Definitions of reave

  1.   To take away by violence or by stealth; to snatch away; to rob; to despoil; to bereave. [ Archaic]
  2.   To take away by violence:- pa. t. and pa. p. reft.
  3.   steal goods; take as spoils; " During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners"
  4.   To take away by violence or stealth.
  5.   To bereave.

Usage examples for reave

  1. All was silent in that room, the silence of the forest before the hurricane grasps it and bends it, and the lightnings reave its limbs. ” – The Bondboy by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
  2. Again at the end he says: " Delay not, Hubert, my orisons are ended, Begin I pray thee, reave me of my sight." ” – The Man Shakespeare by Frank Harris
  3. “ Mary would not reave these people until they could be taken care of by Christian workers. ” – White Queen of the Cannibals: The Story of Mary Slessor by A. J. Bueltmann
  4. Reave reft or reaved, reaving, reft or reaved. ” – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  5. Tend not to reave a wretched guiltless life. ” – Dramatic Technique by George Pierce Baker

Rhymes for reave