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Meaning & Definition of Stub in English

English

Stub

/stəb/

noun

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

    synonym:
  • stub

2. A small piece

  • "A nub of coal"
  • "A stub of a pencil"
    synonym:
  • nub
  • ,
  • stub

3. A torn part of a ticket returned to the holder as a receipt

    synonym:
  • stub
  • ,
  • ticket stub

4. The part of a check that is retained as a record

    synonym:
  • stub
  • ,
  • check stub
  • ,
  • counterfoil

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

    synonym:
  • butt
  • ,
  • stub

verb

1. Pull up (weeds) by their roots

    synonym:
  • stub

2. Extinguish by crushing

  • "Stub out your cigarette now"
    synonym:
  • stub

3. Clear of weeds by uprooting them

  • "Stub a field"
    synonym:
  • stub

4. Strike (one's toe) accidentally against an object

  • "She stubbed her toe in the dark and now it's broken"
    synonym:
  • stub