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    stub

    stub - Dictionary definition and meaning for word stub

    Definition
    (noun) a short piece remaining on a trunk or stem where a branch is lost Definition
    (noun) a small piece
    Synonyms : nub
    Example Sentence
    • a nub of coal
    • a stub of a pencil
    Definition
    (noun) a torn part of a ticket returned to the holder as a receipt
    Synonyms : ticket stub
    Definition
    (noun) the part of a check that is retained as a record
    Synonyms : check stub , counterfoil
    Definition
    (noun) the small unused part of something (especially the end of a cigarette that is left after smoking)
    Synonyms : butt
    Definition
    (verb) pull up (weeds) by their roots Definition
    (verb) extinguish by crushing
    Example Sentence
    • stub out your cigarette now
    Definition
    (verb) clear of weeds by uprooting them
    Example Sentence
    • stub a field
    Definition
    (verb) strike (one's toe) accidentally against an object
    Example Sentence
    • She stubbed her toe in the dark and now it's broken
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