Definitions for stuffstʌf
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the material of which anything is made.
material to be worked upon or to be used in making something.
material, objects, or items of some unspecified kind.
property, as personal belongings or equipment.
something to be swallowed, as food, drink, or medicine.
inward character, qualities, or capabilities:
to have the right stuff in one.
action or talk of a particular kind:
a specialty or special skill:
to do one's stuff.
worthless things or matter.
worthless or foolish ideas, talk, or writing:
a lot of stuff and nonsense.
Chiefly Brit. woven material or fabric, esp. wool.
Category: British, Textiles
Informal. a baseball pitcher's repertoire of pitches and effectiveness in using it. spin or speed imparted to a ball, as by a baseball pitcher or tennis player.
literary, musical, or other compositions or performances.
Informal. one's trade, skill, subject, etc.:
She knows her stuff.
Slang. a drug, esp. an illicit one.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)
(v.t.)to fill (a receptacle, aperture, etc.), esp. by packing the contents closely together.
to thrust or cram (something) into a receptacle, cavity, or the like.
to fill or line with some kind of material as a padding or packing.
to fill or cram with food.
to fill (poultry, vegetables, etc.) with a stuffing.
to fill the preserved skin of (a dead animal) with material, retaining its natural form and appearance for display.
to put fraudulent votes into (a ballot box).
to pack tightly in a confined place; crowd together.
to crowd (a vehicle, room, etc.) with persons.
to fill (the mind) with facts, details, etc.
to stop up or plug; block or choke (usu. fol. by up).
(v.i.)to cram oneself with food; gorge.
* Syn: See matter.
Origin of stuff:
1300–50; (v.) < OF estoffer lit., to stuff < Frankish *stopfōn,*stoppōn (see stop ); (n.) ME < OF estoffe, der. of the v.
the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
"coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"
miscellaneous unspecified objects
"the trunk was full of stuff"
informal terms for personal possessions
"did you take all your clobber?"
stuff, stuff and nonsense, hooey, poppycock(noun)
"don't give me that stuff"
unspecified qualities required to do or be something
"the stuff of heros"; "you don't have the stuff to be a United States Marine"
information in some unspecified form
"it was stuff I had heard before"; "there's good stuff in that book"
a critically important or characteristic component
"suspense is the very stuff of narrative"
cram into a cavity
"The child stuffed candy into his pockets"
thrust, stuff, shove, squeeze(verb)
press or force
"Stuff money into an envelope"; "She thrust the letter into his hand"
stuff, lug, choke up, block(verb)
"My nose is all stuffed"; "Her arteries are blocked"
gorge, ingurgitate, overindulge, glut, englut, stuff, engorge, overgorge, overeat, gormandize, gormandise, gourmandize, binge, pig out, satiate, scarf out(verb)
overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself
"She stuffed herself at the dinner"; "The kids binged on ice cream"
treat with grease, fill, and prepare for mounting
"stuff a bearskin"
fill tightly with a material
"stuff a pillow with feathers"
fill with a stuffing while cooking
"Have you stuffed the turkey yet?"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
indicates activities or things without naming them specifically
What's that sticky stuff on the table?; There was beer and other stuff to drink.; I've been dealing with a lot of emotional stuff lately.; He did some great stuff in his early acting career.
a number of things that belong to sb
I left all my stuff in your room.
to push things into a small space in a careless way
She stuffed her clothes into the bag.
to fill a chicken, turkey, etc. with bread, meat, fruits, etc. before cooking
a turkey stuffed with sausage and dried fruit
to make a container very full
a closet stuffed with clothes
to eat a lot
We stuffed our faces at the pizza place.
Miscellaneous items; things; (with possessive) personal effects.
The tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object.
A material for making clothing; a textile, often especially a woollen fabric.
Abstract substance or character.
Substitution for trivial details.
I had to do some stuff.
Narcotic drugs, especially heroin.
To fill (something) up in a compressed manner.
She stuffed the turkey for Thanksgiving using her secret stuffing recipe of diced bread, onions, and celery .
To fill a space with (something) in a compressed manner.
He stuffed his clothes into the closet and shut the door.
Iu2019m stuffed after having eaten all that turkey, mashed potatoes and delicious stuffing.
To be broken.
To sexually penetrate.
Get stuffed you arsehole!
To be cut off in a race by having one's projected and committed racing line (trajectory) disturbed by an abrupt manoeuvre by a competitor.
I got stuffed by that guy on the supermoto going into that turn, almost causing us to crash.
Origin: From Late stuffen, from estoffer, of origin, from Old , , from stuppōnan. Cognate with stoffon, stopfon, stoppian and shtyp. More at stop.
material which is to be worked up in any process of manufacture
the fundamental material of which anything is made up; elemental part; essence
woven material not made into garments; fabric of any kind; specifically, any one of various fabrics of wool or worsted; sometimes, worsted fiber
furniture; goods; domestic vessels or utensils
a medicine or mixture; a potion
refuse or worthless matter; hence, also, foolish or irrational language; nonsense; trash
a melted mass of turpentine, tallow, etc., with which the masts, sides, and bottom of a ship are smeared for lubrication
paper stock ground ready for use
to fill by crowding something into; to cram with something; to load to excess; as, to stuff a bedtick
to thrust or crowd; to press; to pack
to fill by being pressed or packed into
to fill with a seasoning composition of bread, meat, condiments, etc.; as, to stuff a turkey
to obstruct, as any of the organs; to affect with some obstruction in the organs of sense or respiration
to fill the skin of, for the purpose of preserving as a specimen; -- said of birds or other animals
to form or fashion by packing with the necessary material
to crowd with facts; to cram the mind of; sometimes, to crowd or fill with false or idle tales or fancies
to put fraudulent votes into (a ballot box)
to feed gluttonously; to cram
Stuff is a British men's magazine featuring reviews of consumer electronics and previews of future technology. International editions such as previously published in the United States include other articles of interest to a predominantly male audience.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'stuff' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2423
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'stuff' in Written Corpus Frequency: #344
Rank popularity for the word 'stuff' in Nouns Frequency: #676
Rank popularity for the word 'stuff' in Verbs Frequency: #987
Translations for stuff
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
material or substance
What is that black oily stuff on the beach?; The doctor gave me some good stuff for removing warts; Show them what stuff you're made of! (= how brave, strong etc you are).
- substânciaPortuguese (BR)
- látka, hmota, mastCzech
- das ZeugGerman
- stof; materialeDanish
- materia; material; sustancia; cosaSpanish
- chose; produit;étoffeFrench
- građa, materijalCroatian
- anyag; dologHungarian
- cosa; sostanzaItalian
- (막연한 어떤) 물건Korean
- medžiaga, masėLithuanian
- viela; materiālsLatvian
- materiale, stoff; medisin, middelNorwegian
- coś, rzeczPolish
- lucru; produs; materieRomanian
- вещество; материалRussian
- látka, hmotaSlovak
- material,ämne, stoff, saker, grejor, virkeSwedish
- madde, cisimTurkish
- 材料Chinese (Trad.)
- матеріал; лікиUkrainian
- chất liệu, vật liệuVietnamese
- 材料Chinese (Simp.)
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