Definition of Jove in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdʒəʊv/
another name for Jupiter.


by Jove

dated An exclamation indicating surprise or used for emphasis: by Jove, yes, it’s been warm all right
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  • And by Jove, I always try to give young entertainers a break whenever I can!
  • Sure we got beaten week in and week out, but by Jove we had some fun.
  • I believe in what man can do, and by Jove, he's done some pretty marvellous things.


From Latin Jov-, stem of Old Latin Jovis, replaced later by Jupiter. The exclamation by Jove dates from the late 16th century.

Words that rhyme with Jove

behove, clove, cove, dove, drove, fauve, grove, interwove, mauve, rove, shrove, stove, strove, trove, wove

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