MEANING: verb tr.: To pass (a rope or the like) through.
noun: A local official.

ETYMOLOGY: For verb: Of uncertain origin. Earliest documented use: 1600.
For noun: From Old English gerefa (high official). Earliest documented use: before the 12th century.

PRE-EVE - the night before the night before a holiday

RÈVE - a French dream

PREEVE - slang for "to look at in advance"