Definition of Staves

1. n. pl. of Staff.



Definition of Staves

1. Noun. (plural of staff) (long, straight stick). ¹

2. Noun. (plural of stave) ¹

3. Verb. (third-person singular of stave) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Staves

1. stave [v] - See also: stave

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Staves

staurosporine
staurotide
staurotides
staus
stave
stave-rhyme
stave-rhymed
stave-rhymes
stave church
stave in
stave off
stave rhyme
stave wood
staved
staveless
staves (current term)
stavesacre
stavesacres
stavewood
stavewoods
staving
stavudine
stavudines
staw
stawed
stawing
staws
stay
stay-at-home
stay-at-home(a)

Literary usage of Staves

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Bulletin by North Carolina Dept. of Conservation and Development, North Carolina Geological Survey (1883-1905), North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey (1894)
"THE PRODUCTION OF OAK staves.—From 1840 until 1880 there were annually made in the north-eastern counties many thousand white and red oak staves. ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1889)
"It admitted that over 295.000 staves were re- ¡ ceived and paid for, but denied that defendant had agreed to pay for 514000 other staves, or j that he had ..."

3. History of the Lumber Industry of America by James Elliott Defebaugh (1906)
"Now most of the oak staves are sawn on a drum saw, which does away with a great ... The bucker, for bucking staves, never got much of a foothold in Canada, ..."

4. History of the Lumber Industry of America by James Elliott Defebaugh (1906)
"Now most of the oak staves are sawn on a drum saw, which does away with a great ... The bucker, for bucking staves, never got much of a foothold in Canada, ..."

5. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"A seller could waive a provision in a conditional contract of sale under seal providing that the staves could be applied by defendant buyer only on existing ..."

6. A History of English Rhythms by Edwin Guest (1882)
"English staves of the eleventh century, 563. staves copied from those of the Latin ... staves with interwoven rime, 594. The like with repetition, 599. ..."

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