verb (used with object), rived, rived or riv·en, riv·ing.
verb (used without object), rived, rived or riv·en, riv·ing.
Origin of rive
Examples from the Web for rive
But she was not to come in as a wedge to rive her from this man.The Rustler of Wind River|G. W. Ogden
There was a lightning in his eyes which seemed to rive the spectator.Patrick Henry|Moses Coit Tyler
I meant them to rive; and see how the cowards have scampered off from them.The Kangaroo Hunters|Anne Bowman
On the Rive Gauche, the walks at nightfall are more difficult to indicate.Paris Vistas|Helen Davenport Gibbons
It began at its northernly end in 1855 as boulevard Sbastopol, Rive Gauche.Historic Paris|Jetta S. Wolff
verb rives, riving, rived, rived or riven (ˈrɪvən) (usually passive)
Word Origin for rive
"tear in pieces, strike asunder," c.1200, from a Scandinavian source akin to Old Norse rifa "to tear apart" (cf. Swedish rifva, Danish rive "scratch, tear"), from PIE root *rei- "to scratch, tear, cut" (see riparian).