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  1. keeve(Noun)

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

  2. keeve(Noun)

    A bleaching vat; a kier.

  3. keeve(Noun)

    A large vat used in dressing ores.

  4. keeve(Verb)

    To set in a keeve, or tub, for fermentation.

  5. keeve(Verb)

    To heave; to tilt, as a cart.

  6. Origin: Derived from Old English "cȳf" meaning a vat. (Macdonald, A. M., ed. (1972) Chambers Twentieth Century Dictionary; new ed. Edinburgh: Chambers; p. 719)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Keeve(noun)

    a vat or tub in which the mash is made; a mash tub

  2. Keeve(noun)

    a bleaching vat; a kier

  3. Keeve(noun)

    a large vat used in dressing ores

  4. Keeve(verb)

    to set in a keeve, or tub, for fermentation

  5. Keeve(verb)

    to heave; to tilt, as a cart

  6. Origin: [AS. cf, fr. L. cupa a tub, cask; also, F. cuve. Cf. Kive, Coop.]

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