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stub - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'stub' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Stub [ n.]
- 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.
- A log; a block; a blockhead.
- 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.
- 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.
- A pen with a short, blunt nib.
- A stub nail; an old horseshoe nail; also, stub iron.
2 . Stub [ v. t.]
- To grub up by the roots; to extirpate; as, to stub up edible roots.
- To remove stubs from; as, to stub land.
- To strike as the toes, against a stub, stone, or other fixed object.

Meaning of 'stub' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . stub [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a small piece
Example in sentence:
  • a nub of coal;
  • a stub of a pencil
2 . stub [ v]
Meaning (2):
- strike (one's toe) accidentally against an object
Example in sentence:
  • She stubbed her toe in the dark and now it's broken
Meaning (3):
- clear of weeds by uprooting them
Example in sentence:
  • stub a field
Meaning (4):
- extinguish by crushing
Example in sentence:
  • stub out your cigar;
  • stub out your cigarette now