Grooving



[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.
2.
the track or channel of a phonograph record for the needle or stylus.
3.
a fixed routine:
to get into a groove.
4.
Printing. the furrow at the bottom of a piece of type.
5.
Slang. an enjoyable time or experience.
verb (used with object), grooved, grooving.
6.
to cut a groove in; furrow.
7.
Slang.

verb (used without object), grooved, grooving.
8.
Slang.

9.
to fix in a groove.
Idioms
10.
in the groove, Slang.

/ɡruːv/
noun
1.
a long narrow channel or furrow, esp one cut into wood by a tool
2.
the spiral channel, usually V-shaped, in a gramophone record See also microgroove
3.
one of the spiral cuts in the bore of a gun
4.
(anatomy) any furrow or channel on a bodily structure or part; sulcus
5.
(mountaineering) a shallow fissure in a rock face or between two rock faces, forming an angle of more than 120°
6.
a settled existence, routine, etc, to which one is suited or accustomed, esp one from which it is difficult to escape
7.
(slang) an experience, event, etc, that is groovy
8.
in the groove

verb
9.
(transitive) to form or cut a groove in
10.
(intransitive) (old-fashioned, slang) to enjoy oneself or feel in rapport with one’s surroundings
11.
(intransitive) (jazz) to play well, with a good beat, etc
n.

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.”
v.

1680s, “make a groove,” from groove (n.). Slang sense is from late 1930s. Related: Grooved; grooving.

groove (grōōv)
n.
A rut, groove, or narrow depression or channel in a surface.

noun

Any habitually preferred activity; what excites and gratifies one; bag, kick (1958+)

verb

Related Terms

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

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