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stave

noun

1 stave

music The system of five horizontal lines on which the musical notes are written.

synonym: staff.

Roget 413: melody, rhythm, measure; rhyme etc. (poetry) 597.    pitch, timbre, intonation, tone.    scale, gamut; ... show more

Dutch: personeel, staf, vers, strofe, balk, notenbalk
Polish: pięciolinia



2 stave

One of several thin slats of wood forming the sides of a barrel or bucket.

synonym: lag.

Dutch: sport
Polish: bindra

3 stave

A crosspiece between the legs of a chair.

synonyms: round, rung.

Roget 415: music; concert; strain, tune, air; melody etc. 413; aria, arietta; piece of music [Fr.], work, number, opus; ... show more

verb

1 stave

Furnish with staves.

Roget 720: contend; contest, strive, struggle, scramble, wrestle; spar, square; exchange blows, exchange fisticuffs; fib, justle, tussle, tilt, ... show more

2 stave

Burst or force (a hole) into something.

synonym: stave in.


Moby thesaurus: Malacca cane, Spenserian stanza, advocate, alpenstock, antistrophe, arm, athletic supporter, back, backbone, backing, bandeau, bar, bar line, barrel, baton, beam, bearer, billet, board, boarding ... show more.

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