how to pronounce stave

stɛɪv

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

meanings of stave

verb:

  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.

noun:

  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.

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