from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Clive, Robert. Baron Clive of Plassey. 1725-1774. British soldier and statesman who was instrumental in securing Great Britain's interests in India.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A topographic surname - someone who lived near a cliff ( Old English clif).
  • proper n. A male given name derived from the surname. Popular in Britain in mid-twentieth century.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To climb; ascend.
  • A Middle English form of cleave.
  • n. Burdock or agrimony.
  • n. An obsolete form of cliff.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. British general and statesman whose victory at Plassey in 1757 strengthened British control of India (1725-1774)


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