Complete Definition of "stave"

English

Etymology
back-form|staves|nodot=9, the plural of term|staff.

Pronunciation
AHD|stÄv, IPA|/steɪv/, SAMPA|/steIv/
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-eɪv|-eɪv

Noun
en-noun

  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 bars or rounds of a rack, a ladder, etc; one of the cylindrical bars of a lantern wheel
  3. A metrical portion; a stanza; a staff.
  4. The five horizontal and parallel lines on and between which musical notes are written or pointed; the staff.

Translations
German: Daube f (1), Sprosse f (2), Strophe f (3), Vers m (3), Notenlinien f plural (4)
French: portée f (4)

Verb
en-verb|staves|staving|stove or staved

  1. transitive To break in the staves of; to break a hole in; to burst. Often with in.
  2. transitive To push, as with a staff. With off.
  3. transitive To delay by force; to drive away. Often with off.
  4. intransitive To burst in pieces by strike|striking against something.

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