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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

snubsnʌb(v.; n.; adj.)snubbed, snub•bing

  1. (v.t.)to treat with disdain or contempt, esp. by ignoring.

  2. to check or reject with a sharp rebuke or cutting remark.

  3. to check or stop suddenly (a rope or cable that is running out).

  4. to check (a boat, an unbroken horse, etc.) by means of a rope or line made fast to a fixed object.

  5. (n.)an act or instance of snubbing.

  6. an affront, slight, or rebuff.

  7. (adj.)(of the nose) short and turned up at the tip.

  8. blunt.

Origin of snub:

1300–50; ME snubben < ON snubba to scold, reprimand, c. MLG snūben


Princeton's WordNet

  1. rebuff, snub, repulse(noun)

    an instance of driving away or warding off

  2. snub, cut, cold shoulder(adj)

    a refusal to recognize someone you know

    "the snub was clearly intentional"

  3. snub(verb)

    unusually short

    "a snub nose"

  4. ignore, disregard, snub, cut(verb)

    refuse to acknowledge

    "She cut him dead at the meeting"

  5. rebuff, snub, repel(verb)

    reject outright and bluntly

    "She snubbed his proposal"


  1. snub(Noun)

    A deliberate affront or slight.

    I hope the people we couldn't invite don't see it as a snub.

  2. snub(Noun)

    A sudden checking of a cable or rope.

  3. snub(Verb)

    To slight, ignore or behave coldly toward someone.

  4. snub(Verb)

    To turn down; to dismiss.

    He snubbed my offer to help.

  5. snub(Verb)

    To stub out (a cigarette etc).

  6. snub(Verb)

    To halt the movement of a rope etc by turning it about a cleat or bollard etc; to secure a vessel in this manner.

  7. snub(Adjective)

    conspicuously short

    a snub-nosed revolver

  8. snub(Adjective)

    Derived from a simpler polyhedron by the addition of extra triangular faces

Webster Dictionary

  1. Snub(verb)

    to sob with convulsions

  2. Snub(verb)

    to clip or break off the end of; to check or stunt the growth of; to nop

  3. Snub(verb)

    to check, stop, or rebuke, with a tart, sarcastic reply or remark; to reprimand; to check

  4. Snub(verb)

    to treat with contempt or neglect, as a forward or pretentious person; to slight designedly

  5. Snub(noun)

    a knot; a protuberance; a song

  6. Snub(noun)

    a check or rebuke; an intended slight

Translations for snub

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(of the nose) short and slightly turned up at the end

a snub nose.

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