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Steve

[steev] /stiv/
noun
1.
a male given name, form of Steven or Stephen.

Reich

[rahykh] /raɪx/
noun
1.
Stephen Michael ("Steve") born 1936, U.S. composer.
2.
Wilhelm
[vil-helm] /ˈvɪl hɛlm/ (Show IPA),
1897–1957, Austrian psychoanalyst in the U.S.

Wozniak

[woz-nee-ak] /ˈwɒz niˌæk/
noun
1.
Stephen ("Steve") born 1950, U.S. computer engineer: cofounder of Apple Computer.

Biko

[bee-koh] /ˈbi koʊ/
noun
1.
Stephen Bantu ("Steve") 1946–77, South African antiapartheid activist killed in police custody.

Carlton

[kahrl-tuh n] /ˈkɑrl tən/
noun
1.
Stephen Norman ("Steve"; "Lefty") born 1944, U.S. baseball player.
2.
a male given name.
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Examples from the web for Steve
  • Bud also takes an interest in marcy when Steve leaves her, he actively pursues her.
  • This was an idea pitched by doug and Steve earlier in the movie.
  • Jack suspected Steve had kidnapped his wife, and angrily confronted him on the issue.
  • Kayla and Steve began to have an affair, unable to keep apart any longer.
  • A reporter named canby took pictures of Steve and kayla that night.
  • Kayla had agreed that Steve could do this, and jack was deeply touched by their gesture.
  • Believed to be one of the first songs written by Steve harris.
  • His nickname is junior as he is younger than his twin brother Steve by a few minutes.
  • Steve was run out, something that was to occur multiple times while they batted together.
  • Steve cotton is the captain of the rival team, the wild turkeys.
British Dictionary definitions for Steve

Wozniak

/ˈwɒznɪæk/
noun
1.
Steve, full name Stephan Gary Wozniak. born 1950, US computer scientist and executive: co-founder (with Steve Jobs, 1976) of Apple Inc

Carlton

/ˈkɑːltən/
noun
1.
a town in N central England, in S Nottinghamshire. Pop: 48 493 (2001)

Reich1

/raɪk; German raiç/
noun
1.
the Holy Roman Empire (First Reich)
2.
the Hohenzollern empire from 1871 to 1919 (Second Reich)
3.
the Weimar Republic from 1919 to 1933
4.
the Nazi dictatorship from 1933 to 1945 (Third Reich)
Word Origin
German: kingdom

Reich2

/raɪk; German raiç/
noun
1.
Steve. born 1936, US composer, whose works are characterized by the repetition and modification of small rhythmic motifs. His works include Drumming (1971), The Desert Music (1984), and City Life (1995)
2.
(German) (raiç). Wilhelm (ˈvɪlhɛlm). 1897–1957, Austrian psychologist, lived in the US. An ardent socialist and advocate of sexual freedom, he proclaimed a cosmic unity of all energy and built a machine (the orgone accumulator) to concentrate this energy on human beings. His books include The Function of the Orgasm (1927)

Biko

/ˈbiːkəʊ/
noun
1.
Steven Bantu, known as Steve. 1946–77, Black South African civil rights leader: founder of the South African Students Organization. His death in police custody caused worldwide concern
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Word Origin and History for Steve

Reich

n.

German, "kingdom, realm, state," from Old High German rihhi, related to Old English rice, from Proto-Germanic *rikja "rule" (cf. Old Norse riki, Danish rige, Old Frisian and Middle Dutch rike, Dutch rijk, Gothic reiki), from PIE *reg- (1) "move in a straight line," hence, "direct in a straight line, rule, guide" (see regal). Used in English from 1871-1945 to refer to "the German state, Germany." Most notoriously in Third Reich (see third); there never was a First or Second in English usage.

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