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stave

 
Noun stave has 3 senses
  1. staff, stave - (music) the system of five horizontal lines on which the musical notes are written
    --1 is a kind of musical notation
    --1 has parts: staff line; space
  2. stave, lag - one of several thin slats of wood forming the sides of a barrel or bucket
    --2 is a kind of slat, spline
    --2 is a part of barrel, cask
  3. rung, round, stave - a crosspiece between the legs of a chair
    --3 is a kind of crosspiece
    --3 is a part of
     straight chair, side chair; rocking chair, rocker; highchair, feeding chair; folding chair
    Derived form: verb stave1
Verb stave has 2 senses
  1. stave - furnich with staves; "stave a ladder"
    --1 is one way to
    equip, fit, fit out, outfit
    Derived form: noun stave3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. stave, stave in - burst or force (a hole) into something
    --2 is one way to burst, split, break open
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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