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.

ChatGPT

  1. stave

    A stave is a narrow strip of wood or a rung of a ladder. In the context of music, a stave or staff refers to the set of horizontal lines and spaces that each represent a different musical pitch. In terms of a barrel, a stave can also refer to one of the many narrow strips of wood or metal that are used to form the sides.

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  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. STAVE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Stave is ranked #41038 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Stave surname appeared 531 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Stave.

    89.6% or 476 total occurrences were White.
    3.2% or 17 total occurrences were Black.
    3% or 16 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.4% or 13 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.6% or 9 total occurrences were Asian.

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. 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.

  2. India Walton:

    I won the Democratic primary. I won because I worked hard. I won because people are ready for change. I won because Democrats turned out and voted for me, but we have corporate Democrats who are so desperate to cling to what little power they have left and stave off the progressive wing of our party.

  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. Dali Yang:

    I think it truly is a critical juncture for China. Can it stave off omicron?

  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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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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