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1. The upper part of a glacier where the snow turns into ice.
a. A snow field at the head of a glacier.
b. The granular snow typically found in such a field.

[French, from French dialectal névi, from Vulgar Latin *nivātum, from neuter of Latin nivātus, cooled by snow, from nix, niv-, snow; see sneigwh- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. (Geological Science) Also called: firn a mass of porous ice, formed from snow, that has not yet become frozen into glacier ice
2. (Geological Science) a snowfield at the head of a glacier that becomes transformed into ice
[C19: from Swiss French névé glacier, from Late Latin nivātus snow-cooled, from nix snow]
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n., pl. -vés.
1. granular snow accumulated on high mountains and subsequently compacted into glacial ice.
2. a field of such snow. Also called firn.
[1850–55; < Franco-Provençal]
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Noun1.neve - the upper part of a glacier (beyond the limit of perpetual snow) where the snow turns to ice
glacier - a slowly moving mass of ice
ice - the frozen part of a body of water
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It is a curious fact, that the horses have neve left the eastern end of the island, although there is no natural boundary to prevent them from roaming, and that par of the island is not more tempting than the rest.
Their movements varied according to the species; but in some I neve saw the least motion; while others, with the lower mandibl generally wide open, oscillated backwards and forwards a the rate of about five seconds each turn, others moved rapidly and by starts.
It seems now pretty well established tha plants propagated by buds all partake of a common duratio of life; and it is familiar to every one, what singular an numerous peculiarities are transmitted with certainty, b buds, layers, and grafts, which by seminal propagation neve or only casually reappear
onde nao ha neve ao lado norte do bico mais ao sul das duas
Neve's meal demonstrated excellent culinary skills as she served up smoked mackerel carbonara using wholewheat spaghetti and served it with courgette and spinach in a creamy parmesan sauce.
a 10-month-old daughter, Neve. Ms Ardern became just the second elected world leader in modern history to give birth while holding office last June.
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He told WAFA that Israel approved the constructing 170 new housing units on land close to Neve Daniel and 100 units near Kfar Eldad.
But by then Neve and her older sister had played with the putty - bought as a Christmas present - for a week.
"I love that it is a woman who is playing the Doctor, now," says Scots-born Neve, 45.
With regards to Neve's conviction, Assistant District Attorney Christine Olivieri stated the verdict was "a fair conclusion from the evidence."&nbsp;