • dove To slumber; be in a state between sleeping and waking.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Dove duv a pigeon (esp. in comp., as ringdove, turtle-dove, &c.): a word of endearment: an emblem of innocence, gentleness, also of the Holy Spirit—the 'Holy Dove' (Matt. iii. 16)
    • v.t Dove to treat as a dove
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Quotations

  • Motto
    Motto
    “Eagles do not beget Doves.”
  • Haug
    Haug
    “Innocent as a dove you will harm no one, but wise as a serpent no one will harm you.”
  • Tommy Lasorda
    Tommy Lasorda
    “Managing is like holding a dove in your hand. Squeeze too hard and you kill it, not hard enough and it flies away.”
  • King Jr. Martin Luther
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    “We must combine the toughness of the serpent with the softness of the dove, a tough mind and a tender heart.”
  • John Dryden
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    “Nature meant me a wife, a silly harmless household Dove, fond without art; and kind without deceit.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “A pigeon is the same thing as a dove. Did you know that?”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. dove, duve, douve, AS. dūfe,; akin to OS. dūba, D. duif, OHG. tūba, G. taube, Icel. dūfa, Sw. dufva, Dan. due, Goth. dūbō,; perh. from the root of E. dive,

Usage

In literature:

Elsewhere the damsels are described as ducks; but a more common shape is that of doves.
"The Science of Fairy Tales" by Edwin Sidney Hartland
This time as he dove the ball took a tricky bounce and slipped through his arms.
"The Varmint" by Owen Johnson
But after ten months the tops of the mountains were seen, and Noah sent out a raven and a dove.
"Child's Story of the Bible" by Mary A. Lathbury
In her sweetness she was like unto a dove, in her strength and bravery she resembled an eagle.
"Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen" by Alexander Chodsko
You see the news had got about that the dove that is called Passenger Pigeon was lost.
"Bird Stories" by Edith M. Patch
In desperation Jack stepped back, and with a run fairly dove at the opening.
"The Young Railroaders" by Francis Lovell Coombs
The willow sapling contained also the nest of a turtle dove.
"Birds of the Rockies" by Leander Sylvester Keyser
Wood doves cooed in the trees like invisible lovers unable to cease from gushing.
"Tongues of Conscience" by Robert Smythe Hichens
Henry's sympathies were with her, but could the Dove evade all the warriors?
"The Riflemen of the Ohio" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Sutton and Burleigh (1939a:29) observed Mourning Doves along the highway across southern Coahuila.
"Birds from Coahuila, Mexico" by Emil K. Urban
A little dove no doubt directed him to the nest where his master slept.
"The Wagnerian Romances" by Gertrude Hall
Ring-doves flew through the trees, and tame monkeys chattered at us from every corner.
"Tales of the Malayan Coast" by Rounsevelle Wildman
Certainly the coo of the dove is anything but sad when heard very near.
"A Bird-Lover in the West" by Olive Thorne Miller
The dove, however, fleeing from the corpses and corruption, comes back and permits itself to be caught.
"Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
A dove hovered over him, changed to a woman in white, and spoke to him.
"Highways and Byways in Surrey" by Eric Parker
They live in pairs, each pair having its own nest, or home; but where doves are kept, many pairs live in the same house or dove-cote.
"Friends in Feathers and Fur, and Other Neighbors" by James Johonnot
He dove forward, yelled loudly, and was cast over the edge of the deck just as sprawlingly as the Barnacle himself!
"The Girls of Central High in Camp" by Gertrude W. Morrison
He flung the door open and dove far enough to clear the pontoon.
"The Electronic Mind Reader" by John Blaine
It is markedly enlarged in the White-winged Dove in relation to the homologous muscle in the Mourning Dove.
"Jaw Musculature of the Mourning and White-winged Doves" by Robert L. Merz
It was a beautiful dove, white as the snow from which it seemed to come.
"The Flower Princess" by Abbie Farwell Brown
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In poetry:

On thy grave I'll mutter
"Lilly Lane!"
With a frantic, dove-like flutter,
"Lilly Lane!"
"Lilly Lane" by James Avis Bartley
If in my Father's love
I share a filial part,
Send down thy Spirit like a dove,
To rest upon my heart.
"Hymn 64" by Isaac Watts
What of the dove,
Or thrush, or any singing mysteries?
What of the trees
And intonations of the trees?
"Sonatina To Hans Christian" by Wallace Stevens
I cannot tell you how I love
The canvases of Mr Dove,
Which Saturday I went to see
In Mr Thurber's gallery.
"Post-Impressionism" by Bert Leston Taylor
Hope, memory, love:
Hope for fair morn, and love for day,
And memory for the evening grey
And solitary dove.
"Three Seasons" by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Light above all love
By thy love was lit,
And brought down the Dove
Feathered from above
With the wings of it.
"Christmas Antiphones" by Algernon Charles Swinburne

In news:

