Definitions of stub

  1. Strike against some fixed object; as, to stub one's toe.
  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.
  3. To take out the stubs from.
  4. To strike, as the toe, against a low obstruction.
  5. To grub up, as roots.
  6. strike against an object, as of one's toe or foot
  7. To grub up by the roots; to extirpate; to rid of roots; to strike the toe against a stump, stone, & c.
  8. To grub up by the roots; to extirpate.
  9. the part of a check that is retained as a record
  10. a torn part of a ticket returned to the holder as a receipt
  11. a short piece remaining on a trunk or stem where a branch is lost
  12. 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.
  13. A log; a block; a blockhead.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. A pen with a short, blunt nib.
  17. A stub nail; an old horseshoe nail; also, stub iron.
  18. To remove stubs from; as, to stub land.
  19. To strike as the toes, against a stub, stone, or other fixed object.
  20. 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.
  21. The stump left after a tree is cut down.
  22. Stump of a small tree.
  23. 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.
  24. The stump of a tree; a stub nail.
  25. The stump of a tree; anything short and thick.
  26. Stubbed.
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