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

  1. 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
  2. We might have some stuff sent out from the city, don't you think so? – Lavender and Old Lace by Myrtle Reed
  3. Here it is- fine stuff. – The Birthright by Joseph Hocking
  4. He's the sort for that kind of stuff." – The Captives by Hugh Walpole
  5. This stuff ain't no use to you, is it? – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  6. What can be the nature of this stuff we're standing on? – The Raid on the Termites by Paul Ernst
  7. What's this delicate white stuff? – Ethel Morton's Enterprise by Mabell S.C. Smith
  8. You mean there wasn't any danger of that stuff going off? – Henry Horn's X-Ray Eye Glasses by Dwight V. Swain
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Now watch out for Lindsey; she's doing forty sides of new stuff in twenty hours. – Blue-grass and Broadway by Maria Thompson Daviess
  12. But how does this stuff work? – Brink of Madness by Walter J. Sheldon
  13. 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
  14. Plainly, there was no " show- off stuff" in Trevison. – 'Firebrand' Trevison by Charles Alden Seltzer
  15. 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
  16. Did you ever hear such stuff in your life? – Mrs. Geoffrey by Duchess
  17. But perhaps your father was mistaken, and the stuff he found was not gold at all. – The Valley of the Kings by Marmaduke Pickthall
  18. What sort of stuff is that to make a man happy? – The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton
  19. We've always run our stuff in in the summer. – The Gun-Brand by James B. Hendryx
  20. Still, what is the use of this stuff now! – Mae Madden by Mary Murdoch Mason
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