how to pronounce stave


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stave is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of stave in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… to stave off efforts to to subject these …”

meanings of stave


  1. To suffer, or cause to be lost by breaking the cask.
  2. To delay by force or craft; to drive away.
  3. To walk or move rapidly.
  4. To break in the staves of; to break a hole in; to burst.
  5. To render impervious or solid by driving with a calking iron.
  6. To fit or furnish with staves or rundles.
  7. To push, or keep off, as with a staff.
  8. To burst in pieces by striking against something.


  1. One of the bars or rounds of a rack, rungs of a ladder, etc; one of the cylindrical bars of a lantern wheel.
  2. 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; especially, one of the strips which form the sides of a cask, a pail, etc.
  3. A sign, symbol or sigil, including rune or rune-like characters, used in Icelandic magic.
  4. The five horizontal and parallel lines on and between which musical notes are written or pointed; the staff.
  5. A staff or walking stick.
  6. A metrical portion; a stanza; a staff.

stave frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word stave occurs in english on average 1.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics stave can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that stave can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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