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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)


Noun stub has 5 senses

Verb stub has 4 senses


stubn. [OE. stubbe, AS. stub, styb; akin to D. stobbe, LG. stubbe, Dan. stub, Sw. stubbe, Icel. stubbr, stubbi; cf. Gr. .].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "Stubs sharp and hideous to behold."  [1913 Webster]
    "And prickly stubs instead of trees are found."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A log; a block; a blockhead.  Milton.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A pen with a short, blunt nib.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A stub nail; an old horseshoe nail; also, stub iron.  [1913 Webster]
Stub end (Mach.), the enlarged end of a connecting rod, to which the strap is fastened. -- Stub iron, iron made from stub nails, or old horseshoe nails, -- used in making gun barrels. -- Stub mortise (Carp.), a mortise passing only partly through the timber in which it is formed. -- Stub nail, an old horseshoe nail; a nail broken off; also, a short, thick nail. -- Stub short, or Stub shot (Lumber Manuf.), the part of the end of a sawn log or plank which is beyond the place where the saw kerf ends, and which retains the plank in connection with the log, until it is split off. -- Stub twist, material for a gun barrel, made of a spirally welded ribbon of steel and stub iron combined.
stubv. t. 
  •  To grub up by the roots; to extirpate; as, to stub up edible roots.  [1913 Webster]
    "What stubbing, plowing, digging, and harrowing is to a piece of land."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To remove stubs from; as, to stub land.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To strike as the toes, against a stub, stone, or other fixed object.  [1913 Webster]


stub, n. & v.
1 the remnant of a pencil or cigarette etc. after use.
2 the counterfoil of a cheque or receipt etc.
3 a stunted tail etc.
4 the stump of a tree, tooth, etc.
5 (attrib.) going only part of the way through (stub-mortise; stub-tenon).
--v.tr. (stubbed, stubbing)
1 strike (one's toe) against something.
2 (usu. foll. by out) extinguish (a lighted cigarette) by pressing the lighted end against something.
3 (foll. by up) grub up by the roots.
4 clear (land) of stubs.

stub-axle an axle supporting only one wheel of a pair.
OE stub, stubb f. Gmc



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