Associations to the word «Stave»


STAVE, noun. 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; especially, one of the strips which form the sides of a cask, a pail, etc.
STAVE, noun. One of the bars or rounds of a rack, rungs of a ladder, etc; one of the cylindrical bars of a lantern wheel
STAVE, noun. (poetry) A metrical portion; a stanza; a staff.
STAVE, noun. (music) The five horizontal and parallel lines on and between which musical notes are written or pointed; the staff.
STAVE, noun. A staff or walking stick.
STAVE, verb. (transitive) To break in the staves of; to break a hole in; to burst. Often with in.
STAVE, verb. (transitive) To push, as with a staff. With off.
STAVE, verb. (transitive) To delay by force or craft; to drive away. Often with off.
STAVE, verb. (intransitive) To burst in pieces by striking against something.
STAVE, verb. (intransitive) To walk or move rapidly.
STAVE, verb. To suffer, or cause, to be lost by breaking the cask.
STAVE, verb. To furnish with staves or rundles.
STAVE, verb. To render impervious or solid by driving with a calking iron.
STAVE CHURCH, noun. A wooden church with a medieval post and lintel construction.
STAVE CHURCHES, noun. Plural of stave church
STAVE IN, verb. To stave from the outside, to crush inward, to cause to collapse inward.
STAVE OFF, verb. (idiomatic) to prevent something from happening; to obviate or avert
STAVE RHYME, noun. Alternative form of stave-rhyme

Dictionary definition

STAVE, noun. (music) the system of five horizontal lines on which the musical notes are written.
STAVE, noun. One of several thin slats of wood forming the sides of a barrel or bucket.
STAVE, noun. A crosspiece between the legs of a chair.
STAVE, verb. Furnish with staves; "stave a ladder".
STAVE, verb. Burst or force (a hole) into something.

Wise words

More wisdom is latent in things as they are than in all the words men use.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery