(music) the system of five horizontal lines on which the musical notes are written
one of several thin slats of wood forming the sides of a barrel or bucket
rung, round, stave(verb)
a crosspiece between the legs of a chair
furnish with staves
"stave a ladder"
stave, stave in(verb)
burst or force (a hole) into something
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.
One of the bars or rounds of a rack, rungs of a ladder, etc; one of the cylindrical bars of a lantern wheel
A metrical portion; a stanza; a staff.
The five horizontal and parallel lines on and between which musical notes are written or pointed; the staff.
A staff or walking stick
To break in the staves of; to break a hole in; to burst. Often with in.
To push, as with a staff. With off.
To delay by force; to drive away. Often with off.
To burst in pieces by striking against something.
To walk or move rapidly.
Origin: the plural of staff.
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
one of the cylindrical bars of a lantern wheel; one of the bars or rounds of a rack, a ladder, etc
a metrical portion; a stanza; a staff
the five horizontal and parallel lines on and between which musical notes are written or pointed; the staff
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
to push, as with a staff; -- with off
to delay by force or craft; to drive away; -- usually with off; as, to stave off the execution of a project
to suffer, or cause, to be lost by breaking the cask
to furnish with staves or rundles
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
to burst in pieces by striking against something; to dash into fragments
Origin: [From Stave, n., or Staff, n.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
stāv, n. one of the pieces of which a cask is made: a staff or part of a piece of music: a stanza.—v.t. to break a stave or the staves of: to break: to burst: to drive off, as with a staff: to delay:—pa.t. and pa.p. stāved or stōve. [By-form of staff.]
The numerical value of stave in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of stave in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We will have to lay off nearly half of our staff, 30 people, unless we get a cash injection by July, we are working very hard to stave off this crisis.
It was raining the whole time, but we were able to stave off hypothermia, the trail back to the road is only 5 feet wide, so flying him was the fastest way to take the patient to the hospital without causing further injury.
Airstrikes are only a limited means of warfare -- eventually you are going to need, I believe, a U.S. ground presence in order to defeat ISIS, airstrikes are very limited in their capacity … in order to stave off the ISIS threat; we have to have a strategy for victory, not containment.
Research is pretty consistent that fiber in plant foods like whole grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts and seeds helps stave off all kinds of diseases, going very low carb as a lifestyle is not necessary for most of us, nor is it the healthiest or the most realistic approach to a healthy diet.
Google's big spending in Washington could be meant in part to rally Congress and the White House to come to its defense in the face of the EU's antitrust case against the company, it needs allies, the more prominent the better -- and it also wants to stave off any similar government inquiries stateside.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- Daube, Vers, Notenlinien, Notensystem, Sprosse, StropheGerman
- puola, säkeistö, kävelykeppi, lauta, nuottiviivastoFinnish
- строфа, стихMacedonian
- vers, staf, sport, strofe, balk, notenbalkDutch
- стих, (боча́рная) [[клёпка]], па́лка, по́сох, трость, клюка́, но́тный стан, нотоно́сец, шест, строфа́Russian
- notrad, notsystemSwedish
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