- Sheave is defined as to gather and bind into a collection, often done with grain plants.
An example of sheave is to group together wheat.
Origin of sheaveMiddle English sheve, variant, variety of schive ; from Old English an unverified form scife, akin to German scheibe, disk ; from Indo-European an unverified form skeip- ; from base an unverified form skei-, to cut from source sheath
Origin of sheaveMiddle English sheve; see skei- in Indo-European roots.
Akin to German Scheibe, late Old Norse skífa (“slice”). For more see shive.
(third-person singular simple present sheaves, present participle sheaving, simple past and past participle sheaved)
- to gather and bind into a sheaf