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.

<chemical>

A shaft or excavation.

Origin: D. Groef, groeve; akin to E. Grove. See Grove.

(01 Mar 1998)

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