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Definitions of stub

  1. strike against an object, as of one's toe or foot
  2. the small unused part of something ( especially the end of a cigarette that is left after smoking)
  3. the part of a check that is retained as a record
  4. a small piece; " a nub of coal"; " a stub of a pencil"
  5. a torn part of a ticket returned to the holder as a receipt
  6. a short piece remaining on a trunk or stem where a branch is lost
  7. strike against an object; " She stubbed her one's toe in the dark and now it's broken"
  8. 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.
  9. A log; a block; a blockhead.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. A pen with a short, blunt nib.
  13. A stub nail; an old horseshoe nail; also, stub iron.
  14. To grub up by the roots; to extirpate; as, to stub up edible roots.
  15. To remove stubs from; as, to stub land.
  16. To strike as the toes, against a stub, stone, or other fixed object.
  17. 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.
  18. Strike against some fixed object; as, to stub one's toe.
  19. Stubbed.
  20. Stubbing.
  21. The stump left after a tree is cut down.
  22. 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.
  23. Stump of a small tree.
  24. To take out the stubs from.
  25. To strike, as the toe, against a low obstruction.
  26. To grub up, as roots.
  27. 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.
  28. The stump of a tree; a stub nail.
  29. To grub up by the roots; to extirpate; to rid of roots; to strike the toe against a stump, stone, & c.
  30. The stump of a tree; anything short and thick.
  31. To grub up by the roots; to extirpate.
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Usage examples for stub

  1. He's sitting in that little scrub oak- just to the left of the stub." – The Adventures of Bobby Orde by Stewart Edward White
  2. The address was printed, not written, in a large, strong hand, with a stub pen. – Sight Unseen by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  3. Handing her a stub of a pencil, he held the book. – Grace Harlowe's Golden Summer by Jessie Graham Flower
  4. What struck Melissy as strange was that the squaw was figuring on the back of an old envelope with the stub of a lead pencil. – Brand Blotters by William MacLeod Raine
  5. He took a small memorandum book and a " stub" of pencil from his pocket. – Mr. Jack Hamlin's Mediation and Other Stories by Bret Harte
  6. The name upon the stub of the transfer book has been scratched out. – Cap'n Warren's Wards by Joseph C. Lincoln
  7. But where is the hollow birch- stub? – Mrs. Peter Rabbit by Thornton W. Burgess
  8. He flicked the stub of a cigarette into the flames. – The Bronze Bell by Louis Joseph Vance
  9. As soon as Nina left him, instead of rejoining his wife and Derby he sat at his desk and was immediately absorbed in making figures with the stub of a pencil on the back of an envelope. – The Title Market by Emily Post
  10. I found a match for him, and lighting the stub of a cigar, he said " Thanks," crossed his legs and hooked his thumbs in the arm- holes of his " vest." – Bolanyo by Opie Percival Read
  11. Once he tumbled end over end in a comical scramble, as the fragment caught on a grass stub but gave way when he had braced himself and was pulling hardest. – Ways of Wood Folk by William J. Long
  12. He was a " stub- horn" bull, about eleven years old, much larger every way than any of the others we collected. – The Extermination of the American Bison by William T. Hornaday
  13. The horn at three months is about 1 inch in length, and is a mere little black stub. – The Extermination of the American Bison by William T. Hornaday
  14. Something boomed, grated, boomed again and Temple watched another girder bounce off the floor, dip one end into the molten pool and clatter out a stub. – Voyage To Eternity by Milton Lesser
  15. Stub pines stood over them. – Rootabaga Stories by Carl Sandburg
  16. This man was round and plump- plump as a stuffed olive fished from a jar of oil, and as shiny; dark- skinned, with a pair of heavy eyebrows that met over a stub of a nose ending in a knob; two keen rat eyes, a mouth hidden by a lump of a mustache black as tar, and a sagging, flabby chin which slunk into his collar. – The Veiled Lady and Other Men and Women by F. Hopkinson Smith
  17. There were the check- books, each voucher pinned to its stub. – Comrade Yetta by Albert Edwards
  18. " He's going over to the post office," surmised the lean youth, shifting the stub of his cigar to the corner of his mouth in a knowing manner. – An Alabaster Box by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and Florence Morse Kingsley
  19. A beetle on its way in the heather, a stub of yellow grass sticks up here and there- huge trees they seem to the beetle's eye! – Wanderers by Knut Hamsun
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