- to rob; plunder.
Origin of reive
First recorded in 1860–65; variant of reave1
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Examples from the Web for reiver
Surmounting the wall, I approached the spot where I had seen the reiver first.Border Ghost Stories
There was nothing good about Mrs. Reiver, unless it was her dress.
There was no honesty about Mrs. Reiver; nothing but selfishness.
Because Mrs. Reiver was cold and hard, he said she was stately and dignified.
He learned to take thankfully dances which Mrs. Reiver had no intention of giving him.
- (intr) Scot and Northern English dialect to go on a plundering raid
variant of reave 1
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