[stuhb-id, stuhbd]

1520–30; stub1 + -ed3

stubbedness, noun
unstubbed, adjective Unabridged


1 [stuhb]
a short projecting part.
a short remaining piece, as of a pencil, candle, or cigar.
(in a checkbook, receipt book, etc.) the inner end of each leaf, for keeping a record of the content of the part filled out and torn away.
the returned portion of a ticket.
the end of a fallen tree, shrub, or plant left fixed in the ground; stump.
something having a short, blunt shape, especially a short-pointed, blunt pen.
something having the look of incomplete or stunted growth, as a horn of an animal.
Bridge. a part-score.
verb (used with object), stubbed, stubbing.
to strike accidentally against a projecting object: I stubbed my toe against the step.
to extinguish the burning end of (a cigarette or cigar) by crushing it against a solid object (often followed by out ): He stubbed out the cigarette in the ashtray.
to clear of stubs, as land.
to dig up by the roots; grub up (roots).

before 1000; (noun) Middle English stubb(e), Old English stubb tree stump; cognate with Middle Low German, Middle Dutch stubbe, Old Norse stubbi; akin to Old Norse stūfr stump; (v.) late Middle English stubben to dig up by the roots, clear stumps from (land), derivative of the noun

stubber, noun Unabridged
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stub (stʌb)
1.  a short piece remaining after something has been cut, removed, etc: a cigar stub
2.  the residual piece or section of a receipt, ticket, cheque, etc
3.  (US), (Canadian) Also called (in Britain) counterfoil the part of a cheque, postal order, receipt, etc, detached and retained as a record of the transaction
4.  any short projection or blunted end
5.  the stump of a tree or plant
vb , stubs, stubbing, stubbed
6.  to strike (one's toe, foot, etc) painfully against a hard surface
7.  (usually foll by out) to extinguish (a cigarette or cigar) by pressing the end against a surface
8.  to clear (land) of stubs
9.  to dig up (the roots) of (a tree or bush)
[Old English stubb; related to Old Norse stubbi, Middle Dutch stubbe, Greek stupos stem, stump]

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Word Origin & History

O.E. stybb "stump of a tree," from P.Gmc. *stubjaz (cf. M.Du. stubbe, O.N. stubbr), from PIE base *(s)teu- (see steep (adj.)). Extended in M.E. to other short, thick things. The verb sense of "strike (one's toe) against" something is first recorded 1848. Meaning "to extinguish
a cigarette" is from 1927. Stubby "short and thick" is from 1572; of persons, from 1831.
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Example sentences
Cath thinks about red choir robes and the cigarette butts they stubbed out in
  the ashtray at the bar.
Barbara stubbed out her cigarette with a sigh and looked about the bungalow for
  further employment.
The cigarette really needs to be completely stubbed out in an ashtray.
The cigarette needs to be completely stubbed out in the ashtray or run under
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