a long, narrow cut or indentation in a surface, as the cut in a board to receive the tongue of another board (tongue-and-groove joint) a furrow, or a natural indentation on an organism.
the track or channel of a phonograph record for the needle or stylus.
a fixed routine:
to get into a groove.
Printing. the furrow at the bottom of a piece of type.
Slang. an enjoyable time or experience.
verb (used with object), grooved, grooving.
to cut a groove in; furrow.
verb (used without object), grooved, grooving.
to fix in a groove.
in the groove, Slang.
a long narrow channel or furrow, esp one cut into wood by a tool
the spiral channel, usually V-shaped, in a gramophone record See also microgroove
one of the spiral cuts in the bore of a gun
(anatomy) any furrow or channel on a bodily structure or part; sulcus
(mountaineering) a shallow fissure in a rock face or between two rock faces, forming an angle of more than 120°
a settled existence, routine, etc, to which one is suited or accustomed, esp one from which it is difficult to escape
(slang) an experience, event, etc, that is groovy
in the groove
(transitive) to form or cut a groove in
(intransitive) (old-fashioned, slang) to enjoy oneself or feel in rapport with one’s surroundings
(intransitive) (jazz) to play well, with a good beat, etc
c.1400, “cave, mine, pit” (late 13c. in place names), from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse grod “pit,” or from Middle Dutch groeve “furrow, ditch,” both from Proto-Germanic *grobo (cf. Old Norse grof “brook, river bed,” Old High German gruoba “ditch,” Gothic groba “pit, cave,” Old English græf “ditch”), related to grave (n.). Sense of “long, narrow channel or furrow” is 1650s. Meaning “spiral cut in a phonograph record” is from 1902. Figurative sense of “routine” is from 1842, often deprecatory at first, “a rut.”
1680s, “make a groove,” from groove (n.). Slang sense is from late 1930s. Related: Grooved; grooving.
A rut, groove, or narrow depression or channel in a surface.
Any habitually preferred activity; what excites and gratifies one; bag, kick (1958+)
in the groove
[fr the sense that a musician is in a definite and exciting track, has hit a perfect stride, when playing well, esp a solo; perhaps influenced by the grooves of a phonograph record]
see: in the groove
[groovd] /gruvd/ verb 1. simple past tense and past participle of . adjective 2. provided with a . [groov] /gruv/ noun 1. a long, narrow cut or indentation in a surface, as the cut in a board to receive the tongue of another board (tongue-and-groove joint) a furrow, or a natural indentation on an organism. […]
noun, Phonetics. 1. a fricative, as (s), in which air is channeled through a groove along the center of the tongue.
- Groove of nail matrix
groove of nail matrix n. The cutaneous furrow in which the lateral border of a nail is situated.
- Groove on
verb phrase To enjoy intensely; groove: I can really groove on the Beatles/ She walks for blocks grooving on Reality (1960s+)