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Stub vs. Stump

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Stubnoun

Something blunted, stunted, or cut short, such as stubble or a stump.

Stumpnoun

The remains of something that has been cut off; especially the remains of a tree, the remains of a limb.

Stubnoun

A piece of certain paper items, designed to be torn off and kept for record or identification purposes.

‘check stub, ticket stub, payment stub’;

Stumpnoun

(politics) The place or occasion at which a campaign takes place; the husting.

Stubnoun

(computing) A placeholder procedure that has the signature of the planned procedure but does not yet implement the intended behavior.

Stumpnoun

(figurative) A place or occasion at which a person harangues or otherwise addresses a group in a manner suggesting political oration.

Stubnoun

(computing) A procedure that translates requests from external systems into a format suitable for processing and then submits those requests for processing.

Stumpnoun

(cricket) One of three small wooden posts which together with the bails make the wicket and that the fielding team attempt to hit with the ball.

Stubnoun

(wikis) A page providing only minimal information and intended for later development.

Stumpnoun

(drawing) An artists’ drawing tool made of rolled paper used to smudge or blend marks made with charcoal, Conté crayon, pencil or other drawing media.

Stubnoun

The remaining part of the docked tail of a dog

Stumpnoun

A wooden or concrete pole used to support a house.

Stubnoun

An unequal first or last interest calculation period, as a part of a financial swap contract

Stumpnoun

A leg.

‘to stir one's stumps’;

Stubnoun

(obsolete) A log or block of wood.

Stumpnoun

A pin in a tumbler lock which forms an obstruction to throwing the bolt except when the gates of the tumblers are properly arranged, as by the key.

Stubnoun

(obsolete) A blockhead.

Stumpnoun

A pin or projection in a lock to form a guide for a movable piece.

Stubnoun

A pen with a short, blunt nib.

Stumpverb

To stop, confuse, or puzzle.

Stubnoun

An old and worn horseshoe nail.

Stumpverb

To baffle; to make unable to find an answer to a question or problem.

‘This last question has me stumped.’;

Stubnoun

Stub iron.

Stumpverb

(intransitive) To campaign.

‘He’s been stumping for that reform for months.’;

Stubnoun

The smallest remainder of a smoked cigarette; a butt.

Stumpverb

To travel over (a state, a district, etc.) giving speeches for electioneering purposes.

Stubverb

(transitive) To remove most of a tree, bush, or other rooted plant by cutting it close to the ground.

Stumpverb

To get a batsman out stumped.

Stubverb

(transitive) To remove a plant by pulling it out by the roots.

Stumpverb

To bowl down the stumps of (a wicket).

Stubverb

(transitive) To jam, hit, or bump, especially a toe.

‘I stubbed my toe trying to find the light switch in the dark.’;

Stumpverb

(intransitive) To walk heavily or clumsily, plod, trudge.

Stubnoun

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.

‘Stubs sharp and hideous to behold.’; ‘And prickly stubs instead of trees are found.’;

Stumpverb

(transitive) To reduce to a stump; to truncate or cut off a part of.

Stubnoun

A log; a block; a blockhead.

Stumpverb

(transitive) To strike unexpectedly; to stub, as the toe against something fixed.

Stubnoun

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.

Stumpnoun

The part of a tree or plant remaining in the earth after the stem or trunk is cut off; the stub.

Stubnoun

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.

Stumpnoun

The part of a limb or other body remaining after a part is amputated or destroyed; a fixed or rooted remnant; a stub; as, the stump of a leg, a finger, a tooth, or a broom.

Stubnoun

A pen with a short, blunt nib.

Stumpnoun

The legs; as, to stir one's stumps.

Stubnoun

A stub nail; an old horseshoe nail; also, stub iron.

Stumpnoun

One of the three pointed rods stuck in the ground to form a wicket and support the bails.

Stubverb

To grub up by the roots; to extirpate; as, to stub up edible roots.

‘What stubbing, plowing, digging, and harrowing is to a piece of land.’;

Stumpnoun

A short, thick roll of leather or paper, cut to a point, or any similar implement, used to rub down the lines of a crayon or pencil drawing, in shading it, or for shading drawings by producing tints and gradations from crayon, etc., in powder.

Stubverb

To remove stubs from; as, to stub land.

Stumpnoun

A pin in a tumbler lock which forms an obstruction to throwing the bolt, except when the gates of the tumblers are properly arranged, as by the key; a fence; also, a pin or projection in a lock to form a guide for a movable piece.

Stubverb

To strike as the toes, against a stub, stone, or other fixed object.

Stumpverb

To cut off a part of; to reduce to a stump; to lop.

‘Around the stumped top soft moss did grow.’;

Stubnoun

a short piece remaining on a trunk or stem where a branch is lost

Stumpverb

To strike, as the toes, against a stone or something fixed; to stub.

Stubnoun

a small piece;

‘a nub of coal’; ‘a stub of a pencil’;

Stumpverb

To challenge; also, to nonplus.

Stubnoun

a torn part of a ticket returned to the holder as a receipt

Stumpverb

To travel over, delivering speeches for electioneering purposes; as, to stump a State, or a district. See To go on the stump, under Stump, n.

Stubnoun

the part of a check that is retained as a record

Stumpverb

To put (a batsman) out of play by knocking off the bail, or knocking down the stumps of the wicket he is defending while he is off his allotted ground; - sometimes with out.

‘A herd of boys with clamor bowled,And stumped the wicket.’;

Stubnoun

the small unused part of something (especially the end of a cigarette that is left after smoking)

Stumpverb

To walk clumsily, as if on stumps.

Stubverb

strike against an object;

‘She stubbed her one's toe in the dark and now it's broken’;

Stumpnoun

the base part of a tree that remains standing after the tree has been felled

Stumpnoun

the part of a limb or tooth that remains after the rest is removed

Stumpnoun

(cricket) any of three upright wooden posts that form the wicket

Stumpnoun

a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it

Stumpverb

cause to be perplexed or confounded;

‘This problem stumped her’;

Stumpverb

walk heavily;

‘The men stomped through the snow in their heavy boots’;

Stumpverb

travel through a district and make political speeches;

‘the candidate stumped the Northeast’;

Stumpverb

remove tree stumps from;

‘stump a field’;

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