verb (used with object), rived, rived or riv·en, riv·ing.
verb (used without object), rived, rived or riv·en, riv·ing.
Words nearby rive
Origin of rive
OTHER WORDS FROM riveun·rived, adjective
Examples from the Web for riving
With a rending, riving sound the ship began to split in two, where the sharp back of the Mansie reef was sawing into her keel.The Captain of the Pole-Star and Other Tales|Arthur Conan Doyle
The work of riving Germany in pieces was not accomplished by Germans alone.The Thirty Years' War|Samuel Rawson Gardiner
It was like the riving of thunderbolts above the roar of floods—elemental, prophetic, threatening, ungovernable.Eben Holden|Irving Bacheller
Down fell the ruin, echoing along the street, and riving the solid pavement where it crashed!The Last Days of Pompeii|Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
Cortes replied with a thrust of the sword,—quick, but true, riving both the shield and the arm.The Fair God|Lew Wallace