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stave

 (stāv)
n.
1.
a. A narrow strip of wood forming part of the sides of a barrel, tub, or similar structure.
b. One of the wooden planks in a stave wall.
2. A rung of a ladder or chair.
3. A staff or cudgel.
4. Music See staff1.
5. A set of verses; a stanza.
tr.v. staved or stove (stōv), stav·ing, staves
To crush or smash inward, often by making a hole. Often used with in: "The jetliner had staved in the south side of the structure. The plane had ripped a hole 150 feet wide" (Bill Sammon).
Phrasal Verb:
stave off
To keep or hold off; repel: "For 12 years, we've sought to stave off this ultimate threat of disaster" (New York Times).

[Back-formation from staves, pl. of staff.]

stave

(steɪv)
n
1. (Building) any one of a number of long strips of wood joined together to form a barrel, bucket, boat hull, etc
2. (Furniture) any of various bars, slats, or rods, usually of wood, such as a rung of a ladder or a crosspiece bracing the legs of a chair
3. any stick, staff, etc
4. (Poetry) a stanza or verse of a poem
5. (Music, other) music
a. Brit an individual group of five lines and four spaces used in staff notation
b. another word for staff19
vb, staves, staving, staved or stove
6. (often foll by in) to break or crush (the staves of a boat, barrel, etc) or (of the staves of a boat) to be broken or crushed
7. (usually foll by: in) to burst or force (a hole in something)
8. (Building) (tr) to provide (a ladder, chair, etc) with a stave or staves
9. (Medicine) (tr) Scot to sprain (a finger, toe, etc)
[C14: back formation from staves, plural of staff1]

stave

(steɪv)

n., v. staved stove, stav•ing. n.
1. one of the thin, narrow, shaped pieces of wood that form the sides of a cask, tub, or similar vessel.
2. a stick, rod, pole, or the like.
3. a rung of a ladder, chair, etc.
4.
a. a verse or stanza of a poem or song.
b. the alliterating sound in a line of verse, as the w-sound in wind in the willows.
v.t.
6. to break in a stave or staves of (a cask or barrel) so as to release the wine, liquor, or other contents.
7. to break or crush (something) inward (often fol. by in).
8. to break (a hole) in, esp. in the hull of a boat.
9. to break to pieces; splinter; smash.
10. to furnish with a stave or staves.
11. to beat with a stave or staff.
v.i.
12. to become staved in, as a boat; break in or up.
13. to move along rapidly.
14. stave off,
a. to put, ward, or keep off, as by force or evasion.
b. to prevent in time; forestall: to stave off bankruptcy.
[1125–75; (n.) Middle English, back formation from staves; (v.) derivative of the n.]

stave


Past participle: staved/stove
Gerund: staving

Imperative
stave
stave
Present
I stave
you stave
he/she/it staves
we stave
you stave
they stave
Preterite
I staved/stove
you staved/stove
he/she/it staved/stove
we staved/stove
you staved/stove
they staved/stove
Present Continuous
I am staving
you are staving
he/she/it is staving
we are staving
you are staving
they are staving
Present Perfect
I have staved/stove
you have staved/stove
he/she/it has staved/stove
we have staved/stove
you have staved/stove
they have staved/stove
Past Continuous
I was staving
you were staving
he/she/it was staving
we were staving
you were staving
they were staving
Past Perfect
I had staved/stove
you had staved/stove
he/she/it had staved/stove
we had staved/stove
you had staved/stove
they had staved/stove
Future
I will stave
you will stave
he/she/it will stave
we will stave
you will stave
they will stave
Future Perfect
I will have staved/stove
you will have staved/stove
he/she/it will have staved/stove
we will have staved/stove
you will have staved/stove
they will have staved/stove
Future Continuous
I will be staving
you will be staving
he/she/it will be staving
we will be staving
you will be staving
they will be staving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been staving
you have been staving
he/she/it has been staving
we have been staving
you have been staving
they have been staving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been staving
you will have been staving
he/she/it will have been staving
we will have been staving
you will have been staving
they will have been staving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been staving
you had been staving
he/she/it had been staving
we had been staving
you had been staving
they had been staving
Conditional
I would stave
you would stave
he/she/it would stave
we would stave
you would stave
they would stave
Past Conditional
I would have staved/stove
you would have staved/stove
he/she/it would have staved/stove
we would have staved/stove
you would have staved/stove
they would have staved/stove
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stave - (music) the system of five horizontal lines on which the musical notes are written
musical notation - (music) notation used by musicians
staff line - any of the 5 horizontal marks comprising a staff
space - one of the areas between or below or above the lines of a musical staff; "the spaces are the notes F-A-C-E"
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
2.stave - one of several thin slats of wood forming the sides of a barrel or bucket
barrel, cask - a cylindrical container that holds liquids
slat, spline - a thin strip (wood or metal)
3.stave - a crosspiece between the legs of a chairstave - a crosspiece between the legs of a chair
crosspiece - a transverse brace
folding chair - a chair that can be folded flat for storage
feeding chair, highchair - a chair for feeding a very young child; has four long legs and a footrest and a detachable tray
rocking chair, rocker - a chair mounted on rockers
side chair, straight chair - a straight-backed chair without arms
Verb1.stave - furnish with staves; "stave a ladder"
equip, fit out, outfit, fit - provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose; "The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities"
2.stave - burst or force (a hole) into something
burst, break open, split - come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure; "The bubble burst"

