Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Keeve (Page: 810)

Keeve (?), n. [AS. cf, fr. L. cupa a tub, cask; also, F. cuve. Cf. Kive, Coop.]

1. (Brewing) A vat or tub in which the mash is made; a mash tub. Ure.

2. (Bleaching) A bleaching vat; a kier.

3. (Mining) A large vat used in dressing ores.


Keeve (Page: 810)

Keeve, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Keeved (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Keeving.]

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

2. To heave; to tilt, as a cart. [Prov. Eng.]