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Yes. The word rive is a Scrabble US word. The word rive is worth 7 points in Scrabble:

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4 letters words from 'rive'

RIVE 7VIER 7
VIRE 7 

3 letters words from 'rive'

IRE 3REI 3
REV 6VIE 6

2 letters words from 'rive'

ER 2RE 2

All 4 letters words made out of rive

rive irve rvie vrie ivre vire riev irev reiv eriv ierv eirv rvei vrei revi ervi veri evri iver vier ievr eivr veir evir

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word rive. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in rive.

Definitions and meaning of rive

rive

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ɹaɪv/
  • Rhymes: -aɪv

Etymology 1

From Middle English riven (to rive), of North Germanic origin, from Old Norse rífa (to rend, tear apart), from Proto-Germanic *rīfaną (to tear, scratch), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁reyp- (to crumble, tear).

Cognate with Danish rive (to tear), Old Frisian rīva (to tear), Old English ārǣfan (to let loose, unwrap), Old Norse ript (breach of contract, rift), Norwegian Bokmål rive (to tear) and Albanian rrip (belt, rope). More at rift.

Verb

rive (third-person singular simple present rives, present participle riving, simple past rived or rove, past participle rived or riven)

  1. (transitive, archaic except in past participle) To tear apart by force; to rend; to split; to cleave.
  2. (transitive, archaic) To pierce or cleave with a weapon.
  3. (intransitive) To break apart; to split.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queen, II.vi:
      The varlet at his plaint was grieu'd so sore, / That his deepe wounded hart in two did riue [].
    • 1728, John Woodward, An Attempt towards a Natural History of the Fossils of England
      Freestone i.e. that rives, splits, and breaks in any direction.
  4. (transitive, rare) To burst open; explode; discharge.
    • 1821, William Shakespeare, James Boswell, Richard Farmer, The Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare:
      Ten thousand French have ta'en the sacrament, To rive their dangerous artillery
  5. (woodworking) To use a technique of splitting or sawing wood radially from a log (e.g. clapboards).
Synonyms
  • (to rend asunder): cleave, rend, split
Translations
See also
  • rip
  • rib

Noun

rive (plural rives)

  1. A place torn; a rent; a rift.
Synonyms
  • (a place torn): rent, rift

Etymology 2

Compare Latin ripa (shore)

Noun

rive (plural rives)

  1. A bank or shore.

Verb

rive

  1. To land.

Anagrams

  • Iver, iver, vier, vire

Danish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /riːvə/, [ˈʁiːʋə], [ˈʁiːʊ]

Etymology 1

From Old Norse hrífa, derived from the verb Old Norse hrífa (to grip), from Proto-Germanic *hrībaną (to grip, snatch).

Noun

rive c (singular definite riven, plural indefinite river)

  1. rake
Inflection

Etymology 2

From Old Norse rífa, from Proto-Germanic *rīfaną, cognate with Swedish riva, English rive. In the sense, "to rake", it is derived from the noun.

Verb

rive (past tense rev, past participle revet, common gender attributive reven, plural or definite attributive revne)

  1. to grate
  2. to scratch, tear, rip
  3. to rake

Inflection


Finnish

Etymology

Probably from Swedish drev.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈriʋeˣ/, [ˈriʋe̞(ʔ)]
  • Rhymes: -iʋe
  • Syllabification: ri‧ve

Noun

rive

  1. oakum, tow

Declension

Derived terms

  • tervarive

Anagrams

  • revi, veri, vire

French

Etymology

From Old French, from Latin rīpa, from Proto-Indo-European *rey- (to cut, tear, scratch).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʁiv/

Noun

rive f (plural rives)

  1. bank (of a river)

Related terms

  • arriver
  • dériver
  • rivage
  • rivière

Further reading

  • “rive” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • ivre, vire, viré

Friulian

Etymology

From Latin rīpa.

Noun

rive f (plural rivis)

  1. slope, ascent
  2. shore

Related terms

  • rivâ
  • riviere

Haitian Creole

Etymology

From French arriver (happen)

Verb

rive

  1. happen

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈri.ve/
  • Rhymes: -ive
  • Hyphenation: rì‧ve

Noun

rive f

  1. plural of riva

Anagrams

  • ervi, veri

Latin

Noun

rīve

  1. vocative singular of rīvus

References

  • rive in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology 1

From Old Norse hrífa.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /riːvə/

Noun

rive f or m (definite singular riva or riven, indefinite plural river, definite plural rivene)

  1. a rake (garden and agricultural tool)

Etymology 2

From Old Norse rífa.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /riːvə/

Verb

rive (imperative riv, present tense river, passive rives, simple past rev or reiv, past participle revet, present participle rivende)

  1. to grate + av
  2. to scratch, tear, rip + av
Derived terms
  • løsrive
  • rivjern

References

  • “rive” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology 1

From Old Norse hrífa.

Noun

rive f (definite singular riva, indefinite plural river, definite plural rivene)

  1. a rake (garden and agricultural tool)

Etymology 2

Verb

rive (present tense riv, past tense reiv, supine rive, past participle riven, present participle rivande, imperative riv)

  1. Alternative form of riva

References

  • “rive” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Source: wiktionary.org
  • RIVA, in Shetland, a cleft in rock.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)