Definitions for stavesteɪv

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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

  12. Origin: [From Stave, n., or Staff, n.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stave

    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.]

Anagrams for stave »

  1. vates

  2. Vesta

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stave in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stave in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. James Cavallaro:

    We are working very hard to stave off this crisis.

  2. James Cavallaro:

    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.

  3. Ed Quinto:

    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.

  4. Nile Gardiner:

    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.

  5. Samantha Heller:

    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.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • Daube, Vers, Notenlinien, Notensystem, Sprosse, StropheGerman
  • estrofaSpanish
  • puola, säkeistö, kävelykeppi, lauta, nuottiviivastoFinnish
  • portéeFrench
  • 五線Japanese
  • строфа, стихMacedonian
  • stavNorwegian
  • vers, staf, sport, strofe, balk, notenbalkDutch
  • stavNorwegian
  • doagăRomanian
  • стих, (боча́рная) [[клёпка]], па́лка, по́сох, трость, клюка́, но́тный стан, нотоно́сец, шест, строфа́Russian
  • notrad, notsystemSwedish

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