As a noun greave
is (obsolete) a bush; a tree; a grove or greave
can be (obsolete) a ditch or trench or greave
can be a piece of armour that protects the leg, especially the shin.
As a verb greave
is (nautical|transitive) to clean (a ship's bottom); to grave.
As an adjective grieve is
From (etyl) greve, from (etyl) . See (l).
(obsolete) A bush; a tree; a grove.
(obsolete) A bough; a branch.
From (etyl) greve, greyve, from (etyl) .
(obsolete) A ditch or trench.
From (etyl) greve, grayve, from (etyl) , of unknown origin.
From greaves, animal fat.
(nautical) To clean (a ship's bottom); to grave.
From the conjugated forms of (etyl) .
To cause sorrow or distress to.
* Bible, Eph. iv. 30
- Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God.
To feel very sad about; to mourn; to sorrow for.
- The maidens grieved themselves at my concern.
To experience grief.
(archaic) To harm.
To submit or file a grievance.
* 2009 D'Amico, Rob , Editor, Texas Teacher , published by Texas AFT (affiliate of American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO); "Austin classified employees gain due process rights", April 2009, p14:
- to grieve one's fate
- Even if the executive director rules against the employee on appeal, the employee can still grieve the termination to the superintendent followed by an appeal to the [...] Board of Trustees.
From (etyl) .
(obsolete) A governor of a town or province.
(chiefly, Scotland) A manager or steward, e.g. of a farm.
* Sir Walter Scott
- Their children were horsewhipped by the grieve .