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Definitions of rive

  1. separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument; "cleave the bone" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. tear or be torn violently; "The curtain ripped from top to bottom"; "pull the cooked chicken into strips" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. To rend asunder by force; to split; to cleave; as, to rive timber for rails or shingles. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To be split or rent asunder. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A place torn; a rent; a rift. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To split or tear apart. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Rived. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Riven. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Riving. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. To tear asunder: to split. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. To be split asunder:-pa.t. rived; pa.p. rived, riven. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. To rend asunder; split. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. To rend or split, as timber. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. To be rent. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. A rent or tear. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. To rend asunder by force. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. To split; to rend or burst asunder; to be split. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. r[=i]v, v.t. to tear asunder: to split: to pierce: to explode.--v.i. to be split asunder:--pa.t. r[=i]ved; pa.p. r[=i]ved, riv'en.--n. that which is torn. [Scand., Ice. rífa, to rive; Dut. rijven, Ger. reiben.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  19. r[=i]v, n. a bank: shore.--v.i. to land. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  20. (rived; riven, rarely rived). Rend, cleave, wrench away or off or from, strike asunder, (archaic, poet.); (of artisan) split (wood, stone), make (laths) by splitting, whence river n.; be split, gape under blow &c., (of wood &c.) admit of splitting. [old Norse] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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