Grieve (?), Greeve, n. [AS. gerfa. Cf. Reeve an officer.]

A manager of a farm, or overseer of any work; a reeve; a manorial bailiff.


Their children were horsewhipped by the grieve. Sir W. Scott.


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Grieve (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Grieved (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Grieving.] [OE. greven, OF. grever, fr. L. gravare to burden, oppress, fr. gravis heavy. See Grief.]


To occasion grief to; to wound the sensibilities of; to make sorrowful; to cause to suffer; to affect; to hurt; to try.

Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God. Eph. iv. 30.

The maidens grieved themselves at my concern. Cowper,


To sorrow over; as, to grieve one's fate.



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Grieve, v. i.

To feel grief; to be in pain of mind on account of an evil; to sorrow; to mourn; -- often followed by at, for, or over.

Do not you grieve at this. Shak.


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