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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

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Definition of stump

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to reduce to a stump :  trim

  3. 2a :  dare, challengeb :  to frustrate the progress or efforts of :  baffle

  4. 3 :  to clear (land) of stumps

  5. 4 :  to travel over (a region) making political speeches or supporting a cause

  6. 5a :  to walk over heavily or clumsilyb :  stub 3

  7. intransitive verb
  8. 1 :  to walk heavily or clumsily

  9. 2 :  to go about making political speeches or supporting a cause

stumper

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1581

First Known Use of stump

1581


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stump

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


First Known Use: 1778

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stump

verb

Definition of stump

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  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

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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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