doveship

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

dove +‎ -ship

NounEdit

doveship (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete, nonce word) The possession of dove-like qualities, harmlessness and innocence.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Bishop Hall to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

Last modified on 19 June 2013, at 21:42