Definitions for stumpstʌmp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. the lower end of a tree trunk or plant left standing after the upper part falls or is cut off.

  2. the part of a limb of the body remaining after the rest has been cut off.

  3. a part of a broken or decayed tooth left in the gum.

    Category: Dentistry

  4. any base part or short remnant remaining after the main part has been removed; stub.

  5. an artificial leg.

  6. Usu., stumps.Informal. the legs.

    Category: Informal

  7. a short, stocky person.

  8. a heavy, sometimes uneven step or gait.

  9. the figurative place of political speechmaking:

    to go on the stump.

    Category: Government

  10. a short, thick roll of paper, leather, etc., usu. having a blunt point, for rubbing a pencil, charcoal, or crayon drawing in order to achieve subtle gradations of tone in representing light and shade.

    Category: Fine Arts

  11. each of the three upright sticks that, with the two bails laid on top of them, form a wicket in cricket.

    Category: Sport

  12. (v.t.)to reduce to a stump; truncate; lop.

  13. to clear of stumps, as land.

    Category: Agriculture

  14. to nonplus or render completely at a loss:

    The question stumped me.

  15. to challenge or dare to do something.

  16. to make political campaign speeches to or in:

    to stump a state.

    Category: Government

  17. Chiefly Southern U.S. to stub, as one's toe.

    Category: Dialect

  18. (of the wicketkeeper in cricket) to put (a batsman) out by knocking down a stump or by dislodging a bail with the ball held in the hand while the batsman is off his ground.

    Category: Sport

  19. to tone or modify (a drawing) with a stump.

    Category: Fine Arts

  20. (v.i.)to walk heavily or clumsily, as if with a wooden leg.

  21. to make political campaign speeches.

    Category: Government

Idioms for stump:

  1. up a stump,at a loss; perplexed.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of stump:

1200–50; (n.) ME stompe, c. or < MD stomp, MLG stump(e); cf. OHG stumpf




Princeton's WordNet

  1. stump, tree stump(noun)

    the base part of a tree that remains standing after the tree has been felled

  2. stump(noun)

    the part of a limb or tooth that remains after the rest is removed

  3. stump(noun)

    (cricket) any of three upright wooden posts that form the wicket

  4. dais, podium, pulpit, rostrum, ambo, stump, soapbox(verb)

    a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it

  5. stump, mix up(verb)

    cause to be perplexed or confounded

    "This problem stumped her"

  6. stomp, stamp, stump(verb)

    walk heavily

    "The men stomped through the snow in their heavy boots"

  7. stump(verb)

    travel through a district and make political speeches

    "the candidate stumped the Northeast"

  8. stump(verb)

    remove tree stumps from

    "stump a field"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. stump(noun)ʌmp

    the part of a tree left after it has been cut down

  2. stumpʌmp

    the part of a finger, arm, or leg that remains when the rest has been cut off

  3. stump(verb)ʌmp

    to give sb a problem they cannot solve

    The math problem stumped me.


  1. stump(Noun)

    The remains of something that has been cut off; especially the remains of a tree, the remains of a limb.

  2. stump(Noun)

    The place where a campaign takes place.

  3. stump(Noun)

    An occasion at which the campaign takes place.

  4. stump(Noun)

    One of three small wooden posts which together with the bails make the wicket and that the fielding team attempt to hit with the ball.

  5. stump(Noun)

    An artistsu2019 drawing tool made of rolled paper used to smudge or blend marks made with charcoal, Contu00E9 crayon, pencil or other drawing media.

  6. stump(Noun)

    A wooden or concrete pole used to support a house.

  7. stump(Verb)

    to stop, confuse, or puzzle

  8. stump(Verb)

    to baffle; to be unable to find an answer to a question or problem.

    This last question has me stumped.

  9. stump(Verb)

    to campaign

    Heu2019s been stumping for that reform for months.

  10. stump(Verb)

    to get a batsman out stumped

  11. stump(Verb)

    to walk heavily or clumsily, plod, trudge

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stump(noun)

    the part of a tree or plant remaining in the earth after the stem or trunk is cut off; the stub

  2. Stump(noun)

    the part of a limb or other body remaining after a part is amputated or destroyed; a fixed or rooted remnant; a stub; as, the stump of a leg, a finger, a tooth, or a broom

  3. Stump(noun)

    the legs; as, to stir one's stumps

  4. Stump(noun)

    one of the three pointed rods stuck in the ground to form a wicket and support the bails

  5. Stump(noun)

    a short, thick roll of leather or paper, cut to a point, or any similar implement, used to rub down the lines of a crayon or pencil drawing, in shading it, or for shading drawings by producing tints and gradations from crayon, etc., in powder

  6. Stump(noun)

    a pin in a tumbler lock which forms an obstruction to throwing the bolt, except when the gates of the tumblers are properly arranged, as by the key; a fence; also, a pin or projection in a lock to form a guide for a movable piece

  7. Stump(verb)

    to cut off a part of; to reduce to a stump; to lop

  8. Stump(verb)

    to strike, as the toes, against a stone or something fixed; to stub

  9. Stump(verb)

    to challenge; also, to nonplus

  10. Stump(verb)

    to travel over, delivering speeches for electioneering purposes; as, to stump a State, or a district. See To go on the stump, under Stump, n

  11. Stump(noun)

    to put (a batsman) out of play by knocking off the bail, or knocking down the stumps of the wicket he is defending while he is off his allotted ground; -- sometimes with out

  12. Stump(noun)

    to bowl down the stumps of, as, of a wicket

  13. Stump(verb)

    to walk clumsily, as if on stumps


  1. Stump

    Stump is a term used in the sport of cricket where it has three meanings, part of the wicket, a manner of dismissing a batsman and the end of the day's play.

Anagrams of stump

  1. tumps

Translations for stump

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the part of a tree left in the ground after the trunk has been cut down

He sat on a (tree-)stump and ate his sandwiches.

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