stave is the dictionary form of stove Definition of stave
1. [ noun ] one of several thin slats of wood forming the sides of a barrel or bucket
Synonyms: lag
Related terms: slat barrel
2. [ noun ] (music) the system of five horizontal lines on which the musical notes are written
Synonyms: staff
Related terms: musical_notation staff_line space music
3. [ verb ] burst or force (a hole) into something
Synonyms: stave_in
Related terms: burst
4. [ verb ] furnich with staves

"stave a ladder"

Related terms: equip rung
5. [ noun ] a crosspiece between the legs of a chair
Synonyms: round rung
Related terms: crosspiece folding_chair rocking_chair straight_chair highchair
Similar spelling:   Steve