What does stubble mean?

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ˈstʌb əlstub·ble

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chaff, husk, shuck, stalk, straw, stubblenoun

    material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds

  2. stubblenoun

    short stiff hairs growing on a man's face when he has not shaved for a few days


  1. stubblenoun

    short, coarse hair, especially on a man's face.

  2. stubblenoun

    the short stalks left in a field after crops have been harvested.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stubblenoun

    the stumps of wheat, rye, barley, oats, or buckwheat, left in the ground; the part of the stalk left by the scythe or sickle

    Etymology: [OE. stobil, stoble, OF. estouble, estuble, F. tuele, LL. stupla, stupula, L. stipula stubble, stalk; cf. D. & G. stopped, OHG. stupfila. Cf. Stipule.]


  1. Stubble

    Stubble is a short growth of the male beard that was popular in the 1980s. A style of male facial hair called, "designer stubble" became popular in the 1980s. This style was worn by singer George Michael and actor Don Johnson. Several companies manufactured beard trimmer designed to maintain designer stubble. This style of facial hair was also known as "five o'clock shadow".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stubble

    stub′l, n. the stumps or root-ends of the stalks of corn left in the ground by the reaper or mower: anything like this, as a bristly beard, &c.: the sugar-cane in the field after the first year.—adjs. Stubb′led, covered with stubble; Stubb′le-fed, fed on the natural grass growing among stubble.—ns. Stubb′le-goose, or Harvest-goose, the greylag goose; Stubb′le-rake, a rake with long teeth for raking stubble together.—adj. Stubb′ly, stubbled: having stubble: covered with stubble. [O. Fr. estouble, prob. Teut. (Old High Ger. stupfila), or directly from L. stipula, dim. of stipes, a stalk.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stubble in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stubble in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of stubble in a Sentence

  1. Arvind Kejriwal:

    Weather forecasts say winds will not blow from November 14 to 17 and the smoke of burning stubble will keep covering New Delhi.

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