Definitions for stavesteɪv

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

stavesteɪv(n.; v.)staved; stove, stav•ing.

  1. (n.)one of the thin, narrow, shaped pieces of wood that form the sides of a cask, tub, or similar vessel.

  2. a stick, rod, pole, or the like.

  3. a rung of a ladder, chair, etc.

    Category: Building Trades

  4. a verse or stanza of a poem or song. the alliterating sound in a line of verse, as the w-sound in

    wind in the willows.

    Category: Prosody

  5. Category: Music and Dance

    Ref: staff1 (def. 8). 1 9

  6. (v.t.)to break in a stave or staves of (a cask or barrel) so as to release the wine, liquor, or other contents.

    Category: Viniculture/Winemaking

  7. to break or crush (something) inward (often fol. by in).

  8. to break (a hole) in, esp. in the hull of a boat.

  9. to break to pieces; splinter; smash.

  10. to furnish with a stave or staves.

    Category: Building Trades

  11. to beat with a stave or staff.

  12. (v.i.)to become staved in, as a boat; break in or up.

  13. to move along rapidly.

  14. stave off, to put, ward, or keep off, as by force or evasion. to prevent in time; forestall:

    to stave off bankruptcy.

    Category: Verb Phrase

Origin of stave:

1125–75; (n.) ME, back formation from staves ; (v.) der. of the n.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. staff, stave(noun)

    (music) the system of five horizontal lines on which the musical notes are written

  2. stave, lag(noun)

    one of several thin slats of wood forming the sides of a barrel or bucket

  3. rung, round, stave(verb)

    a crosspiece between the legs of a chair

  4. stave(verb)

    furnish with staves

    "stave a ladder"

  5. stave, stave in(verb)

    burst or force (a hole) into something

Wiktionary

  1. stave(Noun)

    One of a number of narrow strips of wood, or narrow iron plates, placed edge to edge to form the sides, covering, or lining of a vessel or structure; esp., one of the strips which form the sides of a cask, a pail, etc.

  2. stave(Noun)

    One of the bars or rounds of a rack, rungs of a ladder, etc; one of the cylindrical bars of a lantern wheel

  3. stave(Noun)

    A metrical portion; a stanza; a staff.

  4. stave(Noun)

    The five horizontal and parallel lines on and between which musical notes are written or pointed; the staff.

  5. stave(Noun)

    A staff or walking stick

  6. stave(Verb)

    To break in the staves of; to break a hole in; to burst. Often with in.

  7. stave(Verb)

    To push, as with a staff. With off.

  8. stave(Verb)

    To delay by force; to drive away. Often with off.

  9. stave(Verb)

    To burst in pieces by striking against something.

  10. stave(Verb)

    To walk or move rapidly.

  11. Origin: the plural of staff.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stave(noun)

    one of a number of narrow strips of wood, or narrow iron plates, placed edge to edge to form the sides, covering, or lining of a vessel or structure; esp., one of the strips which form the sides of a cask, a pail, etc

  2. Stave(noun)

    one of the cylindrical bars of a lantern wheel; one of the bars or rounds of a rack, a ladder, etc

  3. Stave(noun)

    a metrical portion; a stanza; a staff

  4. Stave(noun)

    the five horizontal and parallel lines on and between which musical notes are written or pointed; the staff

  5. Stave(noun)

    to break in a stave or the staves of; to break a hole in; to burst; -- often with in; as, to stave a cask; to stave in a boat

  6. Stave(noun)

    to push, as with a staff; -- with off

  7. Stave(noun)

    to delay by force or craft; to drive away; -- usually with off; as, to stave off the execution of a project

  8. Stave(noun)

    to suffer, or cause, to be lost by breaking the cask

  9. Stave(noun)

    to furnish with staves or rundles

  10. Stave(noun)

    to render impervious or solid by driving with a calking iron; as, to stave lead, or the joints of pipes into which lead has been run

  11. Stave(verb)

    to burst in pieces by striking against something; to dash into fragments

Anagrams of stave

  1. vates

  2. Vesta


Translations for stave

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

stave(noun)

in music, a staff.

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