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

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats