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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Clive, Robert Clive, Baron Clive, Baron Clive of Plasseynoun

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


  1. Clivenoun

    - someone who lived near a cliff ( clif).

  2. Clivenoun

    derived from the surname. Popular in Britain in mid-twentieth century.

  3. Etymology: From cliven, from klyfja, klufða, from kleubanan, from gleubʰ-. Cognate with cleofan. More at cleave.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Cleve, Clif, Clive

    In composition, at the beginning or end of the proper name of a place, denotes it to be situated on the side of a rock or hill; as Cleveland, Clifton, Stancliff.


  1. Clive

    Clive is a name. People and fictional characters with the name include:


  1. clive

    The name Clive is an English masculine given name derived from the English surname Clive, which originates from a place name meaning "cliff" in Old English. Notable people with this name include Clive Staples Lewis, a British writer and lay theologian, and Clive Owen, an English actor. It is not frequently used as a first name in the United States, making it fairly unique.


  1. Clive

    Clive is a city in Dallas and Polk counties in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 Census the population is at 15,447. It is part of the Des Moines–West Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area. Clive is known for its outstanding Greenbelt Park and trail system running through the entire community. Considered "Distinct By Nature" the community offers a high quality of life for its residents through its recreation offerings and one of the most recognized Public Art Programs in the state. Clive serves as the axis of the western Des Moines suburbs, being located between Urbandale and West Des Moines along the major transportation corridors of I-35, I-80 and I-235.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. clive

    An old spelling of cliff.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. CLIVE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Clive is ranked #74375 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Clive surname appeared 260 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Clive.

    82.3% or 214 total occurrences were White.
    6.5% or 17 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    5.3% or 14 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    3.8% or 10 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Clive in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Clive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Clive in a Sentence

  1. Michael Mmoh:

    I don’t know if I’m going to finally wake up or something. It just doesn’t seem real, the past 48 hours has been a complete whirlwind from going from being ready to go back home, booking a flight, packing my bags. I was supposed to leave yesterday. Andy Murray of Great Britain reacts during the change over in their round two singles match against Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia during day four of the 2023 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 19, 2023 in Melbourne, Australia. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Andy Murray left fuming as hes not allowed to use toilet during five-set marathon at Australian Open.

  2. Crispin Sinclair:

    My father Clive Sinclair is obviously famous for his computers in the early days and obviously the C5 back in the 80s, this particular project has kind of been my own, but I guess growing up with someone who makes and invents products and takes it all the way through to production I guess that's inevitably an influence on the way I've done the business.

  3. Iga Swiatek of Poland:

    Two years ago, winning this title was something amazing. Honestly, I would n’t expect Clive Brunskill/Getty Images ever. But this time I feel like I worked hard and did everything to get here, even though it was really tough, the pressure was big.

  4. Alexander Ludwig:

    By the end Clive and I were just shaking, we were so tired, the shower afterwards was the most incredible Zen feeling in the world. I just sat down and let the water fall over me.

  5. Clive Standen:

    Clive and I had all this gear on, and there was a rain machine, and when the gear gets wet it gets heavy, and we were cold and soaking and had sand stuck in our clothes.

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