• WordNet 3.6
    • v rive separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument "cleave the bone"
    • v rive tear or be torn violently "The curtain ripped from top to bottom","pull the cooked chicken into strips"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Rive A place torn; a rent; a rift.
    • v. i Rive To be split or rent asunder. "Freestone rives , splits, and breaks in any direction."
    • v. t Rive To rend asunder by force; to split; to cleave; as, to rive timber for rails or shingles. "I shall ryve him through the sides twain.""The scolding winds have rived the knotty oaks.""Brutus hath rived my heart."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • rive To split; cleave; rend asunder by force: as, to rive timber for rails, etc., with wedges; the oak is riven.
    • rive To cause to pierce; thrust.
    • rive To pierce; stab.
    • rive To explode; discharge.
    • rive Synonyms See rend.
    • rive To be split or rent asunder; fall apart.
    • n rive A place torn; a rent; a tear.
    • n rive That which is torn, as with the teeth.
    • n rive A rake.
    • rive An obsolete or dialectal form of rife.
    • n rive Bank; shore.
    • rive To land; arrive.
    • rive To go; travel.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Rive rīv to tear asunder: to split: to pierce: to explode
    • v.i Rive to be split asunder:—pa.t. rīved; pa.p. rīved, riv′en
    • n Rive that which is torn
    • n Rive rīv a bank: shore
    • v.i Rive to land
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Icel. rīfa, akin to Sw. rifva, to pull asunder, burst, tear, Dan. rive, to rake, pluck, tear. Cf. Reef of land, Rifle a gun, Rift Rivel


In literature:

A constant occupation for men and boys was making rived or shaved shingles.
"Home Life in Colonial Days" by Alice Morse Earle
Dey wus rived out of blocks of trees about 3-6 and 8ft in length.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
Madame Julie Rive-King, noted American pianist, made her debut in Cincinnati, O.
"Annals of Music in America" by Henry Charles Lahee
What I want to 'rive at is as to using cuss words and unproper language where the angel hears it.
"A Waif of the Mountains" by Edward S. Ellis
It is like the riving of timber.
"Dwellers in the Hills" by Melville Davisson Post
But she was not to come in as a wedge to rive her from this man.
"The Rustler of Wind River" by G. W. Ogden
It struck down into their hearts with a sharp, riving stab of sympathy, which nothing but sobs would relieve.
"The Bondboy" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
They has it civered with boards they rive out the woods.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves." by Work Projects Administration
The Abbe Rive was one of those men of letters, of whom there are not a few who pass all their lives in preparations.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
C. Rives has resigned his seat in Congress.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones

In poetry:

A storm stooped on the place of tombs
With bolts to blast and rive;
But these be names of many men
The lightning found alive.
"For A War Memorial" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
"But grant, kind Heaven! thou ne'er may'st know
The pangs I now impart;
Nor ever feel the parting blow
That rives a husband's heart.
"Sir Eldred Of The Bower : A Legendary Tale: In Two Parts" by Hannah More
Deeply surely I need to deplore it,
Wondering why my master bore it,
The riving off that race
So at home, time was, to his truth and grace
"The Loss Of The Eurydice" by Gerard Manley Hopkins
Now of the cloak was Signy ware
And sorely sorrow her heart did rive,
She thought: “The ill tale all is told,
No longer is there need to live.”
"Hafbur And Signy" by William Morris
O when will it end, this appalling strife,
With its reckless waste of human life,
Its riving of highest, holiest ties,
Its tears of anguish and harrowing sighs,
Its ruined homes from which hope has fled,
Its broken hearts and its countless dead?
"When Will It End?" by Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon
I was content, O Sea, to be free for a space from striving,
Content as the brown weed is, at rest on rocks in the sun,
When the salt tide is out, and the surf no more is riving
At its roots, or swirling and bidding it sway where the white waves run.
"Resurgence" by Cale Young Rice

In news:

Rives Potts' McCurdy and Rhodes 48-foot Carina ?takes the first-place St David's Lighthouse Trophy for the second time in a row at this year's running of the 2012 Newport Bermuda Race.
For quite a few years now, we've been reading about riving knives on table saws, and they are undoubtedly a great safety device that has long been a standard feature on European table saws.
47 year old Rives Miller Grogan is charged with disorderly conduct.
This is a guest post by Wendy S Goffe, a trusts and estates lawyer with Stoel Rives in Seattle.
Does anyone out there know of a riving knife that can be adapted or whatever to an early model Steel City cabinet saw.
Jim Roe of Rives Junction can do something unusual.
Wimp , 75, of Caruthersville, formerly of the Rives Community, died at Caruthersville Nursing Center in Caruthersville, Mo.
The Bismarck Century High School volleyball team will get its title rematch with Grand Forks Red Rive.
Claire LaPointe Rives Bowman .
This is a guest post by Wendy S. Goffe, a trusts and estates lawyer with Stoel Rives in Seattle.
Bowhunter Will Rives took this net 172 4/8 whitetail in December 2010 in Jefferson County, Miss.
D riving from Michigan in his Ford F150 pickup truck, David Curson arrived in Washington a week ago.
Photo by Courtesy of the Mississippi Rive.
View of All Around Storage, 201 Bridge and Susquehanna Rive looking south.
Rives Grogan, 47, climbed a tree and began shouting anti-abortion messages during the debate festival at Centre College on Thursday.

In science:

We shall use the notations of Sec.3, where the conjugation Hε , transforming a perturbation of the map Sε (ω , x) = (τ ω , S0 x + εψω (x)) of the torus Ω × T2 into a noiseless map S0 (ω , x) = (τ ω , S0 x), has been de′ , x′ )←→ (ω , x + hω (x)) ≡ rived.
A fluctuation theorem in a random environment
G (X )≤n and D− rived categories of CG (X ), respectively.
Purity and decomposition theorems for staggered sheaves
Jorgensen, W. L. and Tirado-Rives, J. (cid:147)The OPLS potential functions for proteins: Energy minimizations for crystals of cyclic peptides and crambin.(cid:148) J.
Folding@Home and Genome@Home: Using distributed computing to tackle previously intractable problems in computational biology
This can be easily de rived by observing that a clause is not NAE-satisfied for the following edge connections.
Bounds on Threshold of Regular Random $k$-SAT
W. The prob lems has been dis cussed ex ten sively in for steady-state 1-D heat con duc tion prob lems in view of ad e quacy of heat trans fer equa tion de rived through en tropy minimization ap proach and the Fou rier equa tion.
Research Note on a Parabolic Heat-Balance Integral Method with Unspecified Exponent: An Entropy Generation Approach in Optimal Profile Determination