Collectors dove into more than 700 aviation, astronaut and military autographs sold across 54 lots in Collectible Classics' CC28 online auction Aug 31.
Opera Fairbanks is trying to find a quiet parrot and an unruffled finch or dove to share the stage this weekend for a touching story about the power of faith and love.
Randolph Claxton Dove was the in-flight paramedic.
Those doves you bagged are tasty, if you cook them right.
But you'd better not have any other dove species in your possession if you're using bait .
(NEWSER) – Barack Obama and John Boehner rolled up their sleeves and personally dove into fiscal cliff talks today, meeting face-to-face at the White House for the first time in 23 days, Politico reports.
The Dove Movement for Self-Esteem aims to reach 15 million girls globally with self-esteem programming by 2015.
A new survey by Dove reveals that only 10% of women feel attractive.
Despite his previous reticence to go anywhere near controversy over President Obama's birthplace, Mitt Romney dove in headfirst on Friday with a joke that touched off the latest round of partisan fireworks between the two campaigns.
SINGAPORE, November 10 THERE was one question on everyone's minds when the men dove in to race the 100 meter freestyle on the first night of the Singapore World Cup: where is Anthony Ervin.
Focus Features, Nicola Dove — AP Photo.
I thought this was pretty epic…when I was shooting it I thought she dove for it but now it's pretty obvious that she tripped haha.
Dove teams up with architecture and design consultancy Nous Collaborative.
NEW YORK CITY – Dove® gave art and design students a license to play at the Dove Real Beauty by Design Workshop, that took place in New York from October 12-25.
A tent allows guests to " camp " at the Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain in Tucson, Ariz.
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In science:

Last, we comment on the geometry of ionized helium versus hydrogen bubbles in the context of Dove & Shull (1994).
The Escape Fraction of Ionizing Radiation from Primordial Galaxies
Fig. 2.— The escape fraction as a function of angle, θ , in the Dove & Shull (1994) Gaussian model.
The Escape Fraction of Ionizing Radiation from Primordial Galaxies
Fig. 3.— The escape fraction (thick lines) and ionization state (thin lines) as a function of distance from the source at θ = 85.45◦ (the angle at which the H I escape fraction drops precipitously—see Fig. 2), in the Dove & Shull (1994) Gaussian model for a 105M(cid:12) Pop III cluster.
The Escape Fraction of Ionizing Radiation from Primordial Galaxies
We now consider AGN and Pop III starburst cases in the Dove & Shull (1994) Milky Way background density profile described earlier, with a cloud filling factor of 20%, cloud radius 30 pc and clumping factor of 10.
The Escape Fraction of Ionizing Radiation from Primordial Galaxies
Fig. 5.— Left panel: The escape fraction as a function of angle, θ , for ten realizations (thin lines) and the average over many realizations (thick lines) of the Dove & Shull (1994) Gaussian model for a 105M(cid:12) Pop III cluster with clouds of radius 30 pc, filling factor 20% and clumping factor of 10.
The Escape Fraction of Ionizing Radiation from Primordial Galaxies
In summary, the values of fesc found in the above subsections using the background density from Dove & Shull (1994) are quite high, more than 80–90% in some cases for H I and He i.
The Escape Fraction of Ionizing Radiation from Primordial Galaxies
Some of these sources also have significantly higher Q-values than that assumed for a single O-type star, 1049 s−1 , in Dove & Shull (1994).
The Escape Fraction of Ionizing Radiation from Primordial Galaxies
In the Dove & Shull (1994) model used in earlier sections, the density profile drops away from the source as a Gaussian; thus, the escape fraction quickly reaches a constant value with distance from the source.
The Escape Fraction of Ionizing Radiation from Primordial Galaxies
Gli elettroni e le molecole neutre hanno le stesse temperature solo a quote inferiori a 100 km, dove le collisioni sono importanti.
Ionospheric HF radio propagation in problems and computer assignments
Tuttavia, prima di raggiungere questo livello, essa passa di nuovo attraverso la regione dove X=1 e dove il processo di accoppiamento agisce in modo inverso, cosicché viene generata un’onda ordinaria in grado di raggiungere il suo lo.
Ionospheric HF radio propagation in problems and computer assignments
Dal punto di vista teorico, vi fu l’importante contributo di rfr8Booker (1935), che dimo strò che una onda radio può essere assorbita anche in una zona dove l’indice di rifrazione è poco diverso dall’unità.
Ionospheric HF radio propagation in problems and computer assignments
The results obtained are illustrated by a Hawk-Dove game example.
Background fitness, eco-evolutionary feedbacks and the Hawk-Dove game
The general framework presented in Argasinski and Broom (2012) is illustrated by use of a Hawk-Dove game example, a classical application of game theoretic methods in evolutionary biology.
Background fitness, eco-evolutionary feedbacks and the Hawk-Dove game
This example clearly shows that the classical Hawk-Dove game which can be found in textbooks is seriously oversimplified.
Background fitness, eco-evolutionary feedbacks and the Hawk-Dove game
In addition the Hawk-Dove example has shown that factors described by those parameters can be very important for the realism of the models.
Background fitness, eco-evolutionary feedbacks and the Hawk-Dove game
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