• WordNet 3.6
    • v reeve fasten by passing through a hole or around something
    • v reeve pass through a hole or opening "reeve a rope"
    • v reeve pass a rope through "reeve an opening"
    • n reeve female ruff
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Sheriff came from Shire Reeve. During early years of feudal rule in England, each shire had a reeve who was the law for that shire. When the term was brought to the United States it was shortened to Sheriff.
    • n Reeve an officer, steward, bailiff, or governor; -- used chiefly in compounds; as, shirereeve, now written sheriff; portreeve, etc.
    • n Reeve (Zoöl) The female of the ruff.
    • v. t Reeve (Naut) To pass, as the end of a pope, through any hole in a block, thimble, cleat, ringbolt, cringle, or the like.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Before beginning his movie career, Keanu Reeves managed a pasta shop in Toronto, Canada.
    • n reeve A steward; a prefect; a bailiff; a business agent. The word enters into the composition of some titles, as borough-reeve, hog-reeve, portreeve, sheriff (shire-reeve), town-reeve, etc., and is itself in use in Canada and in some parts of the United States.
    • n reeve A foreman in a coal-mine.
    • reeve An obsolete variant of reave.
    • reeve Nautical, to pass or run through any hole in a block, thimble, cleat, ring-bolt, cringle, etc., as the end of a rope.
    • n reeve A bird, the female of the ruff, Machetes pugnax, See Pavoncella, and cut under ruff.
    • reeve To run (a ship) through narrow channels in a shoal or through openings in an ice-pack, after the fashion of a rope through the hole in a block, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Keanu Reeves is afraid of the dark.
    • n Reeve rēv a steward or other officer (now used only in composition, as in sheriff)—a title applied to several classes of old English magistrates over various territorial areas, as borough-reeves, over boroughs; port-reeves, in trading towns, in ports; high-reeves, &c.
    • v.t Reeve rēv to pass the end of a rope through any hole, as the channel of a block
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. reve, AS. gerēfa,. Cf. Sheriff
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Reef (2).


In literature:

R. REEVES, Pool Anthony, Tiverton.
"Notes and Queries, Number 194, July 16, 1853" by Various
R. REEVES, Pool Anthony, Tiverton.
"Notes and Queries, Number 195, July 23, 1853" by Various
R. REEVES, Pool Anthony, Tiverton.
"Notes and Queries, Number 196, July 30, 1853" by Various
Banks, of Reeve, Case & Banks, afterward of Stanton, Sheldon & Co., later Sheldon, Banks & Co., and then of H.W.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
ALEXANDER A. REEVES, Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas.
"Harper's Young People, September 21, 1880" by Various
Frank," said Jack Reeves, shaking my hand furiously when I appeared on the forecastle, "you're a trump and no mistake.
"Graham's Magazine, Vol. XXXII No. 4, April 1848" by Various
He discovered that one Joyce and another negro named Alex Reeves were implicated in the movement.
"Negro Migration during the War" by Emmett J. Scott
John Reeve bought largely of the books; but before two months had elapsed Reeve himself was no more.
"A Walk from London to Fulham" by Thomas Crofton Croker
Muggleton and Reeve, notices of, 80.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 5, January-June, 1852" by Various
The architect was Mr. C. Reeves, of London, the builder Mr. Huddleston, of Lincoln.
"A History of Horncastle from the earliest period to the present time" by James Conway Walter

In poetry:

'Happier I, with loss of all,
Hunted, outlawed, held in thrall,
With few friends to greet me,
Than when reeve and squire were seen,
Riding our from Aberdeen,
With bared heads to meet me.
"Barclay Of Ury" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

John A Jane, the actor's attending physician, said Mr Reeve 's ability to flex his right trapezius, a shoulder muscle in the back, and to make some movement on his left side "means that impulses are getting through the area of injury.".
Reeve 's mother and two brothers called her after Wednesday's game.
"It is not about one play," Reeve said.
Amber Reeve Dutton/Brady Diamond Backs Basketball Jesse Werdahl Choteau Bulldogs Basketball.
Lynx's Reeve takes last look back before leaping ahead.
Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve is done savoring last year's WNBA title and is embracing the challenge of repeating.
Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve .
Reeve Lindbergh On Her Mother's Life And Writings.
" Ripper " by Amy Carol Reeves is a historical fiction novel set in London during the year 1888.
Keanu Reeves' '47 Ronin ' delayed for second time -- to Christmas 2013.
0 The cast of "47 Ronin " -- from left, Rinko Kikuchi, Tadanobu Asano, Hiroyuki Sanada, Keanu Reeves and Kou Shibasaki -- with director Carl Rinsch, right.
Universal actioner, based on Japanese legend, stars Keanu Reeves.
Rinko Kikuchi, Tadanobu Asano, Hiroyuki Sanada, Keanu Reeves, Kou Shibasaki, Carl Rinsch.
Reeves takes reins at University of Mississippi School of Dentistry .
After more than two years as interim dean, Dr Gary Reeves has been appointed dean of the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry .

In science:

In Bridges, Calude, Gibbons, Reeves, and Witten, editors, Combinatorics, Complexity, and Logic – Proceedings of DMTCS ’96 , pages 194 –213.
Fixed-parameter tractability, definability, and model checking
The production of 7Li by galactic cosmic-ray nucleosynthesis shown in Figure 3, is accompanied by the production of the heavier intermediate elements Be and B (Reeves, Fowler, & Hoyle 1970; Meneguzzi, Audouze, & Reeves 1971).
The Evolution of He4 and LiBeB
Reeves, H., “On the origin of the light elements (Z < 6)”, Rev.
The Confrontation between General Relativity and Experiment
Another study finds a high correlation between the flux rope acceleration and the thermal energy release rate, even when the reconnection rate is fast (Reeves 2006).
Astrophysics in 2006
In particular, the test of Waddell (1995) gives nearly identical results to that of the far more computationally expensive routines of Reeves and Goldman.
Measuring Fit of Sequence Data to Phylogenetic Model: Gain of Power using Marginal Tests