verb (used with or without object), reived, reiv·ing. Chiefly Scot.
Origin of reive
OTHER WORDS FROM reivereiv·er, noun
Words nearby reive
Example sentences from the Web for reiver
He was troubled in his own mind over his attempts to make himself "worthy of the friendship" of Mrs. Reiver.
Reiver though he be, he has fought for the holy sepulchre, and has worn golden spurs.Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland Volume 18|Alexander Leighton
Mrs. Reiver had broken him of talking about himself, and made him talk about her own merits.
I was sure that a French reiver's lance could never be the end of the Master,' George opened his eyes.Two Penniless Princesses|Charlotte M. Yonge
He learned to take thankfully dances which Mrs. Reiver had no intention of giving him.