Share this entry

Share this page

stave

Pronunciation: /steɪv/

Translation of stave in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 (of barrel, hull) duela (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Experiments with brandy as well as wine, however, demonstrate the superiority of air-dried over kiln-dried wood for barrel staves.
    • To illustrate this, Liebig imagined a barrel crafted out of staves of mismatched lengths.
    • The wood of the stave and arrow shafts was dark with moisture.
    1.2 (of ladder) peldaño (masculine); (of chair) travesaño (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • It's like a workshop in Hades - you feel the heat from barrels set over open fires in the floor and hear the piercing din of hammers on steel as hoops are pounded onto staves.
    • Cutting staves led to the purchase of a kiln, which, in turn, opened up additional markets.
    • Here there were no men training, only a few targets and a pile of wooden staves in the corner.
  • 2 [Music/Música] pentagrama (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • A typical graph contains one or more grand staves, or piano staves, so one will likely begin with a piano template.
    • In his Alphabet des mouvements du corps humain he placed movement symbols on a special stave while recording the floor patterns above it.

Phrasal verbs

stave in

(past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado staved or , stove)
verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento [door/hull] romper* 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio romperse*

stave off

(past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado staved verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento)
[defeat/disaster] evitar; [danger/threat] conjurar she ate a carrot to stave off the hunger pangs comió una zanahoria para engañar el estómago

Definition of stave in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day cal
f
lime …
Cultural fact of the day

Sherry is produced in an area of chalky soil known as albariza lying between the towns of Puerto de Santa María, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, and Jerez de la Frontera in Cádiz province. It is from Jerez that sherry takes its English name. Sherries, made from grape varieties including Palomino and Pedro Ximénez, are drunk worldwide as an aperitif, and in Spain as an accompaniment to tapas. The styles of jerez vary from the pale fino and manzanilla to the darker aromatic oloroso and amontillado.