Definition of Rive

1. Verb. Tear or be torn violently. "They rive the sheets"; "Pull the cooked chicken into strips"

Exact synonyms: Pull, Rend, Rip
Generic synonyms: Bust, Rupture, Snap, Tear
Derivative terms: Rip, Rip



2. Verb. Separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument. "The girls rive the wooden sticks"; "Cleave the bone"
Exact synonyms: Cleave, Split
Specialized synonyms: Maul, Laminate
Generic synonyms: Tear
Related verbs: Cleave
Derivative terms: Cleavage, Cleaver, Cleft, Split, Split, Splitter, Splitter

Definition of Rive

1. v. t. To rend asunder by force; to split; to cleave; as, to rive timber for rails or shingles.

2. v. i. To be split or rent asunder.

3. n. A place torn; a rent; a rift.

Definition of Rive

1. Verb. (transitive archaic except in past participle) To tear apart by force; to split; to cleave. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive archaic) To pierce or cleave with a weapon. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To break apart; to split. ¹

4. Verb. In woodworking, to use a technique of splitting or sawing wood radially from a log (e.g. clapboards). ¹

5. Noun. A place torn; a rent; a rift. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rive

1. to tear apart [v RIVED, RIVEN, RIVING, RIVES]

Medical Definition of Rive

1. 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." (Chaucer) "The scolding winds have rived the knotty oaks." (Shak) "Brutus hath rived my heart." (Shak) Origin: Icel. Rifa, akin to Sw. Rifva to pull asunder, burst, tear, Dan. Rive to rake, pluck, tear. Cf. Reef of land, Rifle a gun, Rift, Rivel. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rive

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rivalless
rivalling
rivalries
rivalrous
rivalrously
rivalry
rivalry of retina
rivals
rivalship
rivalships
rivaroxaban
rivas
rivastigmine
rive (current term)
rived
rivel
rivelled
rivelling
rivels
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river
river-bank
river-bed
river-type fish
river bank
river banks
river basin
river basins

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