What does stave mean?

Definitions for stave
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. staff, stavenoun

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

  2. stave, lagnoun

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

  3. rung, round, staveverb

    a crosspiece between the legs of a chair

  4. staveverb

    furnish with staves

    "stave a ladder"

  5. stave, stave inverb

    burst or force (a hole) into something

Wiktionary

  1. stavenoun

    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. stavenoun

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

  3. stavenoun

    A metrical portion; a stanza; a staff.

  4. stavenoun

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

  5. stavenoun

    A staff or walking stick

  6. staveverb

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

  7. staveverb

    To push, as with a staff. With off.

  8. staveverb

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

  9. staveverb

    To burst in pieces by striking against something.

  10. staveverb

    To walk or move rapidly.

  11. Etymology: the plural of staff.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Staveverb

    In the plural staves.

    Etymology: from staff.

    If irreverent expression, or a thought too wanton are crept into my verses, let them be stav’d or forfeited like contrabanded goods. Dryden.

    How can they escape the contagion of the writings, whom the virulency of the calumnies have not staved off, from reading. Ben Jonson.

    The condition of a servant staves him off to a distance; but the gospel speaks nothing but allurement, attraction, and invitation. Robert South, Sermons.

    The feared disorders that might ensue thereof have been an occasion that divers times all the wine in the city hath been staved. George Sandys, Travels.

    This was the shameful end of Aloysus Grittus, Solyman’s deputy in Hungary; who climbing too fast up the evil staved ladder of ambition, suddenly fell, and never rose more. Richard Knolles.

  2. To Staveverb

    To fight with staves.

    Equal shame and envy stirr’d
    I’ th’ enemy, that one shou’d beard
    So many warriours, and so stout,
    As he had done, and stav’d it out. Hudibras.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stavenoun

    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. Stavenoun

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

  3. Stavenoun

    a metrical portion; a stanza; a staff

  4. Stavenoun

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

  5. Stavenoun

    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. Stavenoun

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

  7. Stavenoun

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

  8. Stavenoun

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

  9. Stavenoun

    to furnish with staves or rundles

  10. Stavenoun

    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. Staveverb

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

  12. Etymology: [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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. stave

    A line horizontal where a musical note is written.

    A stave is used on musical composition paper.


    Submitted by MaryC on December 22, 2019  

Anagrams for stave »

  1. vates

  2. Vesta

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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

Examples of stave in a Sentence

  1. State John Kerry:

    I think that we probably all recognize that an awful lot of the world, most of the world, doesn't know this meeting is taking place, but the truth is our goal for these talks, amending the Montreal Protocol to phase down HFCs, is one of the single most important unitary steps that we could possibly take at this moment to stave off the worst impacts of climate change.

  2. Thomas Sedlak:

    For people predisposed to heart disease, we know that changes in diet and exercise can help stave off the disease, but there isn’t anything like that for severe mental disorders yet.

  3. Yoon Tae-ho:

    There has been a stagnating trend in Daegu cases despite a slight increase today, the situation happening in the Seoul metropolitan area is unlikely to lead to that of the Daegu region ... but we will make maximum efforts to stave off further spread.

  4. Christian Poirier:

    The Amazon is incredibly important for our future, for our ability to stave off the worst of climate change, this isn't hyperbole. We're looking at untold destruction — not just of the The Amazon but for our entire planet.

  5. Jonah Blank:

    Iran backs Shi’a groups and Saudi Arabia backs ones that adhere to Saudi Arabia own strain of Sunni Muslims doctrine, iran sees this as a largely defensive operation – protecting co-religionists against a violent onslaught that the Pakistan state is unwilling or unable to stave off.

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Translations for stave

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  • Sprosse, Strophe, Notensystem, Vers, Notenlinien, DaubeGerman
  • staloEsperanto
  • estrofaSpanish
  • puola, säkeistö, kävelykeppi, nuottiviivasto, lautaFinnish
  • portéeFrench
  • 五線Japanese
  • стих, строфаMacedonian
  • stavNorwegian
  • notenbalk, balk, staf, vers, sport, strofeDutch
  • stavNorwegian
  • doagăRomanian
  • клюка́, трость, по́сох, но́тный стан, нотоно́сец, шест, строфа́, па́лка, (боча́рная) [[клёпка]], стихRussian
  • notsystem, notradSwedish

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