- The definition of a groove is a long trench, channel or hollow cut or worn into a surface.
An example of a groove is what the needle of a record player fits in to play a phonography record.
- Groove is defined as slang that is defined as to enjoy or take pleasure in.
An example of to groove is dancing to your favorite song.
- a long, narrow furrow or hollow cut in a surface with a tool, as the track cut in a phonograph record for the stylus to follow
- any channel or rut cut or worn in a surface
- a habitual way of doing something; settled routine: an athlete getting back into a groove after an injury
- Anat. any narrow furrow, depression, or slit occurring on the surface of an organ, esp. of bone
- Printing the indentation on the bottom of a piece of type
Origin of grooveMiddle English grofe from Old Norse grof, a pit and from Middle Dutch groeve, both akin to German grube, a pit, hole, ditch: for Indo-European base see grave
transitive verbgrooved, groov′ing
- A long narrow furrow or channel.
- The spiral track cut into a phonograph record for the stylus to follow.
- Slang A settled routine: got into the groove of a nine-to-five job.
- Slang A situation or an activity that one enjoys or to which one is especially well suited: found his groove playing bass in a trio.
- Slang A very pleasurable experience.
verbgrooved, groov·ing, grooves
- To cut a groove or grooves in.
- Baseball To throw (a pitch) over the middle of home plate, where it is likely to be hit.
- a. To take great pleasure or satisfaction; enjoy oneself: just sitting around, grooving on the music.b. To be affected with pleasurable excitement.
- To react or interact harmoniously.
Origin of grooveMiddle English groof mining shaft probably from Middle Dutch groeve ditch ; see ghrebh-2 in Indo-European roots.
- A long, narrow channel or depression; e.g., such a slot cut into a hard material to provide a location for an engineering component, a tyre groove, or a geological channel or depression.
- A fixed routine
- The middle of the strike zone in baseball where a pitch is most easily hit.
- A pronounced, enjoyable rhythm.
- (mining) A shaft or excavation.
(third-person singular simple present grooves, present participle grooving, simple past and past participle grooved)
- To cut a groove or channel in; to form into channels or grooves; to furrow.
- To create, dance to, or enjoy rhythmic music.
- I was just starting to groove to the band, when we had to leave.
From Middle English groof, grofe (“mining shart”), from Old English *grōf (“trench, furrow, something dug”), from Proto-Germanic *grōbō (“groove, furrow”), from Proto-Indo-European *ghrebh- (“to dig, scrape, bury”). Cognate with Dutch groef, groeve (“groove; pit, grave”), German Grube (“ditch, pit”), Norwegian grov (“brook, riverbed”), Old English grafan (“to dig”). More at grave.