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REEVE (rove)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does reeve mean? 

REEVE (noun)
  The noun REEVE has 1 sense:

1. female ruff

  Familiarity information: REEVE used as a noun is very rare.


REEVE (verb)
  The verb REEVE has 3 senses:

1. pass a rope through
2. pass through a hole or opening
3. fasten by passing through a hole or around something

  Familiarity information: REEVE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


REEVE (noun)


Sense 1reeve [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Female ruff

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("reeve" is a kind of...):

Philomachus pugnax; ruff (common Eurasian sandpiper; the male has an erectile neck ruff in breeding season)


REEVE (verb)


Sense 1reeve [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pass a rope through

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

reeve an opening

Hypernyms (to "reeve" is one way to...):

pass through (cause to move through)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2reeve [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pass through a hole or opening

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

reeve a rope

Hypernyms (to "reeve" is one way to...):

pass through (cause to move through)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 3reeve [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fasten by passing through a hole or around something

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Hypernyms (to "reeve" is one way to...):

pass through (cause to move through)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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