helve


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helve

 (hĕlv)
n.
A handle of a tool, such as an axe, chisel, or hammer.

[Middle English, from Old English hielfe.]

helve

(hɛlv)
n
(Tools) the handle of a hand tool such as an axe or pick
vb
(Tools) (tr) to fit a helve to (a tool)
[Old English hielfe; related to Old Saxon hèlvi, Old High German halb, Lithuanian kìlpa stirrup; see halter]

helve

(hɛlv)

n., v. helved, helv•ing. n.
1. the handle of an ax, hatchet, hammer, or the like.
v.t.
2. to furnish with a helve.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English h(i)elfe, c. Old Saxon helfi, Old High German halp]

helve


Past participle: helved
Gerund: helving

Imperative
helve
helve
Present
I helve
you helve
he/she/it helves
we helve
you helve
they helve
Preterite
I helved
you helved
he/she/it helved
we helved
you helved
they helved
Present Continuous
I am helving
you are helving
he/she/it is helving
we are helving
you are helving
they are helving
Present Perfect
I have helved
you have helved
he/she/it has helved
we have helved
you have helved
they have helved
Past Continuous
I was helving
you were helving
he/she/it was helving
we were helving
you were helving
they were helving
Past Perfect
I had helved
you had helved
he/she/it had helved
we had helved
you had helved
they had helved
Future
I will helve
you will helve
he/she/it will helve
we will helve
you will helve
they will helve
Future Perfect
I will have helved
you will have helved
he/she/it will have helved
we will have helved
you will have helved
they will have helved
Future Continuous
I will be helving
you will be helving
he/she/it will be helving
we will be helving
you will be helving
they will be helving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been helving
you have been helving
he/she/it has been helving
we have been helving
you have been helving
they have been helving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been helving
you will have been helving
he/she/it will have been helving
we will have been helving
you will have been helving
they will have been helving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been helving
you had been helving
he/she/it had been helving
we had been helving
you had been helving
they had been helving
Conditional
I would helve
you would helve
he/she/it would helve
we would helve
you would helve
they would helve
Past Conditional
I would have helved
you would have helved
he/she/it would have helved
we would have helved
you would have helved
they would have helved
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.helve - the handle of a weapon or toolhelve - the handle of a weapon or tool  
awl - a pointed tool for marking surfaces or for punching small holes
ax, axe - an edge tool with a heavy bladed head mounted across a handle
dagger, sticker - a short knife with a pointed blade used for piercing or stabbing
file - a steel hand tool with small sharp teeth on some or all of its surfaces; used for smoothing wood or metal
handgrip, handle, grip, hold - the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; "he grabbed the hammer by the handle"; "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"
knife - edge tool used as a cutting instrument; has a pointed blade with a sharp edge and a handle
reap hook, reaping hook, sickle - an edge tool for cutting grass or crops; has a curved blade and a short handle
sword, steel, blade, brand - a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard
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