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rive

 (rīv)
v. rived, riv·en (rĭv′ən) also rived, riv·ing, rives
v.tr.
1. To rend or tear apart.
2. To break into pieces, as by a blow; cleave or split asunder.
3. To break or distress (the spirit, for example).
v.intr.
To be or become split.

[Middle English riven, from Old Norse rīfa.]

rive

(raɪv)
vb (usually passive) , rives, riving, rived, rived or riven (ˈrɪvən)
1. to split asunder: a tree riven by lightning.
2. to tear apart: riven to shreds.
3. archaic to break (the heart) or (of the heart) to be broken
[C13: from Old Norse rīfa; related to Old Frisian rīva]

rive

(raɪv)

v. rived, rived riv•en, riv•ing. v.t.
1. to tear or rend apart.
2. to split by striking; cleave.
3. to harrow or distress (the feelings, heart, etc.).
4. to split (wood) radially from a log.
v.i.
5. to become rent or split apart.
[1225–75; < Old Norse rīfa to tear. compare rift]

rive


Past participle: riven
Gerund: riving

Imperative
rive
rive
Present
I rive
you rive
he/she/it rives
we rive
you rive
they rive
Preterite
I rived
you rived
he/she/it rived
we rived
you rived
they rived
Present Continuous
I am riving
you are riving
he/she/it is riving
we are riving
you are riving
they are riving
Present Perfect
I have riven
you have riven
he/she/it has riven
we have riven
you have riven
they have riven
Past Continuous
I was riving
you were riving
he/she/it was riving
we were riving
you were riving
they were riving
Past Perfect
I had riven
you had riven
he/she/it had riven
we had riven
you had riven
they had riven
Future
I will rive
you will rive
he/she/it will rive
we will rive
you will rive
they will rive
Future Perfect
I will have riven
you will have riven
he/she/it will have riven
we will have riven
you will have riven
they will have riven
Future Continuous
I will be riving
you will be riving
he/she/it will be riving
we will be riving
you will be riving
they will be riving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been riving
you have been riving
he/she/it has been riving
we have been riving
you have been riving
they have been riving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been riving
you will have been riving
he/she/it will have been riving
we will have been riving
you will have been riving
they will have been riving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been riving
you had been riving
he/she/it had been riving
we had been riving
you had been riving
they had been riving
Conditional
I would rive
you would rive
he/she/it would rive
we would rive
you would rive
they would rive
Past Conditional
I would have riven
you would have riven
he/she/it would have riven
we would have riven
you would have riven
they would have riven

Rive

To split, often applied to the splitting of logs into thin sections for planks or shingles.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.rive - tear or be torn violently; "The curtain ripped from top to bottom"; "pull the cooked chicken into strips"
rupture, tear, snap, bust - separate or cause to separate abruptly; "The rope snapped"; "tear the paper"
2.rive - separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument; "cleave the bone"
maul - split (wood) with a maul and wedges
laminate - split (wood) into thin sheets
tear - to separate or be separated by force; "planks were in danger of being torn from the crossbars"
cleave - make by cutting into; "The water is going to cleave a channel into the rock"

rive

verb
1. To separate or pull apart by force:
2. To crack or split into two or more fragments by means of or as a result of force, a blow, or strain:
Translations
rozštěpit

rive

pret <rived>, ptp <riven>
vt (old, liter)spalten; riven by grief (fig)von Schmerz zerrissen
References in classic literature ?
Some sought knots, to raise the blazing pile; one was riving the splinters of pine, in order to pierce the flesh of their captives with the burning fragments; and others bent the tops of two saplings to the earth, in order to suspend Heyward by the arms between the recoiling branches.
You were always driving and riving and shouldering and passing, to that restless degree that I had no chance for my life but in rust and repose.
Here, a dozen squabbling urchins made a very Babel in the air; there, a solitary man, half clerk, half mendicant, paced up and down with hungry dejection in his look and gait; at his elbow passed an errand-lad, swinging his basket round and round, and with his shrill whistle riving the very timbers of the roof; while a more observant schoolboy, half-way through, pocketed his ball, and eyed the distant beadle as he came looming on.