Meaning of stub


Pronunciation: (stub), [key]
— n., v., stubbed, stub•bing.
  1. a short projecting part.
  2. a short remaining piece, as of a pencil, candle, or cigar.
  3. (in a checkbook, receipt book, etc.) the inner end of each leaf, for keeping a record of the content of the part filled out and torn away.
  4. the returned portion of a ticket.
  5. the end of a fallen tree, shrub, or plant left fixed in the ground; stump.
  6. something having a short, blunt shape, esp. a short-pointed, blunt pen.
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  8. something having the look of incomplete or stunted growth, as a horn of an animal.
  9. a part-score.
  1. to strike accidentally against a projecting object: I stubbed my toe against the step.
  2. to extinguish the burning end of (a cigarette or cigar) by crushing it against a solid object (often fol. by out): He stubbed out the cigarette in the ashtray.
  3. to clear of stubs, as land.
  4. to dig up by the roots; grub up (roots).


Pronunciation: (stub), [key]
— adj.
  1. stocky; squat.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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