verb (used with object), stoved, stov·ing.
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Origin of stove1
Words nearby stove
Definition for stove (2 of 3)
Definition for stove (3 of 3)
- a verse or stanza of a poem or song.
- the alliterating sound in a line of verse, as the w-sound in wind in the willows.
verb (used with object), staved or stove, stav·ing.
verb (used without object), staved or stove, stav·ing.
- to put, ward, or keep off, as by force or evasion.
- to prevent in time; forestall: He wasn't able to stave off bankruptcy.
Origin of stave
OTHER WORDS FROM staveun·staved, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for stove
Putin, with his comments Friday, just moved it to the front of the stove.
I was stuck between the sink and the stove, which I thought was fantastic!Julianna Margulies's Favorite 'The Good Wife' Scenes|Julianna Margulies|August 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There is also a mysterious Moomin ancestor who lives permanently in the stove.
He is, however, obedient about not turning on the stove burner without permission.
It was almost as large as the front room, with a stove, a refrigerator, a good-sized table and, in one corner, another double bed.Stanley Booth on the Life and Hard Times of Blues Genius Furry Lewis|Stanley Booth|June 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sarrion, smoking a cigarette by the stove, glanced at his son and knew that Juanita's fate was fixed.The Velvet Glove|Henry Seton Merriman
They gagged us first, so's we couldn't sing out; then they filled up the stove an' beat it.Hidden Gold|Wilder Anthony
Put on the stove a teacup milk with a piece of butter in it the size of a walnut.Housekeeping in Old Virginia|Marion Cabell Tyree
Suppose you wanted to lift a heavy frying pan off the stove.Common Science|Carleton W. Washburne
He could see through it into the kitchen, and by straining his eyes, he could even see the stove and the refrigerator.The Servant Problem|Robert F. Young
British Dictionary definitions for stove (1 of 3)
Word Origin for stove
British Dictionary definitions for stove (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for stove (3 of 3)
- British an individual group of five lines and four spaces used in staff notation
- another word for staff 1 (def. 9)