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stave US English

A vertical wooden post or plank in a building or other structure

stave US Thesaurus

here, eat some crackers to stave off your hunger

stave New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

verse or stanza of a poem

stavedstave something in in stave US English

Break something by forcing it inward or piercing it roughly

stavedstave something off in stave US English

Avert or delay something bad or dangerous

stave rhyme US English

Alliteration, especially in old Germanic poetry

stave rhyme New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

alliteration in old Germanic poetry

stave church US English

A church of a type built in Norway from the 11th to the 13th century, the walls of which were constructed of upright planks or staves

stave off in stave US Thesaurus

here, eat some crackers to stave off your hunger