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English noun: stave

1. stave (communication) (music) the system of five horizontal lines on which the musical notes are written


Synonymsstaff


Broader (hypernym)musical notation


Part holonymspace, staff line


Domain categorymusic

2. stave (artifact) one of several thin slats of wood forming the sides of a barrel or bucket


Synonymslag


Broader (hypernym)slat, spline


Part meronymbarrel, cask

3. stave (artifact) a crosspiece between the legs of a chair


Synonymsround, rung


Broader (hypernym)crosspiece


Part meronymfeeding chair, folding chair, highchair, rocker, rocking chair, side chair, straight chair


English verb: stave

1. stave (possession) furnish with staves


SamplesStave a ladder.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)equip, fit, fit out, outfit

2. stave (change) burst or force (a hole) into something


Synonymsstave in


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)break open, burst, split









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