Definitions for stave
  • Stave (n.) - 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.
  • Stave (n.) - One of the cylindrical bars of a lantern wheel; one of the bars or rounds of a rack, a ladder, etc.
  • Stave (n.) - A metrical portion; a stanza; a staff.
  • Stave (n.) - The five horizontal and parallel lines on and between which musical notes are written or pointed; the staff.
  • Stave (n.) - 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.
  • Stave (n.) - To push, as with a staff; -- with off.
  • Stave (n.) - To delay by force or craft; to drive away; -- usually with off; as, to stave off the execution of a project.
  • Stave (n.) - To suffer, or cause, to be lost by breaking the cask.
  • Stave (n.) - To furnish with staves or rundles.
  • Stave (n.) - 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.
  • Stave (v. i.) - To burst in pieces by striking against something; to dash into fragments.
  • Staved (imp. & p. p.) - of Stave
  • Staves (n.) - pl. of Staff.
  • Staves (pl.) - pl. of Stave.
  • Staves (pl. ) - of Staff
  • Staving (n.) - A cassing or lining of staves; especially, one encircling a water wheel.
  • Staving (p. pr. & vb. n.) - of Stave
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