Origin of steeve; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps or akin to Old French estive, tail of a plow ; from Classical Latin stiva, plow handle
Origin of steeveFrench estiver ; from Spanish or Portuguese estivar ; from Classical Latin stipare, to compress, cram: see stone
verbsteeved, steev·ing, steeves
Origin of steeveOrigin unknown.
transitive verbsteeved, steev·ing, steeves
Origin of steeveFrom Middle English steven, to stow, probably from Old Spanish estibar, to steeve, or from Old Catalan stivar, both from Latin st&imacron;pare.
(third-person singular simple present steeves, present participle steeving, simple past and past participle steeved)