- 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: Middle 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
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transitive verb sheaved sheaved, sheav·ing, sheaves sheaves
Origin: From sheaf.
Origin: Middle English sheve; see skei- in Indo-European roots.