Definition of Keeve

1. n. A vat or tub in which the mash is made; a mash tub.



2. v. t. To set in a keeve, or tub, for fermentation.

Definition of Keeve

1. Noun. (context: brewing) A vat or tub in which the mash is made; a mash tub. ''Ure.'' ¹

2. Noun. (context: bleaching) A bleaching vat; a kier. ¹

3. Noun. (context: mining) A large vat used in dressing ores. ¹

4. Verb. To set in a keeve, or tub, for fermentation. ¹

5. Verb. (context: Provincial English) To heave; to tilt, as a cart. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Keeve

1. a tub or vat [n -S]

Medical Definition of Keeve

1. 1. A vat or tub in which the mash is made; a mash tub. 2. A bleaching vat; a kier. 3. A large vat used in dressing ores. Origin: AS. Cf, fr. L. Cupa a tub, cask; also, F. Cuve. Cf. Kive, Coop. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Keeve

keepsaky
keepsies
keepy-uppy
keepy uppy
keercheef
keerful
keerfully
kees
keeshond
keeshonden
keeshonds
keester
keesters
keet
keets
keeve (current term)
keeved
keeves
keeving
kef
kefalograviera
kefalotiri
kefalotyri
keffe-kil
keffekil
keffel
keffels
keffiyah
keffiyahs
keffiyeh

Literary usage of Keeve

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1. The Travels Through England of Dr. Richard Pococke, Successively Bishop of by Richard Pococke, James Joel Cartwright (1888)
"... which, when the tinner sees rising, he washes over, and preserves the rough tin in the bottom of the sieve, which is now thrown out into another keeve, ..."

2. Report on the Geology of Cornwall, Devon and West Somerset by Henry Thomas De La Beche (1839)
"In 1778, the ore after being huddled was placed in a large vat, named a keeve, about one-third full of water, in which one workman kept stirring the water ..."

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