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Definitions of stub

  1. Strike against some fixed object; as, to stub one's toe. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To take the stubs or roots of from the ground: to strike the toes against a stump, stone, or other fixed object:-pr.p. stubbing; pa.t. and pa.p. stubbed. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. To take out the stubs from. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. To strike, as the toe, against a low obstruction. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. To grub up, as roots. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. strike against an object, as of one's toe or foot Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. To grub up by the roots; to extirpate; to rid of roots; to strike the toe against a stump, stone, &c. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. To grub up by the roots; to extirpate. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. the part of a check that is retained as a record Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. a small piece; "a nub of coal"; "a stub of a pencil" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. a torn part of a ticket returned to the holder as a receipt Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. a short piece remaining on a trunk or stem where a branch is lost Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. The stump of a tree; that part of a tree or plant which remains fixed in the earth when the stem is cut down; -- applied especially to the stump of a small tree, or shrub. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. A log; a block; a blockhead. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. The short blunt part of anything after larger part has been broken off or used up; hence, anything short and thick; as, the stub of a pencil, candle, or cigar. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. A part of a leaf in a check book, after a check is torn out, on which the number, amount, and destination of the check are usually recorded. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. A pen with a short, blunt nib. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. A stub nail; an old horseshoe nail; also, stub iron. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. To remove stubs from; as, to stub land. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. To strike as the toes, against a stub, stone, or other fixed object. Newage Dictionary DB
  21. The stump of a tree; the short, blunt part of anything after the larger part has been broken off or used up; as, the stub of a pencil; part of a leaf left in a check book after a check is torn out, and serving as a memorandum of the check; a pen with a short, blunt point. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. The stump left after a tree is cut down. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. Stump of a small tree. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  24. The stump of a tree, bush, or the like; any short part or piece, as a memorandum left when a check or note is detached; a remnant. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. The stump of a tree; a stub nail. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  26. The stump of a tree; anything short and thick. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  27. Stubbed. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Usage examples for stub

  1. Handing her a stub of a pencil, he held the book. – Grace Harlowe's Golden Summer by Jessie Graham Flower
  2. Stub pines stood over them. – Rootabaga Stories by Carl Sandburg
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