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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cleave \Cleave\ (kl[=e]v), v. t. [imp. Cleft (kl[e^]ft), Clave (kl[=a]v, Obs.), Clove (kl[=o]v, Obsolescent); p. p. Cleft, Cleaved (kl[=e]vd) or Cloven (kl[=o]"v'n); p. pr. & vb. n. Cleaving.] [OE. cleoven, cleven, AS. cle['o]fan; akin to OS. klioban, D. klooven, G. klieben, Icel. klj[=u]fa, Sw. klyfva, Dan. kl["o]ve and prob. to Gr. gly`fein to carve, L. glubere to peel. Cf. Cleft.] 1. To part or divide by force; to split or rive; to cut. [1913 Webster] O Hamlet, thou hast cleft my heart in twain. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To part or open naturally; to divide. [1913 Webster] Every beast that parteth the hoof, and cleaveth the cleft into two claws. --Deut. xiv. 6. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cleave \Cleave\ (kl[=e]v), v. i. [imp. Cleaved (kl[=e]vd), Clave (kl[=a]v, Obs.); p. p. Cleaved; p. pr. & vb. n. Cleaving.] [OE. cleovien, clivien, cliven, AS. cleofian, clifian; akin to OS. klib[=o]n, G. kleben, LG. kliven, D. kleven, Dan. kl[ae]be, Sw. klibba, and also to G. kleiben to cleve, paste, Icel. kl[imac]fa to climb. Cf. Climb.] 1. To adhere closely; to stick; to hold fast; to cling. [1913 Webster] My bones cleave to my skin. --Ps. cii. 5. [1913 Webster] The diseases of Egypt . . . shall cleave unto thee. --Deut. xxviii. 60. [1913 Webster] Sophistry cleaves close to and protects Sin's rotten trunk, concealing its defects. --Cowper. [1913 Webster] 2. To unite or be united closely in interest or affection; to adhere with strong attachment. [1913 Webster] Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife. --Gen. ii. 24. [1913 Webster] Cleave unto the Lord your God. --Josh. xxiii. 8. [1913 Webster] 3. To fit; to be adapted; to assimilate. [Poetic.] [1913 Webster] New honors come upon him, Like our strange garments, cleave not to their mold But with the aid of use. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Clave \Clave\ (kl[=a]v), imp. of Cleave. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]