reive

[ reev ]
/ riv /
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verb (used with or without object), reived, reiv·ing. Chiefly Scot.

to rob; plunder.

Nearby words

  1. reiterant,
  2. reiterate,
  3. reiteration,
  4. reiterative,
  5. reith,
  6. reject,
  7. rejectamenta,
  8. rejectee,
  9. rejection,
  10. rejection region

Origin of reive

First recorded in 1860–65; variant of reave1

Related formsreiv·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for reivers

reive

/ (riːv) /

verb

(intr) Scot and Northern English dialect to go on a plundering raid
Derived Formsreiver, noun

Word Origin for reive

variant of reave 1

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