Reeve may refer to:
*Reeve (England), an official elected annually by the serfs to supervise lands for a lord
*Reeve (Canada), an elected chief executive in some small rural municipalities, although the position is called Mayor in most municipalities in Canada today
*Shire reeve, an office position that originated the term Sheriff
*Vogt, an official in many European countries, often translated "reeve"
*Reeve Tuesti, a fictional character from the video game "Final Fantasy VII"
*"Reeve", a song by Nick Hinton
*"The Reeve's Prologue and Tale" from "The Canterbury Tales" by Chaucer

Reeve may also be:
*A female Ruff (bird)

People with the surname Reeve:
*Arthur B. Reeve (1880–1936), American author
*Arthur W.V. Reeve, Scouting New Zealand notable, awardee of the Bronze Wolf in 1979
*Christopher Reeve (1952–2004), actor, director, producer and writer
*Clara Reeve (1729–1807), English novelist
*Dana Reeve (1961–2006), actress, singer and activist
*Henry Reeve (1813–1895), English journalist
*James H. Reeve (born 1954), UK broadcaster, journalist, raconteur and radio phone-in host
*John Reeve (1608- 1658), English prophet and author
*Philip Reeve (born 1966), British author and illustrator
*Simon Reeve (UK television presenter) (born 1972), British author and TV presenter
*Simon Reeve (Australian television presenter) (born 1955), Australian television presenter and host

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  • Reeve — (auch Bailif , deutsch Vogt , frz. Bailiare ) ist ein englischer Familienname. Er stammt aus dem normannisch geprägten England, wo der Reeve ein Vertreter des Earl (Graf) war, der Verwalter, Steuereintreiber und Schöffe (Ankläger und Richter)… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Reeve — (r?v), n. (Zo[ o]l.) The female of the ruff. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reeve — Reeve, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rove} (r?v); p. pr. & vb. n. {Reeving}.] [Cf. D. reven. See {Reef}, n. & v. t.] (Naut.) To pass, as the end of a pope, through any hole in a block, thimble, cleat, ringbolt, cringle, or the like. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reeve — Reeve, n. [OE. reve, AS. ger[=e]fa. Cf. {Sheriff}.] an officer, steward, bailiff, or governor; used chiefly in compounds; as, shirereeve, now written sheriff; portreeve, etc. Chaucer. Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reeve — (spr. Rihw), Clara, geb. 1725 zu Ipswich in Suffolk, Tochter eines Pfarrers; st. 1803; sie übersetzte Barclay s Argenis unter dem Titel: Der Phönix, 1762, u. schr. die Romane: Der Jugendheld, 1777; Die beiden Erzieher; Die Verbannung, od.… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Reeve —   [riːv], Clara, englische Schriftstellerin, * Ipswich 23. 1. 1729, ✝ ebenda 3. 12. 1807; beeinflusst von H. Walpoles »The castle of Otranto« verfasste sie Schauerromane (Gothic Novel), die zu den wichtigsten der Gattung gehören (z. B. »The… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • reeve — [ri:v] n [: Old English; Origin: gerefa] 1.) the official who is in charge of the town governments in some Canadian ↑provinces 2.) an English law officer in the past …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • reeve — [ riv ] noun count 1. ) the president of a town council in Canada 2. ) someone whose job was to look after a large house in Britain in MEDIEVAL times …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • reeve — steward, O.E. gerefa, of unknown origin and with no known cognates. Not connected to Ger. Graf (see MARGRAVE (Cf. margrave)). An Anglo Saxon official of high rank, having local jurisdiction under a king. Cf. SHERIFF (Cf. sheriff) …   Etymology dictionary

  • reeve — ► NOUN historical ▪ a local official, in particular the chief magistrate of a town or district in Anglo Saxon England. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

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