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stave

  

      n  
1    any one of a number of long strips of wood joined together to form a barrel, bucket, boat hull, etc.  
2    any of various bars, slats, or rods, usually of wood, such as a rung of a ladder or a crosspiece bracing the legs of a chair  
3    any stick, staff, etc.  
4    a stanza or verse of a poem  
5      (Music)  
a      (Brit)   an individual group of five lines and four spaces used in staff notation  
b       another word for       staff   1       9  
      vb   , staves, staving, staved, stove  
6    often foll by: in   to break or crush (the staves of a boat, barrel, etc.) or (of the staves of a boat) to be broken or crushed  
7    tr; usually foll by: in   to burst or force (a hole in something)  
8    tr   to provide (a ladder, chair, etc.) with a stave or staves  
9    tr     (Scot)   to sprain (a finger, toe, etc.)  
     (C14: back formation from staves, plural of staff1)  


stave off  
      vb   tr, adv   to avert or hold off (something undesirable or harmful), esp. temporarily  
to stave off hunger     
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staff   [1]  
      n   pl  
     (for senses 1, 3, 4)   , staffs  
     (for senses 5--9)   , staffs, staves  
1    a group of people employed by a company, individual, etc., for executive, clerical, sales work, etc.  
2    modifier   attached to or provided for the staff of an establishment  
a staff doctor     
3    the body of teachers or lecturers of an educational institution, as distinct from the students  
4    the officers appointed to assist a commander, service, or central headquarters organization in establishing policy, plans, etc.  
5    a stick with some special use, such as a walking stick or an emblem of authority  
6    something that sustains or supports  
bread is the staff of life     
7    a pole on which a flag is hung  
8      (Chiefly Brit)   a graduated rod used in surveying, esp. for sighting to with a levelling instrument,   (Usual U.S. name)    rod  
9      (Also called)    stave            (Music)  
a    the system of horizontal lines grouped into sets of five (four in the case of plainsong) upon which music is written. The spaces between them are also used, being employed in conjunction with a clef in order to give a graphic indication of pitch  
b    any set of five lines in this system together with its clef  
the treble staff     
      vb  
10    tr   to provide with a staff  
     (Old English stæf; related to Old Frisian stef, Old Saxon staf, German Stab, Old Norse stafr, Gothic Stafs; see stave)  


stave         
      n  
1    any one of a number of long strips of wood joined together to form a barrel, bucket, boat hull, etc.  
2    any of various bars, slats, or rods, usually of wood, such as a rung of a ladder or a crosspiece bracing the legs of a chair  
3    any stick, staff, etc.  
4    a stanza or verse of a poem  
5      (Music)  
a      (Brit)   an individual group of five lines and four spaces used in staff notation  
b       another word for       staff   1       9  
      vb   , staves, staving, staved, stove  
6    often foll by: in   to break or crush (the staves of a boat, barrel, etc.) or (of the staves of a boat) to be broken or crushed  
7    tr; usually foll by: in   to burst or force (a hole in something)  
8    tr   to provide (a ladder, chair, etc.) with a stave or staves  
9    tr     (Scot)   to sprain (a finger, toe, etc.)  
     (C14: back formation from staves, plural of staff1)  
stave off  
      vb   tr, adv   to avert or hold off (something undesirable or harmful), esp. temporarily  
to stave off hunger     

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stave off

  
  
avert, evade, fend off, foil, hold off, keep at arm's length, keep at bay, parry, ward off  

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