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reeve 1

 (rēv)
n.
1. The elected president of a town council in some parts of Canada.
2. Any of various minor officers of parishes or other local authorities.
3. A bailiff or steward of a manor in the later medieval period.
4. A high officer of local administration appointed by the Anglo-Saxon kings.

[Middle English, from Old English gerēfa.]

reeve 2

 (rēv)
tr.v. reeved or rove (rōv), reev·ing, reeves Nautical
1. To pass (a rope or rod) through a hole, ring, pulley, or block.
2. To fasten by passing through or around.
3. To pass a rope or rod through (a hole, ring, pulley, or block).

[Origin unknown.]

reeve 3

 (rēv)
n.
The female ruff, Philomachus pugnax.

[Probably alteration of ruff.]

reeve

(riːv)
n
1. (Historical Terms) English history the local representative of the king in a shire (under the ealdorman) until the early 11th century. Compare sheriff
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) English history the local representative of the king in a shire (under the ealdorman) until the early 11th century. Compare sheriff
3. (Historical Terms) (in medieval England) a manorial steward who supervised the daily affairs of the manor: often a villein elected by his fellows
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in medieval England) a manorial steward who supervised the daily affairs of the manor: often a villein elected by his fellows
5. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Canadian government (in certain provinces) a president of a local council, esp in a rural area
6. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (formerly) a minor local official in any of several parts of England and the US
7. (Historical Terms) (formerly) a minor local official in any of several parts of England and the US
[Old English gerēva; related to Old High German ruova number, array]

reeve

(riːv)
vb (tr) , reeves, reeving, reeved or rove (rəʊv)
1. (Nautical Terms) to pass (a rope or cable) through an eye or other narrow opening
2. (Nautical Terms) to fasten by passing through or around something
[C17: perhaps from Dutch rēven reef2]

reeve

(riːv)
n
(Animals) the female of the ruff (the bird)
[C17: of uncertain origin]

reeve1

(riv)

n.
1. an administrative officer of a town or district.
2. (in Canada) the presiding officer of a village or town council.
3. a steward or overseer of a medieval manor.
4. (in Anglo-Saxon times) a person of high rank representing the crown.
[before 900; Middle English (i)reve, Old English gerēfa high official, literally, head of a rōf array, number (of soldiers); compare sheriff]

reeve2

(riv)

v.t. rove reeved, reev•ing.
1. to pass (a rope or the like) through a hole, ring, or the like.
2. to fasten by placing through or around something.
[1620–30; < Dutch reven to reef; see reef2]

reeve3

(riv)

n.
the female of the ruff, Philomachus pugnax. Also called ree.
[1625–35; orig. uncertain]

reeve


Past participle: reeved/rove
Gerund: reeving

Imperative
reeve
reeve
Present
I reeve
you reeve
he/she/it reeves
we reeve
you reeve
they reeve
Preterite
I reeved/rove
you reeved/rove
he/she/it reeved/rove
we reeved/rove
you reeved/rove
they reeved/rove
Present Continuous
I am reeving
you are reeving
he/she/it is reeving
we are reeving
you are reeving
they are reeving
Present Perfect
I have reeved/rove
you have reeved/rove
he/she/it has reeved/rove
we have reeved/rove
you have reeved/rove
they have reeved/rove
Past Continuous
I was reeving
you were reeving
he/she/it was reeving
we were reeving
you were reeving
they were reeving
Past Perfect
I had reeved/rove
you had reeved/rove
he/she/it had reeved/rove
we had reeved/rove
you had reeved/rove
they had reeved/rove
Future
I will reeve
you will reeve
he/she/it will reeve
we will reeve
you will reeve
they will reeve
Future Perfect
I will have reeved/rove
you will have reeved/rove
he/she/it will have reeved/rove
we will have reeved/rove
you will have reeved/rove
they will have reeved/rove
Future Continuous
I will be reeving
you will be reeving
he/she/it will be reeving
we will be reeving
you will be reeving
they will be reeving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been reeving
you have been reeving
he/she/it has been reeving
we have been reeving
you have been reeving
they have been reeving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been reeving
you will have been reeving
he/she/it will have been reeving
we will have been reeving
you will have been reeving
they will have been reeving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been reeving
you had been reeving
he/she/it had been reeving
we had been reeving
you had been reeving
they had been reeving
Conditional
I would reeve
you would reeve
he/she/it would reeve
we would reeve
you would reeve
they would reeve
Past Conditional
I would have reeved/rove
you would have reeved/rove
he/she/it would have reeved/rove
we would have reeved/rove
you would have reeved/rove
they would have reeved/rove
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reeve - female ruffreeve - female ruff        
Philomachus pugnax, ruff - common Eurasian sandpiper; the male has an erectile neck ruff in breeding season
Verb1.reeve - pass a rope through; "reeve an opening"
pass through - cause to move through; "Pass a chemical through a solution"
2.reeve - pass through a hole or opening; "reeve a rope"
pass through - cause to move through; "Pass a chemical through a solution"
3.reeve - fasten by passing through a hole or around something
pass through - cause to move through; "Pass a chemical through a solution"
Translations

reeve

1 [riːv] VT (Naut) [+ rope, cable] (= fasten) → asegurar (con cabo); (= thread) → pasar por un ojal

reeve

2 [riːv] N (Hist) → juez mf local

reeve

1
n
(Hist) → Vogt m
(in Canada) → ˜ Gemeindevorsteher(in) m(f)

reeve

2
vt (Naut: = thread) → einscheren; (= fasten)festmachen
References in classic literature ?
Horatio Reeve was the most interesting beau I ever had.
The poem of John the Reeve, or Steward, mentioned by Bishop Percy, in the Reliques of English Poetry,* is
Besides, bethink you how low is our purse, with bailiff and reeve ever croaking of empty farms and wasting lands.
In addition to his stellar work ethic and avionics abilities, Reeves skill at smoking pork and beef roasts, ribs, and Italian sausages is legendary.
VIC Reeves and Bob Mortimer have announced the long-awaited second-leg of their nationwide tour.
Always being curious is something that's important to me," Reeves said.
Reeves Vic Best Known for: Being Bob Mortimer's mate.
One of Parker's deputies was Bass Reeves, the first black man sworn in to the post.
The claim of inappropriate behaviour against Will Reeves was made by a senior executive at an unfair dismissal hearing.
THE snow could not stop the Griffin's latest 'Sixteen' from going ahead or Duncan Reeves coming out on top.
After all, that was why she had married Jack Reeves in the first place.
Although she has since quit teaching, Ms Reeves has now been hit with an "indefinite" ban from the profession after being found guilty of unacceptable professional conduct at a General Teaching Council (GTC) hearing in Birmingham.