- Clever, but in a Wouldn't your mother be proud? kinda way.
You got all A's on your report? Well, aren't you cleaver?
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Cleaver — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Alice Cleaver (1889–1984), englisches Kindermädchen Blade Cleaver (* 1992), kanadischer Geschwindigkeitsskifahrer Eldridge Cleaver (1935–1998), US amerikanischer Schriftsteller Emanuel Cleaver (* 1944), US … Deutsch Wikipedia
Cleaver — Cleav er, n. One who cleaves, or that which cleaves; especially, a butcher s instrument for cutting animal bodies into joints or pieces. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
cleaver — late 15c., one who splits, agent noun from CLEAVE (Cf. cleave) (1). Originally one who splits boards with a wedge instead of sawing; attested as a surname from early 14c. Meaning butcher s chopper is from 1570s … Etymology dictionary
cleaver — ► NOUN ▪ a tool with a heavy broad blade, used for chopping meat … English terms dictionary
cleaver — [klēv′ər] n. [ CLEAVE1 + ER] a heavy cutting tool with a broad blade, used by butchers … English World dictionary
Cleaver — The word cleaver has a number of uses: Contents 1 Implement or device 2 In nature 3 People 4 Fictional characters 5 … Wikipedia
cleaver — /klee veuhr/, n. 1. a heavy, broad bladed knife or long bladed hatchet, esp. one used by butchers for cutting meat into joints or pieces. 2. a person or thing that cleaves. [1325 75; ME clevere. See CLEAVE2, ER1] * * * ▪ tool heavy, axlike… … Universalium
cleaver n — There was this one man show baker who prided himself on his bread. He would slice it to order, disdaining automatic slicers, saying that his way was much more effective for the end result. (He was dealing with the upper crust, of course.) Soon… … English expressions
Cleaver — I Cleaver [ kliːvə, englisch] der, s/ , Spaltkeil, Steinwerkzeug der frühen Altsteinzeit mit breiter Schneide und keilförmigem Längsschnitt; tritt meist zusammen mit Faustkeilen auf. II Cleaver [ kliːvə], Leroy Eldridge … Universal-Lexikon
Cleaver — This interesting name, with the variants Cleever and Clover, has two possible origins. The first being an official title for a mace bearer. The clavia, mace, or staff was an ensign of authority borne before magistrates. All the early recordings… … Surnames reference
cleaver — n. a butcher s; meat cleaver * * * [ kliːvə] meat cleaver a butcher s … Combinatory dictionary