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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Staff \Staff\ (st[.a]f), n.; pl. Staves (st[=a]vz or
     st[aum]vz; 277) or Staffs (st[.a]fs) in senses 1-9,
     Staffs in senses 10, 11. [AS. staef a staff; akin to LG. &
     D. staf, OFries. stef, G. stab, Icel. stafr, Sw. staf, Dan.
     stav, Goth. stabs element, rudiment, Skr. sth[=a]pay to cause
     to stand, to place. See Stand, and cf. Stab, Stave, n.]
     1. A long piece of wood; a stick; the long handle of an
        instrument or weapon; a pole or stick, used for many
        purposes; as, a surveyor's staff; the staff of a spear or
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              And he put the staves into the rings on the sides of
              the altar to bear it withal.          --Ex. xxxviii.
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              With forks and staves the felon to pursue. --Dryden.
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     2. A stick carried in the hand for support or defense by a
        person walking; hence, a support; that which props or
        upholds. "Hooked staves." --Piers Plowman.
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              The boy was the very staff of my age. --Shak.
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              He spoke of it [beer] in "The Earnest Cry," and
              likewise in the "Scotch Drink," as one of the staffs
              of life which had been struck from the poor man's
              hand.                                 --Prof.
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     3. A pole, stick, or wand borne as an ensign of authority; a
        badge of office; as, a constable's staff.
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              Methought this staff, mine office badge in court,
              Was broke in twain.                   --Shak.
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              All his officers brake their staves; but at their
              return new staves were delivered unto them.
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     4. A pole upon which a flag is supported and displayed.
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     5. The round of a ladder. [R.]
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              I ascended at one [ladder] of six hundred and
              thirty-nine staves.                   --Dr. J.
                                                    Campbell (E.
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     6. A series of verses so disposed that, when it is concluded,
        the same order begins again; a stanza; a stave.
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              Cowley found out that no kind of staff is proper for
              an heroic poem, as being all too lyrical. --Dryden.
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     7. (Mus.) The five lines and the spaces on which music is
        written; -- formerly called stave.
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     8. (Mech.) An arbor, as of a wheel or a pinion of a watch.
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     9. (Surg.) The grooved director for the gorget, or knife,
        used in cutting for stone in the bladder.
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     10. [From Staff, 3, a badge of office.] (Mil.) An
         establishment of officers in various departments attached
         to an army, to a section of an army, or to the commander
         of an army. The general's staff consists of those
         officers about his person who are employed in carrying
         his commands into execution. See ['E]tat Major.
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     11. Hence: A body of assistants serving to carry into effect
         the plans of a superintendent or manager; sometimes used
         for the entire group of employees of an enterprise,
         excluding the top management; as, the staff of a
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     Jacob's staff (Surv.), a single straight rod or staff,
        pointed and iron-shod at the bottom, for penetrating the
        ground, and having a socket joint at the top, used,
        instead of a tripod, for supporting a compass.
     Staff angle (Arch.), a square rod of wood standing flush
        with the wall on each of its sides, at the external angles
        of plastering, to prevent their being damaged.
     The staff of life, bread. "Bread is the staff of life."
     Staff tree (Bot.), any plant of the genus Celastrus,
        mostly climbing shrubs of the northern hemisphere. The
        American species ({Celastrus scandens) is commonly called
        bittersweet. See 2d Bittersweet, 3
         (b) .
     To set up one's staff, To put up one's staff, To set
     down one's staff or To put down one's staff, to take up
        one's residence; to lodge. [Obs.]
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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stave \Stave\ (st[=a]v), n. [From Staff, and corresponding to
     the pl. staves. See Staff.]
     1. 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; esp., one of the
        strips which form the sides of a cask, a pail, etc.
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     2. One of the cylindrical bars of a lantern wheel; one of the
        bars or rounds of a rack, a ladder, etc.
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     3. A metrical portion; a stanza; a staff.
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              Let us chant a passing stave
              In honor of that hero brave.          --Wordsworth.
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     4. (Mus.) The five horizontal and parallel lines on and
        between which musical notes are written or printed; the
        staff[7]. [Obs.]
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     Stave jointer, a machine for dressing the edges of staves.
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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stave \Stave\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Staved (st[=a]vd) or
     Stove (st[=o]v); p. pr. & vb. n. Staving.] [From Stave,
     n., or Staff, n.]
     1. To break in a stave or the staves of; to break a hole in;
        to burst; -- often with in; as, to stave a cask; to stave
        in a boat.
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     2. To push, as with a staff; -- with off.
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              The condition of a servant staves him off to a
              distance.                             --South.
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     3. To delay by force or craft; to drive away; -- usually with
        off; as, to stave off the execution of a project.
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              And answered with such craft as women use,
              Guilty or guiltless, to stave off a chance
              That breaks upon them perilously.     --Tennyson.
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     4. To suffer, or cause, to be lost by breaking the cask.
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              All the wine in the city has been staved. --Sandys.
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     5. To furnish with staves or rundles. --Knolles.
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     6. To render impervious or solid by driving with a calking
        iron; as, to stave lead, or the joints of pipes into which
        lead has been run.
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     To stave and tail, in bear baiting, (to stave) to interpose
        with the staff, doubtless to stop the bear; (to tail) to
        hold back the dog by the tail. --Nares.
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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stave \Stave\, v. i.
     To burst in pieces by striking against something; to dash
     into fragments.
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           Like a vessel of glass she stove and sank.
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Din dicționarul WordNet (r) 2.0 :

