Rive may refer to:

  • Rive, Piedmont, a town in Piedmont, Italy
  • Rive d'Arcano, a town in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
  • to tearing or rendering something apart, separating by striking, splitting or cleaving.
  • to rend, harrow, or distress emotionally
  • A woodworking technique of splitting wood radially from a log
  • from French rive meaning "riverbank": the parts of Paris north and south of the River Seine, see Rive droite and Rive gauche

Famous quotes containing the word rive:

    He looked as if he wished to rive new war material out of the wombs of the mothers.
    —Anonymous. Quoted in Ellen Key, War, Peace and the Future, ch. 9 (1916)

    Blunt wedges rive hard knots.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)