Found 2 items, similar to Stave.
English → English
v 1: furnich with staves; “stave a ladder”
2: burst or force (a hole) into something [syn: stave in
n 1: (music) the system of five horizontal lines on which the
musical notes are written [syn: staff
2: one of several thin slats of wood forming the sides of a
barrel or bucket [syn: lag
3: a crosspiece between the legs of a chair [syn: rung
English → English
(st[=a]v), 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 printed; the
, a machine for dressing the edges of staves.
, v. i.
To burst in pieces by striking against something; to dash
Like a vessel of glass she stove and sank.
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Staved
(st[=o]v); p. pr. & vb. n. Staving
.] [From Stave
n., or Staff
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
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 guiltless, 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.