Definition of Clive
1. Noun. British general and statesman whose victory at Plassey in 1757 strengthened British control of India (1725-1774).
Generic synonyms: Full General, General, National Leader, Solon, Statesman
Definition of Clive
1. Proper noun. (surname topographic from=Old English dot=) - someone who lived near a cliff ( (etyl ang en) ''clif''). ¹
2. Proper noun. (surnames male given name) derived from the surname. Popular in Britain in mid-twentieth century. ¹
3. Verb. (intransitive) To climb; ascend. ¹
4. Noun. Burdock or agrimony. ¹
5. Verb. (transitive) To split; separate; cleave; chop. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Clive
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1887)
"Clive returned for a brief space to his civil employment, but before many months had elapsed circumstances occurred which induced him again to exchange the ..."
2. History of England, from the Peace of Utrecht to the Peace of Versailles by Philip Henry Stanhope Stanhope (1858)
"Mr. Sulivan, the paramount Director until the appearance of Clive, ... Clive, according to his own account, spent in this manner no less a sum than 100 ..."
3. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1909)
"Clive had already alienated the civil service to such an extent that an ... It is in a crisis of this nature that Clive appears almost a Titanic figure. ..."
4. Works by Manuel Márquez Sterling, William Makepeace Thackeray, Leslie Stephen, Louise Stanage (1899)
"Clive IN NEW QUARTERS. Y wife was much better pleased with Clive than with some ... Clive executed a capital head of Major Pendennis, which now hangs in our ..."