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Definition of Stub


  1. 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.
  2. A log; a block; a blockhead.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. A pen with a short, blunt nib.
  6. A stub nail; an old horseshoe nail; also, stub iron.
  7. To grub up by the roots; to extirpate; as, to stub up edible roots.
  8. To remove stubs from; as, to stub land.
  9. To strike as the toes, against a stub, stone, or other fixed object.

Stub Translations

stub in Dutch is peukje, peuk
stub in Portuguese is topo
stub in Spanish is bosquejo
stub in Swedish is stubbe, stump