stave

noun
A fairly long straight piece of solid material used especially as a support in walking:
phrasal verb
stave off
To prohibit from occurring by advance planning or action:
Translations
مُدَرَّج موسيقي
notová osnova
fem nodelinier
nótnastrengur
penklinė
nošu līnija
notová osnova

stave

[steɪv] N
1. [of barrel] → duela f; [of ladder] → peldaño m
2. (Mus) → pentagrama m
3. (Literat) → estrofa f
stave in VT + ADV (stove in (pt, pp)) → desfondar
stave off VT + ADV (staved off (pt, pp)) [+ attack, crisis, illness] → evitar; [+ threat etc] → evitar, conjurar; (temporarily) → aplazar, posponer

stave

[ˈsteɪv]
n
(mainly British) (MUSIC)portée f
(= stick) → gourdin m
stave off
vt sep [+ attack] → parer; [+ threat] → conjurer; [+ attempt] → décourager; [+ defeat] → empêcher

stave

n
(of barrel)(Fass)daube f; (= rung)(Leiter)sprosse f; (= stick)Knüppel m, → Knüttel m (old)
(Mus: = staff) → Notenlinien pl
(Liter, = stanza) → Strophe f, → Vers m

stave

[steɪv] n (Mus) = staff 1c
stave in vt + adv (stove in (pt, pp)) → sfondare
stave off vt + adv (staved off (pt, pp)) (crisis, threat, illness) → evitare; (attack) → respingere; (temporarily) → allontanare

stave

(steiv) noun
in music, a staff.
References in classic literature ?
His heart began to sink within him; he endeavored to resume his psalm tune, but his parched tongue clove to the roof of his mouth, and he could not utter a stave.
And therefore three cheers for Nantucket; and come a stove boat and stove body when they will, for stave my soul, Jove himself cannot.
The gale that now hammers at us to stave us, we can turn it into a fair wind that will drive us towards home.
I'm a going, first, to stave in that theer boat, and sink it where I would have drownded him, as I'm a living soul, if I had had one thought of what was in him
The walls were all hung with black, but, instead of the white trimmings that usually set off that funereal upholstery, there was an enormous stave of music with the notes of the DIES IRAE, many times repeated.
You do not fear, I imagine, that these gentlemen could stave in walls on which the balls of your frigate have had no effect?
I recommend you to sink forthwith to the bottom of the sea; and if you come another fathom nearer, I'll stave your wicked head in with this oar.
Begin you the stave, reverend Sir," cried they all; "and never did the woods ring to such a merry peal as we of the Maypole shall send up
Achilles and I are quarrelling about this girl, in which matter I was the first to offend; if we can be of one mind again, the Trojans will not stave off destruction for a day.
I shall never forget the first time I happened to roar out a stave in the presence of noble Mehevi.
A soldier thrust a stave within a few feet of them, grunted discontentedly, pulled it up again, conferred with his companion, who looked up and down the shaded cave of greenery, and returned it.
The messengers who may ask for any of us will not be witnesses only, they may help to stave off danger.