verb[with object] (usually be steeved) Back to top
Mid 17th century: of unknown origin.
Words that rhyme with steeveachieve, believe, breve, cleave, conceive, deceive, eve, greave, grieve, heave, interleave, interweave, khedive, leave, misconceive, naive, Neve, peeve, perceive, reave, receive, reive, relieve, reprieve, retrieve, sheave, sleeve, Steve, Tananarive, Tel Aviv, thieve, underachieve, upheave, weave, we've, Yves
- British & World English dictionary
Entry from British & World English dictionary
Late 15th century (as a verb): from Old French estiver or Spanish estibar, from Latin stipare 'pack tight'. The noun is first recorded as a 19th-century US term.
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