What is cleave?

  • (verb): Make by cutting into.
    Example: "The water is going to cleave a channel into the rock"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on cleave:

Tse Tse Fly (band) - History
... Dorrington (guitars), Lockey (vocals, bass) and Cleave (vocals, guitar) formed the band in 1988, although their first release was not until 1992, the Duckweed Smuggled Home EP, by which time ... After the album's release, Lockey and Cleave both joined The Wedding Present, effectively ending Tse Tse Fly ... Cleave was also a member of Cinerama ...
The Other Hand - Themes
... Cleave feels there exists a "general lethargy" about the way asylum-seekers are treated in Britain, and though he believes he is not a political writer, the book begins ... providing a safe haven for people fleeting (sic) persecution and conflict." Cleave questioned "If a government can't even successfully proof-read such a fundamental document, how seriously can ... talk about it all the time, but people don't stop to think about what it means." —Chris Cleave, CBC News The novel also deals with the issue of globalisation ...
People With Surname Van Cleave
... Ira Van Cleave, American football coach Nathan Van Cleave (1910-1970), American composer and orchestrator Ryan G ... Van Cleave (born 1972), American author and teacher ...
The Other Hand - Style
... Having spent almost two years working on the novel, Cleave decided upon using the dual narrative, as "This is a story of two worlds the developed and the developing ... feature of the novel is the lack of detail Cleave gives regarding elements of Little Bee's past ... Cleave intended for the story as a whole never to be fully explicit, relying instead on readers' interpretation of the characters' dialogue ...
Thomas L. Cleave
... Thomas Latimer (Peter) Cleave (1906–1983) was a surgeon captain who researched the negative health effects of consuming refined carbohydrate (notably sugar and white flour ... Known as `Peter' to his friends and colleagues, Cleave was born in Exeter in 1906, and educated at Clifton College ...

More definitions of "cleave":

  • (verb): Come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation.
    Synonyms: cling, adhere, stick, cohere
  • (verb): Separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument.
    Example: "Cleave the bone"
    Synonyms: split, rive

Famous quotes containing the word cleave:

    The old coat that I wear is Concord; it is my morning robe and study gown, my working dress and suit of ceremony, and my nightgown after all. Cleave to the simplest ever. Home,—home,—home. Cars sound like cares to me.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Like a tale of little meaning though the words are strong;
    Chanted from an ill-used race of men that cleave the soil,
    Sow the seed, and reap the harvest with enduring toil,
    Storing yearly little dues of wheat, and wine and oil;
    Till they perish and they suffer—some, ‘tis
    whispered—down in hell
    Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892)

    Therefore shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
    Bible: Hebrew Genesis 2:24.