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1stump

noun \ˈstəmp\

Definition of STUMP

1
a :  the basal portion of a bodily part remaining after the rest is removed
b :  a rudimentary or vestigial bodily part
2
:  the part of a plant and especially a tree remaining attached to the root after the trunk is cut
3
:  a remaining part :  stub
4
:  one of the pointed rods stuck in the ground to form a cricket wicket
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 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

Other Wood Production Terms

cord, lumber, punk

2stump

verb

Definition of STUMP

transitive verb
1
:  to reduce to a stump :  trim
2
a :  dare, challenge
b :  to frustrate the progress or efforts of :  baffle
3
:  to clear (land) of stumps
4
:  to travel over (a region) making political speeches or supporting a cause
5
a :  to walk over heavily or clumsily
b :  stub 3
intransitive verb
1
:  to walk heavily or clumsily
2
:  to go about making political speeches or supporting a cause
stump·er noun

First Known Use of STUMP

1581

3stump

noun

Definition of STUMP

:  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 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

Other Fine Arts Terms

Gothic, baroque, bas-relief, limn, oeuvre, pastiche, rococo, sfumato

4stump

transitive verb

Definition of STUMP

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

First Known Use of STUMP

1807

Other Fine Arts Terms

Gothic, baroque, bas-relief, limn, oeuvre, pastiche, rococo, sfumato
STUMPER Defined for Kids

1stump

noun \ˈstəmp\

Definition of STUMP for Kids

1
:  the part of a tree that remains in the ground after the tree is cut down
2
:  the part of something (as a tooth or a pencil) that remains after the rest has been removed, lost, or worn away :  stub

2stump

verb
stumpedstump·ing

Definition of STUMP for Kids

1
:  perplex, baffle <My question stumped the experts.>
2
:  to walk or walk over heavily, stiffly, or clumsily as if with a wooden leg
Medical Dictionary

stump

noun \ˈstəmp\

Medical Definition of STUMP

1
:  the basal portion of a bodily part (as a limb) remaining after the rest is removed
2
:  a rudimentary or vestigial bodily part

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