reeve n : female ruff
1 pass a rope through; "reeve an opening"
2 pass through a hole or opening; "reeve a rope"
3 fasten by passing through a hole or around something [also: rove]
- Rhymes: -iːv
EtymologyOld English rēfa, an apheticism of ġerēfa.
- A local official, the chief magistrate of an area.
- The president of a township or municipal district council.
- To pass a rope through a hole or opening.
Reeve may refer to:
- Reeve (England), an official elected annually by the serfs to supervise lands for a lord
- Shire reeve, an office position that originated the term Sheriff
- Vogt, an official in many European countries, often translated reeve
- Reeve Tuesti, a fictional character from the video game Final Fantasy VII
- "Reeve", a song by Nick Hinton
- "The Reeve's Prologue and Tale" from The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer
People with the surname Reeve:
- Arthur B. Reeve (1880–1936), American author
- Arthur W.V. Reeve, Scouting New Zealand notable, awardee of the Bronze Wolf in 1979
- Christopher Reeve (1952–2004), actor, director, producer and writer
- Clara Reeve (1729–1807), English novelist
- Dana Reeve (1961–2006), actress, singer and activist
- Henry Reeve (1813–1895), English journalist
- James H. Reeve (born 1954), UK broadcaster, journalist, raconteur and radio phone-in host
- John Reeve (1608- 1658), English prophet and author
- Philip Reeve (born 1966), British author and illustrator
- Simon Reeve (UK television presenter) (born 1972), British author and TV presenter
- Simon Reeve (Australian television presenter) (born 1955), Australian television presenter and host
reeve in German: Reeve
reeve in Polish: Wójt
reeve in Swedish: Fogde
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