Definition of keeve in English:


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Pronunciation: /ki:v
(also kieve)


A tub or vat for holding liquid, especially in brewing or bleaching.
More example sentences
  • The ground meal or grist is next thoroughly mixed with very warm water in large tuns or keeves for a period of about two hours.
  • Possible brewers were identified by the possession of various pieces of basic equipment which might potentially have been used for brewing, including keeves and tubs.
  • She lit a fire, put a kettle of water on to boil and got out a keeve, or basin, for washing.


Old English cȳf, perhaps of Germanic origin.

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