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STUMP

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does stump mean? 

STUMP (noun)
  The noun STUMP has 4 senses:

1. the base part of a tree that remains standing after the tree has been felled
2. the part of a limb or tooth that remains after the rest is removed
3. (cricket) any of three upright wooden posts that form the wicket
4. a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it

  Familiarity information: STUMP used as a noun is uncommon.


STUMP (verb)
  The verb STUMP has 4 senses:

1. cause to be perplexed or confounded
2. walk heavily
3. travel through a district and make political speeches
4. remove tree stumps from

  Familiarity information: STUMP used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


STUMP (noun)


Sense 1stump [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The base part of a tree that remains standing after the tree has been felled

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

tree stump; stump

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

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

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

stool ((forestry) the stump of a tree that has been felled or headed for the production of saplings)

Holonyms ("stump" is a part of...):

tree (a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms)


Sense 2stump [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The part of a limb or tooth that remains after the rest is removed

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

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

body part (any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity)

Holonyms ("stump" is a part of...):

tooth (hard bonelike structures in the jaws of vertebrates; used for biting and chewing or for attack and defense)

limb (one of the jointed appendages of an animal used for locomotion or grasping: arm; leg; wing; flipper)


Sense 3stump [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(cricket) any of three upright wooden posts that form the wicket

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

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

post (an upright consisting of a piece of timber or metal fixed firmly in an upright position)

Domain category:

cricket (a game played with a ball and bat by two teams of 11 players; teams take turns trying to score runs)

Holonyms ("stump" is a part of...):

grille; lattice; wicket (small opening (like a window in a door) through which business can be transacted)


Sense 4stump [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

ambo; dais; podium; pulpit; rostrum; soapbox; stump

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

platform (a raised horizontal surface)


STUMP (verb)


Sense 1stump [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to be perplexed or confounded

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

stump; mix up

Context example:

This problem stumped her

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

amaze; baffle; beat; bewilder; dumbfound; flummox; get; gravel; mystify; nonplus; perplex; pose; puzzle; stick; stupefy; vex (be a mystery or bewildering to)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s somebody

Sentence example:

The performance is likely to stump Sue


Sense 2stump [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Walk heavily

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

stamp; stomp; stump

Context example:

The men stomped through the snow in their heavy boots

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

walk (use one's feet to advance; advance by steps)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP

Sentence example:

The children stump to the playground


Sense 3stump [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Travel through a district and make political speeches

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Context example:

the candidate stumped the Northeast

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

campaign; run (run, stand, or compete for an office or a position)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4stump [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Remove tree stumps from

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

stump a field

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

clear (remove)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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