What does snub mean?

Definitions for snubsnʌb

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word snub.

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

  7. Origin: [Cf. Icel. ssnubba to snub, chide, Sw. snubba, Icel. snubbttr snubbed, nipped, and E. snib.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Snub

    snub, v.t. to check, to reprimand: to slight intentionally, to rebuff by a cutting remark or retort:—pr.p. snub′bing; pa.t. and pa.p. snubbed.—n. an act of snubbing, any deliberate slight.—adjs. Snub, flat and broad, with the end slightly turned up; Snub′bish, inclined to snub or check; Snub′by, somewhat snub.—n. Snub′-nose, a short or flat nose.—adj. Snub′-nosed.—ns. Snub′-, Snub′bing-post, a post round which a rope is wound to check the motion of a horse or boat.—Snub a cable, to check it suddenly in running out. [Scand., Dan. snibbe, to reprove, Sw. snubba.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of snub in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of snub in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Nancy Astor:

    The penalty of success is to be bored by people who used to snub you.

  2. Nancy Astor:

    The penalty for success is to be bored by the people who used to snub you.

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