cleave

  • 1 Cleave — may refer to: Cleave (fiber), a controlled break in optical fiber RAF Cleave, airbase in Cornwall, England, 1939 1945 People with surname Cleave Chris Cleave (born 1973), British journalist Egbert Cleave (fl. 1870s), American author John Cleave… …

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  • 2 Cleave — steht für: Cleave (Band), eine Rock Band aus Österreich Cleave ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Chris Cleave (* 1973), britischer Journalist und Schriftsteller Mary Louise Cleave (* 1947), amerikanische Astronautin Paul Cleave (* 1974),… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 3 Cleave — (kl[=e]v), v. i. [imp. {Cleaved} (kl[=e]vd), {Clave} (kl[=a]v, Obs.); p. p. {Cleaved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cleaving}.] [OE. cleovien, clivien, cliven, AS. cleofian, clifian; akin to OS. klib[=o]n, G. kleben, LG. kliven, D. kleven, Dan. kl[ae]be, Sw …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 cleave — [kli:v] v past tense cleaved , clove [kləuv US klouv] , or cleft [kleft] past participle cleaved , past tense cloven [ˈkləuvən US ˈklou ] or cleft [: Old English; Origin: cleofan. cleave to Old English clifian] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 5 Cleave — Cleave, v. i. To part; to open; to crack; to separate; as parts of bodies; as, the ground cleaves by frost. [1913 Webster] The Mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst. Zech. xiv. 4. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 cleave — cleave·land·ite; un·cleave; cleave; …

    English syllables

  • 7 cleave — Ⅰ. cleave [1] ► VERB (past clove or cleft or cleaved; past part. cloven or cleft or cleaved) 1) split or sever along a natural grain or line. 2) divide; split …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 Cleave — (kl[=e]v), v. t. [imp. {Cleft} (kl[e^]ft), {Clave} (kl[=a]v, Obs.), {Clove} (kl[=o]v, Obsolescent); p. p. {Cleft}, {Cleaved} (kl[=e]vd) or {Cloven} (kl[=o] v n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cleaving}.] [OE. cleoven, cleven, AS. cle[ o]fan; akin to OS.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 cleave — [ kliv ] verb transitive LITERARY to cut or break something into two parts with a lot of force cleave ,to phrasal verb transitive 1. ) to stay very close to someone, or to stay close together a ) to stick firmly to something 2. ) to keep… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 10 cleave — cling, *stick, adhere, cohere Analogous words: *fasten, attach, fix, affix: unite, *join, associate, link, combine, conjoin Antonyms: part Contrasted words: *separate, divorce, divide, sever, sunder: *detach …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 11 cleave — [v1] divide, split carve, chop, crack, cut, dissect, dissever, disunite, divorce, hack, hew, open, part, pierce, rend, rip, rive, separate, sever, slice, stab, sunder, tear asunder, whack; concepts 98,137,176 Ant. join, meld, unite cleave [v2]… …

    New thesaurus

  • 12 cleave — index bifurcate, break (separate), cohere (adhere), detach, disjoint, divide (separate) …

    Law dictionary

  • 13 cleave — klēv vt, cleaved; cleav·ing to subject to chemical cleavage <a protein cleaved by an enzyme> …

    Medical dictionary

  • 14 cleave — There are two words, both from Old English, with this spelling. One is a mostly literary word for ‘cut’, and has inflected forms (past) cleaved, clove, or cleft, and (past participle) cleaved or cloven. The adjective is cloven in cloven footed… …

    Modern English usage

  • 15 cleave — cleave1 [klēv] vt. cleaved or cleft or clove, cleaved or cleft or cloven, cleaving [ME cleven < OE cleofan; akin to Ger klieben < IE base * gleubh , to cut, slice > Gr glyphein, carve, L glubere, to peel] 1. to divide by a blow, as with… …

    English World dictionary

  • 16 cleave — {{11}}cleave (1) to split, O.E. cleofan to split, separate (class II strong verb, past tense cleaf, past participle clofen), from P.Gmc. *kleubanan (Cf. O.S. klioban, O.N. kljufa, Dan. klöve, Du. kloven, O.H.G. klioban, Ger. klieben to cleave …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 17 cleave to — (poetic/literary) 1 her tongue clove to the roof of her mouth: STICK (FAST) TO, adhere to, be attached to. 2 cleaving too closely to Moscow s line: ADHERE TO, hold to, abide by, be loyal/faithful to. → cleave * * * cleave to [phrasal verb …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 18 cleave — v. (formal) (d; intr.) ( to cling ) to cleave to (to cleave to old customs) * * * [kliːv] (formal) (d; intr.) ( to cling ) to cleave to (to cleave to old customs) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 19 cleave — [OE] There are two distinct verbs cleave in English, both of Germanic origin. Cleave ‘cut’ comes from Germanic *kleuban, which goes back to an Indo European base *gleubh (this also produced Greek glúphein ‘carve’, source of English hieroglyphics) …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 20 cleave — I [[t]kliv[/t]] v. i. cleaved (Archaic)clave; cleaved; cleav•ing. 1) to adhere closely; cling (usu. fol. by to) 2) to remain faithful: to cleave to one s principles[/ex] • Etymology: bef. 900; MEcleven, OE cleofian, c. OSclibon, OHG klebēn… …

    From formal English to slang


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