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Meaning of REEVE

Pronunciation:  reev

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  female ruff
  2. [v]  fasten by passing through a hole or around something
  3. [v]  pass through a hole or opening, as of a rope
  4. [v]  pass a rope through, as of an opening

REEVE is a 5 letter word that starts with R.


 See Also: pass through, pass through, Philomachus pugnax, ruff



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Reeve\ (r?v), n. (Zo["o]l.)
    The female of the ruff.
  2. \Reeve\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rove} (r?v); p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Reeving}.] [Cf. D. reven. See {Reef}, n. & v. t.] (Naut.)
    To pass, as the end of a pope, through any hole in a block,
    thimble, cleat, ringbolt, cringle, or the like.
  3. \Reeve\, n. [OE. reve, AS. ger?fa. Cf. {Sheriff}.]
    an officer, steward, bailiff, or governor; -- used chiefly in
    compounds; as, shirereeve, now written sheriff; portreeve,
    etc. --Chaucer. --Piers Plowman.