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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 reeve /ˈriv/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Reeve n. Zool. The female of the ruff.
 Reeve, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rove p. pr. & vb. n. Reeving.]  Naut. To pass, as the end of a rope, through any hole in a block, thimble, cleat, ringbolt, cringle, or the like.
 Reeve, n.  An officer, steward, bailiff, or governor; -- used chiefly in compounds; as, shirereeve, now written sheriff; portreeve, etc.
 Re·ëx·am·i·na·ble a. Admitting of being reexamined or reconsidered.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Reve, n.  An officer, steward, or governor. [Usually written reeve.] [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : female ruff
      v 1: pass a rope through; "reeve an opening"
      2: pass through a hole or opening; "reeve a rope"
      3: fasten by passing through a hole or around something
      [also: rove]