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stump

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noun \ˈstəmp\

Definition of stump

  1. 1a :  the basal portion of a bodily part remaining after the rest is removedb :  a rudimentary or vestigial bodily part

  2. 2 :  the part of a plant and especially a tree remaining attached to the root after the trunk is cut

  3. 3 :  a remaining part :  stub

  4. 4 :  one of the pointed rods stuck in the ground to form a cricket wicket

  5. 5 :  a place or occasion for public speaking (as for a cause or candidate); also :  the circuit followed by a maker of such speeches —used especially in the phrase on the stump



Origin and Etymology of stump

Middle English stumpe; akin to Old High German stumpf stump and perhaps to Middle English stampen to stamp


First Known Use: 14th century

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stump

verb

Definition of stump

  • transitive verb
    1. 1 :  to reduce to a stump :  trim

    2. 2a :  dare, challengeb :  to frustrate the progress or efforts of :  baffle

    3. 3 :  to clear (land) of stumps

    4. 4 :  to travel over (a region) making political speeches or supporting a cause

    5. 5a :  to walk over heavily or clumsilyb :  stub 3

    6. intransitive verb
    7. 1 :  to walk heavily or clumsily

    8. 2 :  to go about making political speeches or supporting a cause

    stumper

    noun


    1581

    First Known Use of stump

    1581


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    stump

    noun

    Definition of stump

    1. :  a short thick roll of leather, felt, or paper usually pointed at both ends and used for shading or blending a drawing in crayon, pencil, charcoal, pastel, or chalk



    Origin and Etymology of stump

    French or Dutch dialect; French estompe, from Dutch dial stomp, literally, stub, from Middle Dutch; akin to Old High German stumpf stump


    First Known Use: 1778

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    stump

    transitive verb

    Definition of stump

    1. :  to tone or treat (a drawing) with a stump



    1807

    First Known Use of stump

    1807

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    STUMP Defined for Kids

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    stump

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    noun \ˈstəmp\

    Definition of stump for Students

    1. 1 :  the part of a tree that remains in the ground after the tree is cut down

    2. 2 :  the part of something (as a tooth or a pencil) that remains after the rest has been removed, lost, or worn away :  stub




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    stump

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    verb

    Definition of stump for Students

    stumped

    stumping

    1. 1 :  perplex, baffle <My question stumped the experts.>

    2. 2 :  to walk or walk over heavily, stiffly, or clumsily as if with a wooden leg




    Medical Dictionary

    stump

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    noun \ˈstəmp\

    Medical Definition of stump

    1. 1:  the basal portion of a bodily part (as a limb) remaining after the rest is removed

    2. 2:  a rudimentary or vestigial bodily part





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