Staved vs Steved - What's the difference?

staved | steved |

As verbs the difference between staved and steved

is that staved is (stave) while steved is (steve).




  • (stave)

  • stave



    (en noun)
  • One of a number of narrow strips of wood, or narrow iron plates, placed edge to edge to form the sides, covering, or lining of a vessel or structure; especially, one of the strips which form the sides of a cask, a pail, etc.
  • One of the bars or rounds of a rack, rungs of a ladder, etc; one of the cylindrical bars of a lantern wheel
  • (poetry) A metrical portion; a stanza; a staff.
  • * Wordsworth
  • Let us chant a passing stave / In honour of that hero brave.
  • (label) The five horizontal and parallel lines on and between which musical notes are written or pointed; the staff.
  • A staff or walking stick.
  • Verb

  • To break in the staves of; to break a hole in; to burst. Often with in .
  • to stave in a cask
  • * 1851 ,
  • Be careful in the hunt, ye mates. Don’t stave the boats needlessly, ye harpooneers; good white cedar plank is raised full three per cent within the year.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1914 , year_published=2009 , edition=HTML , editor= , author=Edgar Rice Burrows , title=The Mucker , chapter= citation , genre= , publisher=The Gutenberg Project , isbn= , page= , passage=…for the jagged butt of the fallen mast was dashing against the ship's side with such vicious blows that it seemed but a matter of seconds ere it would stave a hole in her. }}
  • To push, as with a staff. With off .
  • * South
  • The condition of a servant staves him off to a distance.
  • To delay by force or craft; to drive away. Often with off .
  • to stave off the execution of a project
  • * Tennyson
  • And answered with such craft as women use, / Guilty or guilties, to stave off a chance / That breaks upon them perilously.
  • To burst in pieces by striking against something.
  • To walk or move rapidly.
  • To suffer, or cause, to be lost by breaking the cask.
  • * Sandys
  • All the wine in the city has been staved .
  • To furnish with staves or rundles.
  • (Knolles)
  • To render impervious or solid by driving with a calking iron.
  • to stave lead, or the joints of pipes into which lead has been run

    Derived terms

    * stave in * stave off


    * English contranyms ---- ==Norwegian Bokmål==


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  • (steve)

  • Steve


    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • A diminutive of Steven and Stephen, also used as a formal male given name.
  • .
  • Quotations

    * 1989 Ann Beattie: Picturing Will , Random House, ISBN 0394569873, page 67: *: His first name was probably Steve' or Ed. No, there were no more ' Steves or Eds in New York. They were now Steven or Edward, whether they were gay or straight. If they had money, they didn't have a nickname. Everybody was into high seriousness, so that now even dogs were named Humphrey and Raphael. * 1956 : Peyton Place , UPNE, 1999, ISBN 1555534007, Book Three,Chapter 13, *: Allison made a careful note of the address and within the hour she had met, decided she liked, and moved in with a girl of twenty who called herself Steve Wallace. *: "Don't call me Stephanie", Steve had said. "I don't know why it should, but being called Stephanie always makes me feel like something pale and dull out of Jane Austen." English diminutives of male given names