Definition of Clive

1. Noun. British general and statesman whose victory at Plassey in 1757 strengthened British control of India (1725-1774).

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:

Clive Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Clive Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Clive

Clipper chip
Clipper chips
Clitocybe clavipes
Clitocybe dealbata
Clitocybe inornata
Clitocybe irina
Clitocybe nuda
Clitocybe robusta
Clitocybe subconnexa
Clitoria mariana
Clitoria turnatea
Clive (current term)
Clive Sinclair
Clive Staples Lewis
Clk3 kinase
Cloquet's canal
Cloquet's hernia
Cloquet's septum
Cloquet's space

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 ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Clive

Search for Clive on!Search for Clive on!Search for Clive on Google!Search for Clive on Wikipedia!