1 (music) the system of five horizontal lines on which the musical notes are written [syn: staff]
2 one of several thin slats of wood forming the sides of a barrel or bucket [syn: lag]
1 furnich with staves; "stave a ladder"
Etymology, the plural of staff.
- , /steɪv/, /steIv/
- Rhymes: -eɪv
- 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.
- One of the bars or rounds of a rack, a ladder, etc; one of the cylindrical bars of a lantern wheel
- A metrical portion; a stanza; a staff.
- The five horizontal and parallel lines on and between which musical notes are written or pointed; the staff.
Stave can refer to:
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