Cleaved
Cleave Cleave (kl[=e]v), v. i. [imp. {Cleaved} (kl[=e]vd), {Clave} (kl[=a]v, Obs.); p. p. {Cleaved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cleaving}.] [OE. cleovien, clivien, cliven, AS. cleofian, clifian; akin to OS. klib[=o]n, G. kleben, LG. kliven, D. kleven, Dan. kl[ae]be, Sw. klibba, and also to G. kleiben to cleve, paste, Icel. kl[=i]fa to climb. Cf. {Climb}.] 1. To adhere closely; to stick; to hold fast; to cling. [1913 Webster]

My bones cleave to my skin. --Ps. cii. 5. [1913 Webster]

The diseases of Egypt . . . shall cleave unto thee. --Deut. xxviii. 60. [1913 Webster]

Sophistry cleaves close to and protects Sin's rotten trunk, concealing its defects. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

2. To unite or be united closely in interest or affection; to adhere with strong attachment. [1913 Webster]

Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife. --Gen. ii. 24. [1913 Webster]

Cleave unto the Lord your God. --Josh. xxiii. 8. [1913 Webster]

3. To fit; to be adapted; to assimilate. [Poetic.] [1913 Webster]

New honors come upon him, Like our strange garments, cleave not to their mold But with the aid of use. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • cleaved — cleave1 «kleev», verb, cleft or cleaved or clove, cleft or cleaved or clo|ven, cleav|ing. –v.t. 1. a) to cut, divid …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cleaved — Cleave Cleave (kl[=e]v), v. i. [imp. {Cleaved} (kl[=e]vd), {Clave} (kl[=a]v, Obs.); p. p. {Cleaved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cleaving}.] [OE. cleovien, clivien, cliven, AS. cleofian, clifian; akin to OS. klib[=o]n, G. kleben, LG. kliven, D. kleven, Dan …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cleaved — Cleave Cleave (kl[=e]v), v. t. [imp. {Cleft} (kl[e^]ft), {Clave} (kl[=a]v, Obs.), {Clove} (kl[=o]v, Obsolescent); p. p. {Cleft}, {Cleaved} (kl[=e]vd) or {Cloven} (kl[=o] v n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cleaving}.] [OE. cleoven, cleven, AS. cle[ o]fan;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cleaved — Having to do with the appearance of cells when viewed under a microscope. The nucleus of cleaved cells appears divided or segmented …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • cleaved — adjective cleft or cloven See Also: cleave …   Wiktionary

  • cleaved — (klēvd) [A.S. clēofan] split or separated, as by cutting …   Medical dictionary

  • cleaved — kliːv v. split, separate; be split, be separated; pass through; part from v. cling to; attach oneself to; be singularly devoted to …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cleaved cell — see small cleaved follicular center c. and large cleaved follicular center c …   Medical dictionary

  • Cleaved Amplified Polymorphic Sequence — The Cleaved Amplified Polymorphic Sequence or CAPS method is a technique in molecular biology for the analysis of genetic markers. It is an extension to the Restriction Length Fragment Polymorphism (RFLP) method, using polymerase chain reaction… …   Wikipedia

  • Cleaved amplified polymorphic sequence — The cleaved amplified polymorphic sequence or CAPS method is a technique in molecular biology for the analysis of genetic markers. It is an extension to the Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism (RFLP) method, using polymerase chain reaction… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”