Definition of keeve in English:

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Pronunciation: /kiːv/
(also kieve)


A tub or vat for holding liquid, especially in brewing or bleaching.
Example sentences
  • Traditionally, a keeve might be set up in November and the bottling carried out in April.
  • All the salted meats in the keeves had disappeared.
  • The capacity of the kieves fixes the basic capacity of the brewery.


Old English cȳf, perhaps of Germanic origin.

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