Stuffed
Stuff Stuff, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stuffed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stuffing}.] [OE. stoffen; cf. OF. estoffer, F. ['e]toffer, to put stuff in, to stuff, to line, also, OF. estouffer to stifle, F. ['e]touffer; both perhaps of Teutonic origin, and akin to E. stop. Cf. {Stop}, v. t., {Stuff}, n.] 1. To fill by crowding something into; to cram with something; to load to excess; as, to stuff a bedtick. [1913 Webster]

Sometimes this crook drew hazel bought adown, And stuffed her apron wide with nuts so brown. --Gay. [1913 Webster]

Lest the gods, for sin, Should with a swelling dropsy stuff thy skin. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To thrust or crowd; to press; to pack. [1913 Webster]

Put roses into a glass with a narrow mouth, stuffing them close together . . . and they retain smell and color. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

3. To fill by being pressed or packed into. [1913 Webster]

With inward arms the dire machine they load, And iron bowels stuff the dark abode. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

4. (Cookery) To fill with a seasoning composition of bread, meat, condiments, etc.; as, to stuff a turkey. [1913 Webster]

5. To obstruct, as any of the organs; to affect with some obstruction in the organs of sense or respiration. [1913 Webster]

I'm stuffed, cousin; I can not smell. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

6. To fill the skin of, for the purpose of preserving as a specimen; -- said of birds or other animals. [1913 Webster]

7. To form or fashion by packing with the necessary material. [1913 Webster]

An Eastern king put a judge to death for an iniquitous sentence, and ordered his hide to be stuffed into a cushion, and placed upon the tribunal. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

8. To crowd with facts; to cram the mind of; sometimes, to crowd or fill with false or idle tales or fancies. [1913 Webster]

9. To put fraudulent votes into (a ballot box). [U. S.] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • stuffed — [ stʌft ] adjective 1. ) INFORMAL someone who is stuffed has eaten until they feel full or sick: No more, thanks. I m stuffed. 2. ) a dead animal that is stuffed has been filled with a substance so that it looks alive a ) stuffed meat or… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stuffed — [stʌft] adj [not before noun] completely full, so that you cannot eat any more ▪ No, no dessert, I m stuffed …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stuffed — index compact (dense), full, replete Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • stuffed — [adj] crammed bursting, crowded, filled, full, glutted, gorged, jammed, jampacked*, loaded, overflowing, packed, packed like sardines*, running over, satisfied, saturated, tight; concepts 481,483,773,774,786 …   New thesaurus

  • stuffed — UK [stʌft] / US adjective 1) informal someone who is stuffed has eaten until they feel full or ill No more, thanks. I m stuffed. 2) a dead animal that is stuffed has been filled with a substance so that it looks alive a) stuffed meat or… …   English dictionary

  • stuffed — /stʌft/ (say stuft) verb 1. past tense and past participle of stuff. –adjective Colloquial 2. broken beyond repair; ruined. 3. (of a person) a. exhausted. b. extremely full of food. c. in deep trouble; ruined …   Australian English dictionary

  • stuffed — filled filled adj. 1. containing as much or as many as is possible or normal; as, filled to overflowing. Opposite of {empty}. [Narrower terms: {abounding in(predicate), abounding with(predicate), bristling with(predicate), full of(predicate),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stuffed — filled filled adj. 1. containing as much or as many as is possible or normal; as, filled to overflowing. Opposite of {empty}. [Narrower terms: {abounding in(predicate), abounding with(predicate), bristling with(predicate), full of(predicate),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stuffed — [stʌft] adj 1) full of things The drawer was stuffed with money.[/ex] 2) stuffed meat or vegetables have been filled with another type of food 3) informal having eaten until you are full or ill …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • stuffed — adjective 1. filled with something (Freq. 1) a stuffed turkey • Similar to: ↑full 2. crammed with food a full stomach I feel stuffed • Similar to: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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