How To Spell Cleve?

Correct spelling: Cleve

What is the definition of Cleve?

  1. A cliff, as Cleveland, Clifton, Stancliff.


land of cliffs; hilly area; cliff, slope
Cleve as a boy's name is a variant of Cleveland (Old English) and Clive (Old English), and the meaning of Cleve is "land of cliffs; hilly area; cliff, slope".

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What are the usage examples for Cleve?

  1. Long centuries ago deep sorrow brooded over the walls of the castle at Cleve – Legends of the Rhine by Wilhelm Ruland
  2. So Sir W. Batten told his of the ten or twelve ships Sir G. Carteret did then tell us that upon the newes of the burning of the ships and towne the common people a Amsterdam did besiege De Witt's house, and he was force to flee to the Prince of Orange, who is gone to Cleve to the marriage of his sister. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke