a city in W North Rhine-Westphalia, in W Germany.

German Kleve.


[kley-vuh for 1; kleev for 2]


Per Te·o·dor [par tey-aw-dawr] /pær ˈteɪ ɔˌdɔr/, 1840–1905, Swedish chemist.
a male given name. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cleves

Historical Examples of cleves

  • He says, for instance, of Anne of Cleves, that she was the "ugliest woman that ever I saw."

    The Sea-Hawk

    Raphael Sabatini

  • The matter of the Duchy of Cleves was a pretext ready to his hand.

  • Elizabeth, with Anne of Cleves, had as yet refused to appear.

    The Reign of Mary Tudor

    W. Llewelyn Williams.

  • An invitation to battle was ever a welcome call to Adolf of Cleves.


    William Makepeace Thackeray

  • Adolf of Cleves could scarcely now lift the weapon over his head.


    William Makepeace Thackeray