rive: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (rīv), [key]
— v., rived, rived riv•en, riv•ing.
- to tear or rend apart: to rive meat from a bone.
- to separate by striking; split; cleave.
- to rend, harrow, or distress (the feelings, heart, etc.).
- to split (wood) radially from a log.
- to become rent or split apart: stones that rive easily.
- rive (Thesaurus)