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Meaning of STAVE

Pronunciation:  steyv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a crosspiece between the legs of a chair
  2. [n]  one of several thin slats of wood forming the sides of a barrel or bucket
  3. [n]  (music) the system of five horizontal lines on which the musical notes are written
  4. [v]  burst or force (a hole) into something
 

STAVE is a 5 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: lag, round, rung, staff, stave in
 
 See Also: barrel, break open, burst, cask, crosspiece, feeding chair, folding chair, highchair, musical notation, rocker, rocking chair, side chair, slat, space, spline, split, staff line, straight chair

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Stave\, n. [From {Staff}, and corresponding to the pl.
    staves. See {Staff}.]
    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 pointed; the
       staff. [Obs.]
    
    {Stave jointer}, a machine for dressing the edges of staves.
    
    
  2. \Stave\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Staved}or {Stove}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Staving}.] [From {Stave}, n., or {Staff}, n.]
    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.
    
    2. To push, as with a staff; -- with off.
    
             The condition of a servant staves him off to a
             distance.                             --South.
    
    3. To delay by force or craft; to drive away; -- usually with
       off; as, to stave off the execution of a project.
    
             And answered with such craft as women use, Guilty or
             guilties, to stave off a chance That breaks upon
             them perilously.                      --Tennyson.
    
    4. To suffer, or cause, to be lost by breaking the cask.
    
             All the wine in the city has been staved. --Sandys.
    
    5. To furnish with staves or rundles. --Knolles.
    
    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.
    
    
  3. \Stave\, v. i.
    To burst in pieces by striking against something; to dash
    into fragments.
    
          Like a vessel of glass she stove and sank.
                                                   --Longfellow.
    
    
 

 

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