I. noun Etymology: Middle English stubb, from Old English stybb; akin to Old Norse stūfr stump, Greek stypos stem Date: before 12th century 1. a. stump 2 b. a short piece remaining on a stem or trunk where a branch has been lost 2. something made or worn to a short or blunt shape; especially a pen with a short blunt nib 3. a short blunt part left after a larger part has been broken off or used up <
a pencil stub
4. something cut short or stunted 5. a. a small part of a leaf (as of a checkbook) attached to the spine for memoranda of the contents of the part torn away b. the part of a ticket returned to the user II. transitive verb (stubbed; stubbing) Date: 15th century 1. a. to grub up by the roots b. to clear (land) by grubbing out rooted growth c. to hew or cut down (a tree) close to the ground 2. to extinguish (as a cigarette) by crushing 3. to strike (one's foot or toe) against an object

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  • Stub — Stub, n. [OE. stubbe, AS. stub, styb; akin to D. stobbe, LG. stubbe, Dan. stub, Sw. stubbe, Icel. stubbr, stubbi; cf. Gr. ?.] 1. 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stub — may refer to: * Stub or stubb, a low pollard, a tree cut and allowed to regrow from the trunk (the origin of most other meanings) *Method stub, in computer programming, a piece of code used to stand in for some other programming functionality… …   Wikipedia

  • Stub — (engl. stub ‚Stummel‘, ‚Stumpf‘) steht für: Stub, kurzer Artikel in der Wikipedia Stub (Programmierung), ein lokaler Anknüpfungspunkt für Software Stub Tuner, ein Hochfrequenz Bauteil zur Anpassung der Impedanz an Antennen Stub ist der Name… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • StUB — (engl. „Stubben“, „Stummel“, „Stumpf“) ist: Stub (Programmierung), ein lokaler Anknüpfungspunkt für Software Stub Tuner, ein Hochfrequenz Bauteil zur Anpassung der Impedanz an Antennen Stub ist der Name folgender Personen: Ambrosius Stub… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • stub — stub; stub·bi·ness; stub·bly; stub·born·ly; stub·born·ness; stub·by; stub·ble; stub·born; …   English syllables

  • Stub — Stub, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stubbed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stubbing}.] 1. To grub up by the roots; to extirpate; as, to stub up edible roots. [1913 Webster] What stubbing, plowing, digging, and harrowing is to a piece of land. Berkley. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stub — [stub] n. [ME < OE stybb, akin to ON stubbr: for IE base see STOCK] 1. the stump of a tree or plant 2. a short piece or length remaining after the main part has been removed or used up [the stub of a tail, cigar, pencil, etc.] 3. any short… …   English World dictionary

  • stub — s.m.inv. ES ingl. 1. TS arm. strumento costituito da un tubetto fornito di un tampone adesivo che permette di rinvenire le tracce di esplosivo presenti sulle mani di chi ha azionato un arma da fuoco entro le cinque ore precedenti 2. TS telecom.… …   Dizionario italiano

  • stub — sb., ben, be, bene; pløje stubbe ned; grave en stub op (jf. rub) …   Dansk ordbog

  • stub — ► NOUN 1) the remnant of a pencil, cigarette, or similar shaped object after use. 2) a shortened or unusually short thing. 3) the counterfoil of a cheque, ticket, or other document. ► VERB (stubbed, stubbing) 1) accidentally strike (one s toe)… …   English terms dictionary

  • Stub — Stub, Ambrosius, dän. Dichter, geb. 1705, war lange, trotz guter Schulbildung, Hauslehrer und Schreiber auf Gutshöfen und starb 1758 als Schulmeister in Ribe. Er zeichnete sich in der Zopfzeit durch Naivität, frischen Natursinn und innige… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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