Definitions for stumpstʌmp
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the lower end of a tree trunk or plant left standing after the upper part falls or is cut off.
the part of a limb of the body remaining after the rest has been cut off.
a part of a broken or decayed tooth left in the gum.
any base part or short remnant remaining after the main part has been removed; stub.
an artificial leg.
Usu., stumps.Informal. the legs.
a short, stocky person.
a heavy, sometimes uneven step or gait.
the figurative place of political speechmaking:
to go on the stump.
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
each of the three upright sticks that, with the two bails laid on top of them, form a wicket in cricket.
(v.t.)to reduce to a stump; truncate; lop.
to clear of stumps, as land.
to nonplus or render completely at a loss:
The question stumped me.
to challenge or dare to do something.
to make political campaign speeches to or in:
to stump a state.
Chiefly Southern U.S. to stub, as one's toe.
(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.
to tone or modify (a drawing) with a stump.
Category: Fine Arts
(v.i.)to walk heavily or clumsily, as if with a wooden leg.
to make political campaign speeches.
Idioms for stump:
up a stump,at a loss; perplexed.
Origin of stump:
1200–50; (n.) ME stompe, c. or < MD stomp, MLG stump(e); cf. OHG stumpf
stump, tree stump(noun)
the base part of a tree that remains standing after the tree has been felled
the part of a limb or tooth that remains after the rest is removed
(cricket) any of three upright wooden posts that form the wicket
dais, podium, pulpit, rostrum, ambo, stump, soapbox(verb)
a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it
stump, mix up(verb)
cause to be perplexed or confounded
"This problem stumped her"
stomp, stamp, stump(verb)
"The men stomped through the snow in their heavy boots"
travel through a district and make political speeches
"the candidate stumped the Northeast"
remove tree stumps from
"stump a field"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the part of a tree left after it has been cut down
the part of a finger, arm, or leg that remains when the rest has been cut off
to give sb a problem they cannot solve
The math problem stumped me.
The remains of something that has been cut off; especially the remains of a tree, the remains of a limb.
The place where a campaign takes place.
An occasion at which the campaign takes place.
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.
An artistsu2019 drawing tool made of rolled paper used to smudge or blend marks made with charcoal, Contu00E9 crayon, pencil or other drawing media.
A wooden or concrete pole used to support a house.
to stop, confuse, or puzzle
to baffle; to be unable to find an answer to a question or problem.
This last question has me stumped.
Heu2019s been stumping for that reform for months.
to get a batsman out stumped
to walk heavily or clumsily, plod, trudge
the part of a tree or plant remaining in the earth after the stem or trunk is cut off; the stub
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
the legs; as, to stir one's stumps
one of the three pointed rods stuck in the ground to form a wicket and support the bails
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
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
to cut off a part of; to reduce to a stump; to lop
to strike, as the toes, against a stone or something fixed; to stub
to challenge; also, to nonplus
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
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
to bowl down the stumps of, as, of a wicket
to walk clumsily, as if on stumps
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.
- قُرْمَة الشَّجَرَهArabic
- tocoPortuguese (BR)
- der StumpfGerman
- tocón, cepaSpanish
- גֶזָע כָּרוּתHebrew
- tunggul kayuIndonesian
- stubbur, stúfurIcelandic
- tunggul kayuMalay
- 樹樁Chinese (Trad.)
- درخت کی ٹوٹی ہوءی شاخUrdu
- gốc câyVietnamese
- 树桩Chinese (Simp.)
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