staves
plural of staff

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Staves — (st[=a]vz or st[aum]vz; 277), n.; pl. of {Staff}. Banners, scarves and staves. R. Browning. Also (st[=a]vz), pl. of {Stave}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • staves — staves; staves·acre; …   English syllables

  • staves — [steıvz] the plural of ↑staff 1(2) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • staves — [stāvz] n. 1. alt. pl. of STAFF1 2. pl. of STAVE …   English World dictionary

  • Staves — Staff Staff (st[.a]f), n.; pl. {Staves} (st[=a]vz or st[aum]vz; 277) or {Staffs} (st[.a]fs) in senses 1 9, {Staffs} in senses 10, 11. [AS. st[ae]f a staff; akin to LG. & D. staf, OFries. stef, G. stab, Icel. stafr, Sw. staf, Dan. stav, Goth.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Staves — Recorded as Staves, Stavers, Stivers, and possibly others, this is an English surname. It is quite rare, and originates from the pre 7th century word staef meaning a stave, and is therefore either occupational for a maker of staves or possibly a… …   Surnames reference

  • staves — steɪvz n. plural of staff having the meaning of stick or rod or pole stæf /stɑːf n. stick, rod, pole; group of 5 horizontal lines and the 4 spaces between them on which music is written; spear, lance (Archaic) n. employees working in an… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • -staves — Flagstaff Flag staff , n.; pl. { staves}or { staffs}. A staff[4] on which a flag is hoisted. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • staves — pl. of STAFF(1) n. 3. * * * plural of staff or of stave present third singular of stave * * * /stayvz/, n. 1. a pl. of staff1. 2. pl. of stave. * …   Useful english dictionary

  • staves — /stayvz/, n. 1. a pl. of staff1. 2. pl. of stave. * * * …   Universalium

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