Pronunciation: stāvd
n.1.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.One of the cylindrical bars of a lantern wheel; one of the bars or rounds of a rack, a ladder, etc.
3.A metrical portion; a stanza; a staff.
Let us chant a passing stave
In honor of that hero brave.
- Wordsworth.
4.(Mus.) The five horizontal and parallel lines on and between which musical notes are written or printed; the staff{7}.
Stave jointer
a machine for dressing the edges of staves.
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Staved (stāvd) or Stove (stōv); p. pr. & vb. n. Staving.]
2.To push, as with a staff; - with off.
3.To delay by force or craft; to drive away; - usually with off; as, to stave off the execution of a project.
4.To suffer, or cause, to be lost by breaking the cask.
5.To furnish with staves or rundles.
6.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 stave and tail
in bear baiting, (to stave) to interpose with the staff, doubtless to stop the bear; (to tail) to hold back the dog by the tail.
- Nares.
v. i.1.To burst in pieces by striking against something; to dash into fragments.
Like a vessel of glass she stove and sank.
- Longfellow.
Noun1.stave - (music) the system of five horizontal lines on which the musical notes are written
Synonyms: staff
2.stave - one of several thin slats of wood forming the sides of a barrel or bucket
Synonyms: lag
3.Stavestave - a crosspiece between the legs of a chair
Synonyms: rung, round
Verb1.stave - furnich with staves; "stave a ladder"
2.stave - burst or force (a hole) into something
Synonyms: stave in
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-- Stave --
stave in
Stave jointer
stave off
stave wood
stay at
stay away
Stay bolt
Stay busk
stay fresh
Stay holes
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