       n 1: (music) the system of five horizontal lines on which the
            musical notes are written [syn: staff]
       2: one of several thin slats of wood forming the sides of a
          barrel or bucket [syn: lag]
       3: a crosspiece between the legs of a chair [syn: rung, round]
       v 1: furnich with staves; "stave a ladder"
       2: burst or force (a hole) into something [syn: stave in]
       [also: stove]

Din dicționarul Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  178 Moby Thesaurus words for "stave":
     Malacca cane, Spenserian stanza, advocate, alpenstock, antistrophe,
     arm, athletic supporter, back, backbone, backing, bandeau, bar,
     bar line, barrel, baton, beam, bearer, billet, board, boarding,
     book, bra, brace, bracer, bracket, brassiere, bucket, bullet,
     burden, buttress, cane, canto, carrier, cervix, chorus, clapboard,
     cord, cordwood, corset, couplet, crook, crosier, cross,
     cross-staff, crutch, crutch-stick, deal, degree, distich, doorstep,
     driftwood, envoi, epode, firewood, footrest, footstep,
     foundation garment, fulcrum, girdle, guy, guywire, handstaff,
     hardwood, haste, hasten, heptastich, hexastich, highball, hotfoot,
     hustle, jock, jockstrap, lath, lathing, lathwork, ledger line,
     line, lituus, log, lumber, mainstay, maintainer, mast, measure,
     monostich, neck, octastich, octave, octet, ottava rima, panelboard,
     paneling, panelwork, pastoral staff, paterissa, pentastich, plank,
     planking, plyboard, plywood, pole, post, prop, puncheon,
     quarterstaff, quatrain, refrain, reinforce, reinforcement,
     reinforcer, rest, resting place, rhyme royal, rigging, riser,
     round, rundle, rung, scale, septet, sestet, sextet, shake,
     sheathing, sheathing board, sheeting, shillelagh, shingle,
     shoulder, shroud, sideboard, siding, slab, slat, softwood, space,
     spine, splat, spoke, sprit, staff, stair, standing rigging, stanza,
     stay, step, step stool, stepping-stone, stick, stick of wood,
     stiffener, stovewood, strain, strengthener, string, strophe,
     support, supporter, sustainer, swagger stick, swanking stick,
     syllable, tercet, terza rima, tetrastich, three-by-four, timber,
     timbering, timberwork, tread, triplet, tristich, two-by-four,
     upholder, verse, walking stick, weatherboard, wood  

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