[ reev ]
/ riv /
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verb (used with or without object), reived, reiv·ing.Chiefly Scot.
to rob; plunder.
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Origin of reive
First recorded in 1860–65; variant of reave1
OTHER WORDS FROM reivereiver, noun
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How to use reive in a sentence
I was sure that a French reiver's lance could never be the end of the Master,' George opened his eyes.
They are prisoners to latroni—un routier—sceleratissimo—reiver—Balchenburg!'
Ere the Dwarf could collect himself to reply, the Reiver of Westburnflat set spurs to his horse.The Black Dwarf|Sir Walter Scott
Craning my neck forward, I saw under a broadened fringe of moonlight the roan horse with the ruddy-bearded reiver beside him.Border Ghost Stories|Howard Pease
Run off with me, as the Red Reiver and all these nice, interesting sort of people used to do long ago.The Guinea Stamp|Annie S. Swan
British Dictionary definitions for reive
/ (riːv) /
(intr) Scot and Northern English dialect to go on a plundering raid
Derived forms of reivereiver, noun
Word Origin for reive
variant of reave 1
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