4 letter words ending in ive

Cive (n.) Same as Chive.

Dive (v. i.) To plunge into water head foremost; to thrust the body under, or deeply into, water or other fluid.

Dive (v. i.) Fig.: To plunge or to go deeply into any subject, question, business, etc.; to penetrate; to explore.

Dive (v. t.) To plunge (a person or thing) into water; to dip; to duck.

Dive (v. t.) To explore by diving; to plunge into.

Dive (n.) A plunge headforemost into water, the act of one who dives, literally or figuratively.

Dive (n.) A place of low resort.

Five (a.) Four and one added; one more than four.

Five (n.) The number next greater than four, and less than six; five units or objects.

Five (n.) A symbol representing this number, as 5, or V.

Give (n.) To bestow without receiving a return; to confer without compensation; to impart, as a possession; to grant, as authority or permission; to yield up or allow.

Give (n.) To yield possesion of; to deliver over, as property, in exchange for something; to pay; as, we give the value of what we buy.

Give (n.) To yield; to furnish; to produce; to emit; as, flint and steel give sparks.

Give (n.) To communicate or announce, as advice, tidings, etc.; to pronounce; to render or utter, as an opinion, a judgment, a sentence, a shout, etc.

Give (n.) To grant power or license to; to permit; to allow; to license; to commission.

Give (n.) To exhibit as a product or result; to produce; to show; as, the number of men, divided by the number of ships, gives four hundred to each ship.

Give (n.) To devote; to apply; used reflexively, to devote or apply one's self; as, the soldiers give themselves to plunder; also in this sense used very frequently in the past participle; as, the people are given to luxury and pleasure; the youth is given to study.

Give (n.) To set forth as a known quantity or a known relation, or as a premise from which to reason; -- used principally in the passive form given.

Give (n.) To allow or admit by way of supposition.

Give (n.) To attribute; to assign; to adjudge.

Give (n.) To excite or cause to exist, as a sensation; as, to give offense; to give pleasure or pain.

Give (n.) To pledge; as, to give one's word.

Give (n.) To cause; to make; -- with the infinitive; as, to give one to understand, to know, etc.

Give (v. i.) To give a gift or gifts.

Give (v. i.) To yield to force or pressure; to relax; to become less rigid; as, the earth gives under the feet.

Give (v. i.) To become soft or moist.

Give (v. i.) To move; to recede.

Give (v. i.) To shed tears; to weep.

Give (v. i.) To have a misgiving.

Give (v. i.) To open; to lead.

Hive (n.) A box, basket, or other structure, for the reception and habitation of a swarm of honeybees.

Hive (n.) The bees of one hive; a swarm of bees.

Hive (n.) A place swarming with busy occupants; a crowd.

Hive (v. t.) To collect into a hive; to place in, or cause to enter, a hive; as, to hive a swarm of bees.

Hive (v. t.) To store up in a hive, as honey; hence, to gather and accumulate for future need; to lay up in store.

Hive (v. i.) To take shelter or lodgings together; to reside in a collective body.

-ive () An adjective suffix signifying relating or belonging to, of the nature of, tending to; as affirmative, active, conclusive, corrective, diminutive.

Kive (n.) A mash vat. See Keeve.

Live (v. i.) To be alive; to have life; to have, as an animal or a plant, the capacity of assimilating matter as food, and to be dependent on such assimilation for a continuance of existence; as, animals and plants that live to a great age are long in reaching maturity.

Live (v. i.) To pass one's time; to pass life or time in a certain manner, as to habits, conduct, or circumstances; as, to live in ease or affluence; to live happily or usefully.

Live (v. i.) To make one's abiding place or home; to abide; to dwell; to reside.

Live (v. i.) To be or continue in existence; to exist; to remain; to be permanent; to last; -- said of inanimate objects, ideas, etc.

Live (v. i.) To enjoy or make the most of life; to be in a state of happiness.

Live (v. i.) To feed; to subsist; to be nourished or supported; -- with on; as, horses live on grass and grain.

Live (v. i.) To have a spiritual existence; to be quickened, nourished, and actuated by divine influence or faith.

Live (v. i.) To be maintained in life; to acquire a livelihood; to subsist; -- with on or by; as, to live on spoils.

Live (v. i.) To outlast danger; to float; -- said of a ship, boat, etc.; as, no ship could live in such a storm.

Live (v. t.) To spend, as one's life; to pass; to maintain; to continue in, constantly or habitually; as, to live an idle or a useful life.

Live (v. t.) To act habitually in conformity with; to practice.

Live (a.) Having life; alive; living; not dead.

Live (a.) Being in a state of ignition; burning; having active properties; as, a live coal; live embers.

Live (a.) Full of earnestness; active; wide awake; glowing; as, a live man, or orator.

Live (a.) Vivid; bright.

Live (a.) Imparting power; having motion; as, the live spindle of a lathe.

Live (n.) Life.

Rive (v. t.) To rend asunder by force; to split; to cleave; as, to rive timber for rails or shingles.

Rive (v. i.) To be split or rent asunder.

Rive (n.) A place torn; a rent; a rift.

Vive () Long live, that is, success to; as, vive le roi, long live the king; vive la bagatelle, success to trifles or sport.

Vive (a.) Lively; animated; forcible.

Wive (v. i.) To marry, as a man; to take a wife.

Wive (v. t.) To match to a wife; to provide with a wife.

Wive (v. t.) To take for a wife; to marry.





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