Shive definition

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A broad, shallow cork, as for a wide-mouthed bottle.
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A slice, especially of bread.
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A beam or plank of split wood.
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A flat, wide cork for plugging a large hole.
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(paper-makin) A particle of impurity in finished paper.
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Alternative form of shiv.
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Alternative spelling of shiva.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
shive
Plural:
shives

Origin of shive

  • A parallel form of sheave, from a Proto-Germanic base which probably existed in Old English (though is not attested before the Middle English period). Cognate with German Scheibe, late Old Norse skífa (“slice"), brauðskífa (“slice of bread") (whence Danish skive (“disc, slice")), Dutch schijf (“disc, slice").

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  • From a Proto-Germanic base which probably existed in Old English (though is not attested before the Middle English period). Cognate with German Schebe, Dutch scheef.

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  • Variant of shiv.

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  • See shiva

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