Definitions of stump

  1. To walk heavily or clumsily; to go about speechifying.
  2. To reduce to a stump: to cut off a part of: to knock down the wickets in cricket when the batsman is out of his ground.
  3. To challenge.
  4. To bring to a halt.
  5. To walk heavily and stiffly.
  6. cause to be perplexed or confounded; " This problem stumped her"
  7. walk heavily; " The men stomped through the snow i their heavy boots"
  8. remove tree stumps from; " stump a field"
  9. travel through a district and make political speeches; " the candidate stumped the Northeast"
  10. walk heavily; " The men stomped through the snow in their heavy boots"
  11. The part of a tree or plant remaining in the earth after the stem or trunk is cut off; the stub.
  12. The part of a limb or other body remaining after a part is amputated or destroyed; a fixed or rooted remnant; a stub; as, the stump of a leg, a finger, a tooth, or a broom.
  13. The legs; as, to stir one's stumps.
  14. One of the three pointed rods stuck in the ground to form a wicket and support the bails.
  15. A short, thick roll of leather or paper, cut to a point, or any similar implement, used to rub down the lines of a crayon or pencil drawing, in shading it, or for shading drawings by producing tints and gradations from crayon, etc., in powder.
  16. A pin in a tumbler lock which forms an obstruction to throwing the bolt, except when the gates of the tumblers are properly arranged, as by the key; a fence; also, a pin or projection in a lock to form a guide for a movable piece.
  17. To cut off a part of; to reduce to a stump; to lop.
  18. To strike, as the toes, against a stone or something fixed; to stub.
  19. To challenge; also, to nonplus.
  20. To travel over, delivering speeches for electioneering purposes; as, to stump a State, or a district. See To go on the stump, under Stump, n.
  21. To put ( a batsman) out of play by knocking off the bail, or knocking down the stumps of the wicket he is defending while he is off his allotted ground; -- sometimes with out.
  22. To bowl down the stumps of, as, of a wicket.
  23. To walk clumsily, as if on stumps.
  24. To walk on or as on stumps; tramp heavily.
  25. To lop; to travel over, speechifying; in cricket, to put out by knocking down the wicket.
  26. To lop; to curtail; to walk about heavily and clumsily; to deliver electioneering speeches.
  27. Legs.
  28. The legs.
  29. the part of a limb or tooth that remains after the rest is removed
  30. the base part of a tree that remains standing after the tree has been felled
  31. That part of a tree which remains in the ground after the trunk is cut down; the part, as of an arm or leg, remaining after a portion has been cut off; a place for political speaking; hence, political speaking.
  32. The part of a tree left in the ground after the trunk is cut down: the part of a body remaining after apart is cut off or destroyed: one of the three sticks forming a wicket in cricket.
  33. That portion of a tree left standing when the tree is felled.
  34. The end, as of a limb, that remains when the main part has been removed.
  35. A platform where a stump speech is made.
  36. The part of a tree remaining in the earth after the trunk is cut down; the part of a limb or other body remaining after the rest is amputated or destroyed; in cricket, one of the sticks of a wicket; a roll of leather or paper used to smear the crayon or pencil drawing in order to produce a tint.
  37. The end remaining after something has been cut off; the remaining part of the branch of a tree, after being cut down; in cricket, one of a set of three rods or posts of wood which support the bails and constitute the wicket; an artist's soft pencil or rubber.
  38. Of or pertaining to a stump.
  39. Stumpy.