Keeve (?), n. [AS. cf, fr. L. cupa a tub, cask; also, F. cuve. Cf. Kive, Coop.]

1. Brewing

A vat or tub in which the mash is made; a mash tub.

Ure.

2. Bleaching

A bleaching vat; a kier.

3. Mining

A large vat used in dressing ores.

 

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Keeve, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Keeved (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Keeving.]

1.

To set in a keeve, or tub, for fermentation.

2.

To heave; to tilt, as a cart.

[Prov. Eng.]

 

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