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Definitions of stuff

  1. strike violently and repeatedly; " She clobbered the man who tried to attack her"
  2. obstruct, as of a passage; " My nose is all stuffed"; " Her arteries are blocked"
  3. senseless talk; " don't give me that stuff"
  4. the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; " coal is a hard black material"; " wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"
  5. press or force; " Stuff money into an envelope"; " She thrust the letter into his hand"
  6. miscellaneous unspecified artifacts; " the trunk was full of stuff"
  7. unspecified qualities required to do or be something; " the stuff of heros"; " you don't have the stuff to be a United States Marine"
  8. a critically important or characteristic component; " suspense is the very stuff of narrative"
  9. information in some unspecified form; " it was stuff I had heard before"; " there's good stuff in that book"
  10. fill with a stuffing while cooking; " Have you stuffed the turkey yet?"
  11. fill tightly with an appropriate material; " stuff a pillow with feathers"; " The old lady wants to have her dead poodle stuffed by the taxidermist"
  12. miscellaneous unspecified objects; " the trunk was full of stuff"
  13. fill tightly with a material; " stuff a pillow with feathers"; " The old lady wants to have her dead poodle stuffed by the taxidermist"
  14. treat with grease, fill, and prepare for mounting; " stuff a bearskin"
  15. overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself; " She stuffed herself at the dinner"; " The kids binged on icecream"
  16. obstruct; " My nose is all stuffed"; " Her arteries are blocked"
  17. fill completely; " The child stuffed his pockets with candy"
  18. Material which is to be worked up in any process of manufacture.
  19. The fundamental material of which anything is made up; elemental part; essence.
  20. Woven material not made into garments; fabric of any kind; specifically, any one of various fabrics of wool or worsted; sometimes, worsted fiber.
  21. Furniture; goods; domestic vessels or utensils.
  22. A medicine or mixture; a potion.
  23. Refuse or worthless matter; hence, also, foolish or irrational language; nonsense; trash.
  24. A melted mass of turpentine, tallow, etc., with which the masts, sides, and bottom of a ship are smeared for lubrication.
  25. Paper stock ground ready for use.
  26. To fill by crowding something into; to cram with something; to load to excess; as, to stuff a bedtick.
  27. To thrust or crowd; to press; to pack.
  28. To fill by being pressed or packed into.
  29. To fill with a seasoning composition of bread, meat, condiments, etc.; as, to stuff a turkey.
  30. To obstruct, as any of the organs; to affect with some obstruction in the organs of sense or respiration.
  31. To fill the skin of, for the purpose of preserving as a specimen; -- said of birds or other animals.
  32. To form or fashion by packing with the necessary material.
  33. To crowd with facts; to cram the mind of; sometimes, to crowd or fill with false or idle tales or fancies.
  34. To put fraudulent votes into ( a ballot box).
  35. To feed gluttonously; to cram.
  36. The material out of which anything may be made; the fundamental part or essence; as, hero stuff; raw material; woven fabrics or cloth; household goods; refuse or waste matter; nonsense.
  37. To fill by crowding something into; as, to stuff one's pockets; press or pack into a small space; fill with specially prepared material; as, to stuff a chicken; put dishonest votes into; as, to stuff a ballot box.
  38. To eat more than enough; to cram.
  39. Materials of which anything is made: textile fabrics, cloth, esp. when woollen: worthless matter: ( B.) household furniture, etc.
  40. To fill by crowding: to fill very full: to press in: to crowd: to cause to bulge out by filling: to fill with seasoning, as a fowl: to fill the skin of a dead animal, so as to reproduce its living form.
  41. To feed gluttonously.
  42. Material; textile fabrics; worthless matter; furniture.
  43. To feed to excess.
  44. To press in; crowd; fill full; fill with seasoning; fill out the skin.
  45. To fill to distention; pack full; cram.
  46. Raw material; the substance of anything.
  47. Possessions generally.
  48. Rubbish; trashy ideas; nonsense.
  49. A mass of matter or collection of substances; the matter of which anything is formed; furniture; that which fills anything; elemental part; cloth fabrics; matter, particularly that which is worthless.
  50. To fill; to fill very full; to thrust in; to cause to bulge by filling; to all meat with seasoning; to fill the skin of a dead animal for preserving its form.
  51. Any collection of substances; materials of which anything is made; the woven fabric of which clothes are made; something trifling or worthless.
  52. To fill very full; to crowd; to press; to cause to swell out by putting something in; to thrust into; to fill meat with seasoning; to obstruct, as one of the organs; to fill, as the skin of a dead animal for preserving its likeness; to feed gluttonously.
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Quotes of stuff

