verb (used with object), rove or reeved, roven or reeved, reeving. Nautical.
to pass (a rope or the like) through a hole, ring, or the like.
to fasten by placing through or around something.
to pass a rope through (the swallow of a block).
(English history) the local representative of the king in a shire (under the ealdorman) until the early 11th century Compare sheriff
(in medieval England) a manorial steward who supervised the daily affairs of the manor: often a villein elected by his fellows
(government:Canada) (in certain provinces) a president of a local council, esp in a rural area
(formerly) a minor local official in any of several parts of England and the US
verb (transitive) (nautical) reeves, reeving, reeved, rove (rəʊv)
to pass (a rope or cable) through an eye or other narrow opening
to fasten by passing through or around something
the female of the ruff (the bird)
adjective, Prosody. 1. (in sprung rhythm) of or relating to the completion of a metrical foot, incomplete at the end of one line, with a syllable or syllables from the beginning of the next line. adjective 1. (prosody) (in sprung rhythm) denoting a metrical foot left incomplete at the end of one line and completed […]
noun 1. a person who roves; wanderer. 2. Archery. a mark selected at random, as in a competition between two archers wandering over a specified area. one of a group of fixed marks at a long distance. an archer who shoots at such a mark. 3. Croquet. a ball that has been driven through all […]
noun 1. a courageous and principled person who is somewhat naïve and inexperienced.
adjective 1. roaming or wandering. 2. not assigned or restricted to any particular location, area, topic, etc.: a roving editor. 3. not assigned to any particular diplomatic post but having a special mission: a roving ambassador. noun 1. a soft strand of fiber that has been twisted, attenuated, and freed of foreign matter preparatory to […]