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Meaning & Definition of Stuff in English

English

Stuff

/stəf/

noun

1. The tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object

  • "Coal is a hard black material"
  • "Wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"
    synonym:
  • material
  • ,
  • stuff

2. Miscellaneous unspecified objects

  • "The trunk was full of stuff"
    synonym:
  • stuff

3. Informal terms for personal possessions

  • "Did you take all your clobber?"
    synonym:
  • stuff
  • ,
  • clobber

4. Senseless talk

  • "Don't give me that stuff"
    synonym:
  • stuff
  • ,
  • stuff and nonsense
  • ,
  • hooey
  • ,
  • poppycock

5. Unspecified qualities required to do or be something

  • "The stuff of heros"
  • "You don't have the stuff to be a united states marine"
    synonym:
  • stuff

6. Information in some unspecified form

  • "It was stuff i had heard before"
  • "There's good stuff in that book"
    synonym:
  • stuff

7. A critically important or characteristic component

  • "Suspense is the very stuff of narrative"
    synonym:
  • stuff

verb

1. Cram into a cavity

  • "The child stuffed candy into his pockets"
    synonym:
  • stuff

2. Press or force

  • "Stuff money into an envelope"
  • "She thrust the letter into his hand"
    synonym:
  • thrust
  • ,
  • stuff
  • ,
  • shove
  • ,
  • squeeze

3. Obstruct

  • "My nose is all stuffed"
  • "Her arteries are blocked"
    synonym:
  • stuff
  • ,
  • lug
  • ,
  • choke up
  • ,
  • block

4. Overeat or eat immodestly

  • Make a pig of oneself
  • "She stuffed herself at the dinner"
  • "The kids binged on ice cream"
    synonym:
  • gorge
  • ,
  • ingurgitate
  • ,
  • overindulge
  • ,
  • glut
  • ,
  • englut
  • ,
  • stuff
  • ,
  • engorge
  • ,
  • overgorge
  • ,
  • overeat
  • ,
  • gormandize
  • ,
  • gormandise
  • ,
  • gourmandize
  • ,
  • binge
  • ,
  • pig out
  • ,
  • satiate
  • ,
  • scarf out

5. Treat with grease, fill, and prepare for mounting

  • "Stuff a bearskin"
    synonym:
  • stuff

6. Fill tightly with a material

  • "Stuff a pillow with feathers"
    synonym:
  • stuff

7. Fill with a stuffing while cooking

  • "Have you stuffed the turkey yet?"
    synonym:
  • farce
  • ,
  • stuff

Examples of using

We steal stuff.
Mary steals stuff.
She steals stuff.