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Meaning of BEREAVE

Pronunciation:  bi'reev

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  deprive through death
 

BEREAVE is a 7 letter word that starts with B.

 

 See Also: deprive, divest, strip

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Be*reave"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bereaved}, {Bereft};
p. pr. & vb. n. {Bereaving.}] [OE. bireven, AS. bere['a]fian.
See {Be-}, and {Reave.}]
1. To make destitute; to deprive; to strip; -- with of before
   the person or thing taken away.

         Madam, you have bereft me of all words. --Shak.

         Bereft of him who taught me how to sing. --Tickell.

2. To take away from. [Obs.]

         All your interest in those territories Is utterly
         bereft you; all is lost.              --Shak.

3. To take away. [Obs.]

         Shall move you to bereave my life.    --Marlowe.

Note: The imp. and past pple. form bereaved is not used in
      reference to immaterial objects. We say bereaved or
      bereft by death of a relative, bereft of hope and
      strength.

Syn: To dispossess; to divest.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abridge, bleed, curtail, cut off, deprive, deprive of, disentitle, disinherit, dispossess, divest, drain, ease one of, leave, leave behind, lighten one of, lose, milk, mine, orphan, oust, rob, strip, take away from, take from, tap, widow
 

 

 

 

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