Associations to the word «Reeves»


REEVE, noun. (historical) Any of several local officials, with varying responsibilities.
REEVE, noun. (Canada) The president of a township or municipal district council.
REEVE, noun. (military) (historical) A proposed but unadopted commissioned rank of the Royal Air Force equivalent to wing commander.
REEVE, verb. (nautical) (dialect) To pass a rope through a hole or opening, especially so as to fasten it.
REEVE, noun. A female of the species Philomachus pugnax, a highly gregarious, medium-sized wading bird of Eurasia; the male is a ruff.
REEVE, proper noun. A surname​.

Dictionary definition

REEVE, noun. Female ruff.
REEVE, verb. Pass a rope through; "reeve an opening".
REEVE, verb. Pass through a hole or opening; "reeve a rope".
REEVE, verb. Fasten by passing through a hole or around something.

Wise words

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