CLEAVE, verb intransitive
1. To stick; to adhere; to hold to.
My bones cleave to my skin. Psalms 102:5.
Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth. Psalms 137:6.
CLEAVE to that which is good. Romans 12:9.
2. To unite aptly; to fit; to sit well on.
3. To unite or be united closely in interest or affection; to adhere with strong attachment.
A man shall leave father and mother, and cleave to his wife. Genesis 2:24. Math. 19.
CLEAVE to Jehovah your God. Joshua 23:8.
CLEAVE, verb transitive
1. To part or divide by force; to split or rive; to open or serve the cohering parts of a body, by cutting or by the application of force; as, to cleave wood; to cleave a rock; to cleave the flood. Psa 74.
2. To part or open naturally.
Every beast that cleaveth the cleft into two claws. Deuteronomy 14:1.
CLEAVE, verb intransitive To part; to open; to crack; to separate, as parts of cohering bodies; as, the ground cleaves by frost.
The mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof. Zechariah 14:4.