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STUB (stubbed, stubbing)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does stub mean? 

STUB (noun)
  The noun STUB has 5 senses:

1. a short piece remaining on a trunk or stem where a branch is lost
2. a small piece
3. a torn part of a ticket returned to the holder as a receipt
4. the part of a check that is retained as a record
5. the small unused part of something (especially the end of a cigarette that is left after smoking)

  Familiarity information: STUB used as a noun is common.


STUB (verb)
  The verb STUB has 4 senses:

1. pull up (weeds) by their roots
2. extinguish by crushing
3. clear of weeds by uprooting them
4. strike (one's toe) accidentally against an object

  Familiarity information: STUB used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


STUB (noun)


Sense 1stub [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A short piece remaining on a trunk or stem where a branch is lost

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Hypernyms ("stub" is a kind of...):

plant part; plant structure (any part of a plant or fungus)


Sense 2stub [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A small piece

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

stub; nub

Context examples:

a nub of coal / a stub of a pencil

Hypernyms ("stub" is a kind of...):

part; piece (a portion of a natural object)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "stub"):

nubbin (a small nub (especially an undeveloped fruit or ear of corn))


Sense 3stub [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A torn part of a ticket returned to the holder as a receipt

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

ticket stub; stub

Hypernyms ("stub" is a kind of...):

receipt (an acknowledgment (usually tangible) that payment has been made)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "stub"):

rain check (a ticket stub entitling the holder to admission to a future event if the scheduled event was cancelled due to rain)


Sense 4stub [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The part of a check that is retained as a record

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

check stub; counterfoil; stub

Hypernyms ("stub" is a kind of...):

record (anything (such as a document or a phonograph record or a photograph) providing permanent evidence of or information about past events)


Sense 5stub [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The small unused part of something (especially the end of a cigarette that is left after smoking)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

stub; butt

Hypernyms ("stub" is a kind of...):

part; portion (something less than the whole of a human artifact)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "stub"):

cigar butt (small part of a cigar that is left after smoking)

cigarette butt (small part of a cigarette that is left after smoking)

roach (the butt of a marijuana cigarette)


STUB (verb)


Sense 1stub [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pull up (weeds) by their roots

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Hypernyms (to "stub" is one way to...):

deracinate; extirpate; root out; uproot (pull up by or as if by the roots)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2stub [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Extinguish by crushing

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

stub out your cigarette now

Hypernyms (to "stub" is one way to...):

blow out; extinguish; quench; snuff out (put out, as of fires, flames, or lights)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3stub [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Clear of weeds by uprooting them

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

stub a field

Hypernyms (to "stub" is one way to...):

weed (clear of weeds)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4stub [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Strike (one's toe) accidentally against an object

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Context example:

She stubbed her toe in the dark and now it's broken

Hypernyms (to "stub" is one way to...):

collide with; hit; impinge on; run into; strike (hit against; come into sudden contact with)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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