5 letter words ending in ive

Alive (a.) Having life, in opposition to dead; living; being in a state in which the organs perform their functions; as, an animal or a plant which is alive.

Alive (a.) In a state of action; in force or operation; unextinguished; unexpired; existent; as, to keep the fire alive; to keep the affections alive.

Alive (a.) Exhibiting the activity and motion of many living beings; swarming; thronged.

Alive (a.) Sprightly; lively; brisk.

Alive (a.) Having susceptibility; easily impressed; having lively feelings, as opposed to apathy; sensitive.

Alive (a.) Of all living (by way of emphasis).

Blive (adv.) Quickly; forthwith.

Chive (n.) A filament of a stamen.

Chive (n.) A perennial plant (Allium Schoenoprasum), allied to the onion. The young leaves are used in omelets, etc.

Drive (v. t.) To impel or urge onward by force in a direction away from one, or along before one; to push forward; to compel to move on; to communicate motion to; as, to drive cattle; to drive a nail; smoke drives persons from a room.

Drive (v. t.) To urge on and direct the motions of, as the beasts which draw a vehicle, or the vehicle borne by them; hence, also, to take in a carriage; to convey in a vehicle drawn by beasts; as, to drive a pair of horses or a stage; to drive a person to his own door.

Drive (v. t.) To urge, impel, or hurry forward; to force; to constrain; to urge, press, or bring to a point or state; as, to drive a person by necessity, by persuasion, by force of circumstances, by argument, and the like.

Drive (v. t.) To carry or; to keep in motion; to conduct; to prosecute.

Drive (v. t.) To clear, by forcing away what is contained.

Drive (v. t.) To dig Horizontally; to cut a horizontal gallery or tunnel.

Drive (v. t.) To pass away; -- said of time.

Drive (v. i.) To rush and press with violence; to move furiously.

Drive (v. i.) To be forced along; to be impelled; to be moved by any physical force or agent; to be driven.

Drive (v. i.) To go by carriage; to pass in a carriage; to proceed by directing or urging on a vehicle or the animals that draw it; as, the coachman drove to my door.

Drive (v. i.) To press forward; to aim, or tend, to a point; to make an effort; to strive; -- usually with at.

Drive (v. i.) To distrain for rent.

Drive (p. p.) Driven.

Drive (n.) The act of driving; a trip or an excursion in a carriage, as for exercise or pleasure; -- distinguished from a ride taken on horseback.

Drive (n.) A place suitable or agreeable for driving; a road prepared for driving.

Drive (n.) Violent or rapid motion; a rushing onward or away; esp., a forced or hurried dispatch of business.

Drive (n.) In type founding and forging, an impression or matrix, formed by a punch drift.

Drive (n.) A collection of objects that are driven; a mass of logs to be floated down a river.

Naive (a.) Having native or unaffected simplicity; ingenuous; artless; frank; as, naive manners; a naive person; naive and unsophisticated remarks.

Ogive (n.) The arch or rib which crosses a Gothic vault diagonally.

Olive (n.) A tree (Olea Europaea) with small oblong or elliptical leaves, axillary clusters of flowers, and oval, one-seeded drupes. The tree has been cultivated for its fruit for thousands of years, and its branches are the emblems of peace. The wood is yellowish brown and beautifully variegated.

Olive (n.) The fruit of the olive. It has been much improved by cultivation, and is used for making pickles. Olive oil is pressed from its flesh.

Olive (n.) Any shell of the genus Oliva and allied genera; -- so called from the form. See Oliva.

Olive (n.) The oyster catcher.

Olive (n.) The color of the olive, a peculiar dark brownish, yellowish, or tawny green.

Olive (n.) One of the tertiary colors, composed of violet and green mixed in equal strength and proportion.

Olive (n.) An olivary body. See under Olivary.

Olive (n.) A small slice of meat seasoned, rolled up, and cooked; as, olives of beef or veal.

Olive (a.) Approaching the color of the olive; of a peculiar dark brownish, yellowish, or tawny green.

Shive (n.) A slice; as, a shive of bread.

Shive (n.) A thin piece or fragment; specifically, one of the scales or pieces of the woody part of flax removed by the operation of breaking.

Shive (n.) A thin, flat cork used for stopping a wide-mouthed bottle; also, a thin wooden bung for casks.

Skive (n.) The iron lap used by diamond polishers in finishing the facets of the gem.

Skive (v. t.) To pare or shave off the rough or thick parts of (hides or leather).

Slive (v. i.) To sneak.

Slive (v. t.) To cut; to split; to separate.

Stive (v. t.) To stuff; to crowd; to fill full; hence, to make hot and close; to render stifling.

Stive (v. i.) To be stifled or suffocated.

Stive (n.) The floating dust in flour mills caused by the operation or grinding.

Swive (v. t.) To copulate with (a woman).

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