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stave

STAVE, n. [from staff. It has the sound of a, as in save.]

1. A thin narrow piece of timber, of which casks are made. Staves make a considerable articles of export from New England to the West Indies.

2. A staff; a metrical portion; a part of a psalm appointed to be sung in churches.

3. In music, the five horizontal and parallel lines on which the notes of tunes are written or printed; the staff, as it is now more generally written.

To stave and tail, to part dogs by interposing a staff and by pulling the tail.

STAVE, v.t. pret. stove or staved; pp. id.

1. To break a hole in; to break; to burst; primarily, to thrust through with a staff; as, to stave a cask.

2. To push as with a staff; with off.

The condition of a servant staves him off to a distance.

3. To delay; as, to stave off the execution of a project.

4. To pour out; to suffer to be lost by breaking the cask.

All the wine in the city has been staved.

5. To furnish with staves or rundles. [Not in use.]

STAVE, v.i. To fight with staves. [Not in use.]




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STAVE, n. [from staff. It has the sound of a, as in save.]

1. A thin narrow piece of timber, of which casks are made. Staves make a considerable articles of export from New England to the West Indies.

2. A staff; a metrical portion; a part of a psalm appointed to be sung in churches.

3. In music, the five horizontal and parallel lines on which the notes of tunes are written or printed; the staff, as it is now more generally written.

To stave and tail, to part dogs by interposing a staff and by pulling the tail.

STAVE, v.t. pret. stove or staved; pp. id.

1. To break a hole in; to break; to burst; primarily, to thrust through with a staff; as, to stave a cask.

2. To push as with a staff; with off.

The condition of a servant staves him off to a distance.

3. To delay; as, to stave off the execution of a project.

4. To pour out; to suffer to be lost by breaking the cask.

All the wine in the city has been staved.

5. To furnish with staves or rundles. [Not in use.]

STAVE, v.i. To fight with staves. [Not in use.]


STAVE, n. [from staff; Fr. douve, douvain. It has the first sound of a, as in save.]

  1. A thin, narrow piece of timber, of which casks are made. Staves make a considerable article of export from New England to the West Indies.
  2. A staff; a metrical portion; a part of a psalm appointed to be sung in churches.
  3. In music, the five horizontal and parallel lines on which the notes of tunes are written or printed; the staff, as it is now more generally written. To stave and tail, to part dogs by interposing a staff and by pulling the tail.

STAVE, v.i.

To fight with staves. [Not in use.] – Hudibras.


STAVE, v.t. [pret. stove or staved; pp. id.]

  1. To break a hole in; to break; to burst; primarily, to thrust through with a staff; as, to stave a cask. – Mar. Dict.
  2. To push, as with a staff; with off. The condition of a servant staves him off to a distance. – South.
  3. To delay; as, to stave off the execution of a project.
  4. To pour out; to suffer to be lost by breaking the cask. All the wine in the city has been staved. – Sandys.
  5. To furnish with staves or rundles. [Not in use.] – Knolles.

Stave
  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. 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.
  3. To burst in pieces by striking against something; to dash into fragments.

    Like a vessel of glass she stove and sank. Longfellow.

  4. One of the cylindrical bars of a lantern wheel; one of the bars or rounds of a rack, a ladder, etc.
  5. To push, as with a staff; -- with off.

    The condition of a servant staves him off to a distance. South.

  6. A metrical portion; a stanza; a staff.

    Let us chant a passing stave
    In honor of that hero brave.
    Wordsworth.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. To suffer, or cause, to be lost by breaking the cask.

    All the wine in the city has been staved. Sandys.

  10. To furnish with staves or rundles.

    Knolles.
  11. 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.

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Stave

STAVE, noun [from staff. It has the sound of a, as in save.]

1. A thin narrow piece of timber, of which casks are made. Staves make a considerable articles of export from New England to the West Indies.

2. A staff; a metrical portion; a part of a psalm appointed to be sung in churches.

3. In music, the five horizontal and parallel lines on which the notes of tunes are written or printed; the staff, as it is now more generally written.

To stave and tail, to part dogs by interposing a staff and by pulling the tail.

STAVE, verb transitive preterit tense stove or staved; participle passive id.

1. To break a hole in; to break; to burst; primarily, to thrust through with a staff; as, to stave a cask.

2. To push as with a staff; with off.

The condition of a servant staves him off to a distance.

3. To delay; as, to stave off the execution of a project.

4. To pour out; to suffer to be lost by breaking the cask.

All the wine in the city has been staved.

5. To furnish with staves or rundles. [Not in use.]

STAVE, verb intransitive To fight with staves. [Not in use.]

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