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gyves

gyves is a plural form of gyve

gyve

Definition:

a shackle for the ankles or feet

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Usage:

archaic

Plural:

gyves

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Of Celtic origin; liken Welsh gefyn ("fetter,shackle"), Irish geibbionn...
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Shackle | gyve

a U-shaped piece of metal secured with a clevis pin or bolt across the opening, or a hinged metal loop secured with a quick-release locking pin mechanism. The term also applies to handcuffs and other similarly conceived restraint devices that function... (41 of 1019 words, 3 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Shackle

Collins Dictionary:

gyve [archaic] | fetters [synonym, sense-specific]

[transitive] to shackle or fetter | [plural] fetters (7 of 249 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/gyve

Wiktionary:

gyve | gyves [plural] | gyved [past tense] | gyving [present participle] | give [sense-specific]

A shackle or fetter, especially for the leg. | to shackle, fetter, chain (12 of 85 words, 2 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/gyve

Oxford Dictionary:

gyve | gyves | gyved [derived]

(usually "gyves") [archaic] | a fetter or shackle (7 of 45 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/gyve

American Heritage Dictionary:

gyve | gyved [past tense] | gyving [present participle] | gyves [3rd-person singular present]

A shackle or fetter, especially for the leg. | To shackle or fetter. (12 of 25 words, 2 definitions)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/gyve

Random House Dictionary:

gyve | gyved [past tense] | gyving [present participle] | gyves [sense-specific] | fetter [synonym, sense-specific]

[archaic] : a shackle, especially for the leg; fetter. | to shackle. (11 of 23 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/gyve

Merriam-Webster:

gyve | fetter [synonym] | shackle [synonym]

"fetter", "shackle" (2 of 20 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/gyve

New World Dictionary:

gyve [archaic] | shackle [synonym] | gyved | gyving

fetter; shackle (2 of 16 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/gyve

Macmillan British Dictionary:

fetter [transitive] | fettered [past tense] | fettering [present participle] | fetters [3rd-person singular present]

[literary] to limit someone's freedom to do what they want | to put chains on a prisoner's feet (17 of 50 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/fetter

Cambridge Dictionary:

fetter

[literary] to keep someone within limits or stop them making progress | to tie someone to a place by putting chains around their ankles (23 of 38 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/fetter

Britannica Encyclopedia:

bond [brickwork]

in masonry, systematic arrangement of bricks or other building units composing a wall or structure in such a way as to ensure its stability and ... (25 of 258 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/72777​/bond

bond [finance]

in finance, a loan contract issued by local, state, or national governments and by private corporations specifying an obligation to return borrowed ... (22 of 430 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/72771​/bond

bond [law]

In law, a formal written agreement by which a person undertakes to perform a certain act. Failure to perform the act obligates the person to pay a sum ... (28 of 94 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/1365552​/bond

Columbia Encyclopedia:

bond | junk bond

in finance, usually a formal certificate of indebtedness issued in writing by governments or business corporations in return for loans. It bears ... (22 of 304 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/bus​/A​0808227​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

gyve | gyves [plural] | gyved [past tense] | gyving [present participle]

a shackle or fetter, usually for the leg (usually used in the plural) | to shackle or fetter somebody, especially by the leg (22 of 56 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861616001​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

gyve | gyves [plural] | gyved [past tense] | gyving [present participle]

Origin: Of Celtic origin; liken Welsh gefyn ("fetter,shackle"), Irish geibbionn ("fetters"), Gaelic geimheal ("fetter, chain, shackle")

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/gyve

New World Dictionary:

gyve [archaic]

Origin: Middle English give from Anglo-French gyves, plural from unknown origin

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/gyve

Collins Dictionary:

gyve [archaic]

First use: 13th century

Origin: of unknown origin

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/gyve

Oxford Dictionary:

gyve | gyves

Origin: Middle English: of unknown origin

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/gyve

American Heritage Dictionary:

gyve | gyved [past tense] | gyving [present participle] | gyves [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: From Middle English gives, gyves.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/gyve

Merriam-Webster:

gyve

First use: 13th century

Origin: Middle English

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/gyve

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

gyve [archaic]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "gyve"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/gyve

the Free Dictionary:

gyve

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "gyve"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "gyve" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/gyve

Google Dictionary:

gyve | gyves [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "gyve"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=gyve

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

gyve

Audio: North American pronunciation of "gyve"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=gyve​0002 word=gyve

gyve

Audio: North American pronunciation of "gyve"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=gyve​0001 word=gyve

YourDictionary Audio:

gyve

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "gyve"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/gyve

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