  1. I got about 6037 songs I wrote myself and I'm trying to get them on the market and I just wish people could hear them and stuff but they'll do pretty good. – Hasil Adkins
  2. Watching everyone root through their psyche, it just delights me. Especially R. Crumb's stuff – Alison Bechdel
  3. What does it mean for an actor to make a part his own? It means that he takes on what you had intended and starts to put in his own stuff so that it becomes something that could only happen if he played it. – James L. Brooks
  4. When I was a teenager, 'Playboy' was the most interesting magazine in the world, and not just for the playmates. I liked the interviews and the stories, and all that, but nowadays most of the stuff in there doesn't interest me. – Chester Brown
  5. There's quite a lot of bad stuff written about me. My wife even says a lot of bad stuff about me. But she is wonderful. – Michael Caine
  6. It seems to me that in the western world, culture has something to do with appearance. A person that's out creating good stuff has got to appreciate someone when they take the time to have an appearance that goes with what they're doing. – Ornette Coleman
  7. See, what you're meant to do when you have a mid -life crisis is buy a fast car, aren't you? Well, I've always had fast cars. It's not that. It's the fear that you're past your best. It's the fear that the stuff you've done in the past is your best work. – Robbie Coltrane
  8. I've also been busy doing stuff for Steve Jackson Games. – Phil Foglio
  9. It's important to talk about loving yourself and looking at your tragedies and the stuff that makes you grow. – Anne Heche
  10. In Nicaragua, liberty, equality and the rule of law were the stuff of dreams. But in Paris I discovered the value of those words. – Bianca Jagger
  11. Play is the work of children. It's very serious stuff – Bob Keeshan
  12. I'm trying to read more dead people because I keep having to read stuff for juries and so forth. – Rick Moody
  13. I like performers who I know are for real. You can tell, man, there's an intensity about their stuff You can tell right away they're real people, ya know? – Alan Vega
  14. I always carry lots of stuff with me wherever I roam, always weighted down with books, with cassettes, with pens and paper, just in case I get the urge to sit down somewhere, and oh, I don't know, read something or write my masterpiece. – Elizabeth Wurtzel
  15. I lose tons of stuff on the cutting room floor. For Scary Movie 3, for example, we had a lot of Matrix spoofs, a Hulk scene, and some of that stuff just doesn't hold up- it's too much plot, audiences just didn't want to hear about it. – David Zucker

Usage examples for stuff

  1. Still, what is the use of this stuff now! – Mae Madden by Mary Murdoch Mason
  2. He's the sort for that kind of stuff – The Captives by Hugh Walpole
  3. What's this delicate white stuff – Ethel Morton's Enterprise by Mabell S.C. Smith
  4. But perhaps your father was mistaken, and the stuff he found was not gold at all. – The Valley of the Kings by Marmaduke Pickthall
  5. Now watch out for Lindsey; she's doing forty sides of new stuff in twenty hours. – Blue-grass and Broadway by Maria Thompson Daviess
  6. What can be the nature of this stuff we're standing on? – The Raid on the Termites by Paul Ernst
  7. Plainly, there was no " show- off stuff in Trevison. – 'Firebrand' Trevison by Charles Alden Seltzer
  8. I'd attend to it myself, but they've given me a lot of stuff to go over here." – At Good Old Siwash by George Fitch
  9. His companion answered, that he had not got much opinion of stuff of the sort; and what was it like? – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  10. You mean there wasn't any danger of that stuff going off? – Henry Horn's X-Ray Eye Glasses by Dwight V. Swain
  11. We've always run our stuff in in the summer. – The Gun-Brand by James B. Hendryx
  12. I didn't want to trust that stuff to Blossett, but he must get away with it now without delay. – The Mystery of the Four Fingers by Fred M. White
  13. What sort of stuff is that to make a man happy? – The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton
  14. We might have some stuff sent out from the city, don't you think so? – Lavender and Old Lace by Myrtle Reed
  15. This stuff ain't no use to you, is it? – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  16. If you lived here, you would write a great deal of good stuff and delight the public, but I am not equal to it. – Letters of Anton Chekhov by Anton Chekhov Translated by Constance Garnett
  17. Did you ever hear such stuff in your life? – Mrs. Geoffrey by Duchess
  18. But how does this stuff work? – Brink of Madness by Walter J. Sheldon
  19. And now you'll probably live long enough- I hope- to hear me called a lot worse stuff than that. – Triplanetary by Edward Elmer Smith
  20. Here it is- fine stuff – The Birthright by Joseph Hocking

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