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Definitions and Synonyms of groove | Another word for groove | What is groove?

Definition 1: a settled and monotonous routine that is hard to escape - [noun denoting act]

Samples where groove or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they fell into a conversational rut

Synonyms for groove in the sense of this definition

(groove is a kind of ...) an unvarying or habitual method or procedure

Definition 2: (anatomy) any furrow or channel on a bodily structure or part - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for groove in the sense of this definition

(groove is a kind of ...) any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity

(... is a kind of groove ) groove between the ribs where the nerves and blood vessels are

(... is a kind of groove ) (anatomy) a long narrow slit or groove that divides an organ into lobes

(groove belongs to category ...) the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals

Definition 3: 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) - [noun denoting shape]

Synonyms for groove in the sense of this definition

(groove is a kind of ...) a concavity in a surface produced by pressing

"he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud"

(... is a kind of groove ) a rectangular groove cut into a board so that another piece can fit into it

(... is a kind of groove ) a groove or furrow in cloth etc (particularly a shallow concave groove on the shaft of a column)

(... is a kind of groove ) a narrow groove beside a beading

(... is a kind of groove ) a rectangular groove made to hold two pieces together

(... is a kind of groove ) a groove on a phonograph recording

(... is a kind of groove ) a groove or furrow (especially one in soft earth caused by wheels)

(... is a kind of groove ) 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

(... is a kind of groove ) the channel or break produced by erosion of relatively soft soil by water

"it was several days after the storm before they could repair the washout and open the road"

Definition 4: hollow out in the form of a furrow or groove - [verb of contact]

Samples where groove or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • furrow soil

Synonyms for groove in the sense of this definition

(groove is a kind of ...) turn up, loosen, or remove earth

"Dig we must" "turn over the soil for aeration"

Definition 5: make a groove in, or provide with a groove - [verb of contact]

Samples where groove or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • groove a vinyl record

(groove is a kind of ...) make an incision into by carving or cutting

(... is a kind of groove ) cut a dado into or fit into a dado

(... is a kind of groove ) produce a ridge around the edge of

"mill a coin"

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