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Stave vs. Staff

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  • Stave (noun)

    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.

  • Stave (noun)

    One of the bars or rounds of a rack, rungs of a ladder, etc; one of the cylindrical bars of a lantern wheel

  • Stave (noun)

    A metrical portion; a stanza; a staff.

  • Stave (noun)

    The five horizontal and parallel lines on and between which musical notes are written or pointed; the staff.

  • Stave (noun)

    A staff or walking stick.

  • Stave (noun)

    A sign, symbol or sigil, including rune or rune-like characters, used in Icelandic magic.

  • Stave (verb)

    To fit or furnish with staves or rundles. from 1540s

  • Stave (verb)

    To break in the staves of; to break a hole in; to burst. from 1590s

    "to stave in a cask"

  • Stave (verb)

    To push, or keep off, as with a staff. from 1620s

  • Stave (verb)

    To delay by force or craft; to drive away.

    "We ate grass in an attempt to stave off our hunger."

  • Stave (verb)

    To striking against something.

  • Stave (verb)

    To walk or move rapidly.

  • Stave (verb)

    To suffer, or cause to be lost by breaking the cask.

  • Stave (verb)

    To render impervious or solid by driving with a calking iron.

    "to stave lead, or the joints of pipes into which lead has been run"

  • Staff (noun)

    A long, straight, thick wooden rod or stick, especially one used to assist in walking.

  • Staff (noun)

    A series of horizontal lines on which musical notes are written.

  • Staff (noun)

    The employees of a business.

    "The company employed 10 new members of staff this month."

  • Staff (noun)

    A mixture of W

  • Staff (noun)

    A pole, stick, or wand borne as an ensign of authority; a badge of office.

    "a constable's staff"

  • Staff (noun)

    A pole upon which a flag is supported and displayed.

  • Staff (noun)

    The rung of a ladder.

  • Staff (noun)

    A series of verses so disposed that, when it is concluded, the same order begins again; a stanza; a stave.

  • Staff (noun)

    An arbor, as of a wheel or a pinion of a watch.

  • Staff (noun)

    The grooved director for the gorget, or knife, used in cutting for stone in the bladder.

  • Staff (noun)

    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.

  • Staff (verb)

    To supply (a business, volunteer organization, etc.) with employees or staff members.

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  • Stave (noun)

    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.

  • Stave (noun)

    One of the cylindrical bars of a lantern wheel; one of the bars or rounds of a rack, a ladder, etc.

  • Stave (noun)

    A metrical portion; a stanza; a staff.

  • Stave (noun)

    The five horizontal and parallel lines on and between which musical notes are written or printed; the staff{7}.

  • Stave

    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.

  • Stave

    To push, as with a staff; - with off.

  • Stave

    To delay by force or craft; to drive away; - usually with off; as, to stave off the execution of a project.

  • Stave

    To suffer, or cause, to be lost by breaking the cask.

  • Stave

    To furnish with staves or rundles.

  • Stave

    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.

  • Stave (verb)

    To burst in pieces by striking against something; to dash into fragments.

  • Staff (noun)

    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 pike.

  • Staff (noun)

    A stick carried in the hand for support or defense by a person walking; hence, a support; that which props or upholds.

  • Staff (noun)

    A pole, stick, or wand borne as an ensign of authority; a badge of office; as, a constable's staff.

  • Staff (noun)

    A pole upon which a flag is supported and displayed.

  • Staff (noun)

    The round of a ladder.

  • Staff (noun)

    A series of verses so disposed that, when it is concluded, the same order begins again; a stanza; a stave.

  • Staff (noun)

    The five lines and the spaces on which music is written; - formerly called stave.

  • Staff (noun)

    An arbor, as of a wheel or a pinion of a watch.

  • Staff (noun)

    The grooved director for the gorget, or knife, used in cutting for stone in the bladder.

  • Staff (noun)

    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 État Major.

  • Staff (noun)

    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 newspaper.

  • Staff (noun)

    Plaster combined with fibrous and other materials so as to be suitable for sculpture in relief or in the round, or for forming flat plates or boards of considerable size which can be nailed to framework to make the exterior of a larger structure, forming joints which may afterward be repaired and concealed with fresh plaster.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Stave (noun)

    (music) the system of five horizontal lines on which the musical notes are written

  • Stave (noun)

    one of several thin slats of wood forming the sides of a barrel or bucket

  • Stave (noun)

    a crosspiece between the legs of a chair

  • Stave (verb)

    furnich with staves;

    "stave a ladder"

  • Stave (verb)

    burst or force (a hole) into something

  • Staff (noun)

    personnel who assist their superior in carrying out an assigned task;

    "the hospital has an excellent nursing staff"

    "the general relied on his staff to make routine decisions"

  • Staff (noun)

    the body of teachers and administrators at a school;

    "the dean addressed the letter to the entire staff of the university"

  • Staff (noun)

    a strong rod or stick with a specialized utilitarian purpose;

    "he walked with the help of a wooden staff"

  • Staff (noun)

    building material consisting of plaster and hair; used to cover external surfaces of temporary structure (as at an exposition) or for decoration

  • Staff (noun)

    a rod carried as a symbol

  • Staff (noun)

    (music) the system of five horizontal lines on which the musical notes are written

  • Staff (verb)

    provide with staff;

    "This position is not always staffed"

  • Staff (verb)

    serve on the staff of;

    "The two men staff the reception desk"

Princeton's WordNet
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