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stub

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noun \ˈstəb\

Definition of stub

  1. 1a :  stump 2b :  a short piece remaining on a stem or trunk where a branch has been lost

  2. 2 :  something made or worn to a short or blunt shape; especially :  a pen with a short blunt nib

  3. 3 :  a short blunt part left after a larger part has been broken off or used up <a pencil stub>

  4. 4 :  something cut short or stunted

  5. 5a :  a small part of a leaf (as of a checkbook) attached to the spine for memoranda of the contents of the part torn awayb :  the part of a ticket returned to the user

Examples of stub in a sentence

  1. Hold onto your ticket stub in case you leave the theater and want to come back in again.

  2. <an ashtray full of cigarette stubs>

Origin and Etymology of stub

Middle English stubb, from Old English stybb; akin to Old Norse stūfr stump, Greek stypos stem


First Known Use: before 12th century


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stub

transitive verb

Definition of stub

stubbed

stubbing

  1. 1a :  to grub up by the rootsb :  to clear (land) by grubbing out rooted growthc :  to hew or cut down (a tree) close to the ground

  2. 2 :  to extinguish (as a cigarette) by crushing

  3. 3 :  to strike (one's foot or toe) against an object

15th Century

First Known Use of stub

15th century

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STUB Defined for English Language Learners

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stub

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noun \ˈstəb\

Definition of stub for English Language Learners

  • : a short part left after a larger part has been broken off or used up

  • : a part of a ticket that is kept by the person who uses the ticket

  • : a piece of paper that is attached to a check and has information (such as the amount and the date) printed on it


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stub

transitive verb

Definition of stub for English Language Learners

  • : to put out (a cigarette) by pressing it down against something


STUB Defined for Kids

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stub

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noun \ˈstəb\

Definition of stub for Students

  1. 1 :  a short part remaining after the rest has been removed or used up <a pencil stub>

  2. 2 :  a small part of a larger piece of printed paper (as a check or ticket) kept as a record of the purpose of the paper


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stub

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verb

Definition of stub for Students

stubbed

stubbing

  1. :  to strike (as the toe) against an object



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