Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • See stathe, statheman.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun engraving A landing place; an elevated staging upon a wharf for discharging coal, etc., as from railway cars, into vessels.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A landing place; an elevated staging upon a wharf for discharging coal, etc., as from railway cars into vessels.

Etymologies

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From Old Norse stǫð, from Proto-Germanic *staþwō.

Examples

  • So starboard your helm and find the nearest port to put in and come alongside the staith so you can raise a tankard or two.

    September 2005

  • Now here, upon a very sad November afternoon, when the Northern day was narrowing in; and the Ouse, which is usually of a ginger-color, was nearly as dark as a nutmeg; and the bridge, and the staith, and the houses, and the people, resembled one another in tint and tone; while between the Minster and the Clifford Tower there was not much difference of outline — here and now Master

    Mary Anerley

  • A tackle hooked to one of the baulks of timber forming the staith was being hauled at by five women and two men!

    Yorkshire

  • He certainly adopted it early, and thereby met the fate of men before their age; for his plan was opposed by the labouring people of the colliery, who got up a riot in which they tore up the road and burnt the coal-staith, whilst Mr. Curr fled into a neighbouring wood for concealment, and lay there _perdu_ for three days and nights, to escape the fury of the populace.

    Lives of the Engineers The Locomotive. George and Robert Stephenson

  • Now here, upon a very sad November afternoon, when the Northern day was narrowing in; and the Ouse, which is usually of a ginger-color, was nearly as dark as a nutmeg; and the bridge, and the staith, and the houses, and the people, resembled one another in tint and tone; while between the Minster and the Clifford Tower there was not much difference of outline -- here and now Master Geoffrey Mordacks was sitting in the little room where strangers were received.

    Mary Anerley : a Yorkshire Tale

  • "The tide'll be on the flow by that time," Jimmy observed, "and we'll get off from the staith breakwater.

    The Zeppelin's Passenger

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