Deave
Deave Deave, v. t. [See {Deafen}.] To stun or stupefy with noise; to deafen. [Scot.] [1913 Webster]

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  • deave — deave; deave·ly; …   English syllables

  • Deave — This interesting and most unusual surname with variant spellings Deave and Deeves derives from the Old English pre seventh Century word deaf , deaf, deave being the inflected forms deafum , deafe , hence the name was probably a nickname for a… …   Surnames reference

  • deave — /deev/, v.t., deaved, deaving. Chiefly Scot. to make deaf; deafen. [bef. 1050; ME deven, OE deafian (in adeafian to grow DEAF; see A 3)] * * * …   Universalium

  • deave — I Cleveland Dialect List to deafen, stupefy or stun with noise: a din fit to seave yan II North Country (Newcastle) Words to deafen, to stupify with noise, to din …   English dialects glossary

  • deave — ˈdēv transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Middle English deven, from Old English dēafian (as in ādēafian to become deaf), from dēaf deaf more at deaf 1. dialect Britain : to stun or stupefy with noise : deafen 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • deavely — deave·ly …   English syllables

  • Deaves — This interesting and most unusual surname with variant spellings Deave and Deeves derives from the Old English pre seventh Century word deaf , deaf, deave being the inflected forms deafum , deafe , hence the name was probably a nickname for a… …   Surnames reference

  • Deeves — This interesting and most unusual surname with variant spellings Deave and Deeves derives from the Old English pre seventh Century word deaf , deaf, deave being the inflected forms deafum , deafe , hence the name was probably a nickname for a… …   Surnames reference

  • deeve — ˈdēv variant of deave * * * deeve obs. form of deaf, deave v …   Useful english dictionary

  • deve — variant of deave * * * deve obs. f. deave v. to deafen and of dive v …   Useful english dictionary

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