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English noun: stave

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


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


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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