What does stubble mean?

Definitions for stubble
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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Stubblenoun

    The stalks of corn left in the field by the reaper.

    Etymology: estouble, Fr. stoppel, Dutch; stipula, Latin.

    This suggested
    At some time, when his soaring insolence
    Shall reach the people, will be the fire
    To kindle their dry stubble, and their blaze
    Shall darken him for ever. William Shakespeare.

    If a small red flower in the stubble-fields, called the wincopipe, open in the morning, you may be sure of a fair day. Francis Bacon.

    His succeeding years afford him little more than the stubble of his own harvest. Dryden.

    Thrice happy Duck, employ’d in threshing stubble,
    Thy toil is lessen’d and thy profits double. Jonathan Swift.

    After the first crop is off they plow in the wheat stubble. John Mortimer, Husbandry.


  1. stubble

    Stubble refers to the short, stiff growth of hair that appears on the face or other parts of the body after shaving. It can also refer to the short stalks of crops remaining in a field after harvesting.

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

  2. 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.

  2. Jack Philip Barsky:

    I made myself into somebody who had just jumped off the potato truck. I rubbed soap into my eyes to make them red, I had stubble on my face, the hair wasn’t really combed well, dirty T-shirt, two weeks later, I got the Social Security card in the mail, and I was allowed to actually legally work in the United States.

  3. Ashok Niyogi:

    Empty beer bottles, Crushed packets of Marlboro, Graffiti on stairwells, Blond stubble on heads stuffed with hate, Me, with my circumcised brown vision, Icy blood of undefined pedigree, I am marked for slaughter In the abattoir of the Gulag. I cower behind the Swastika Chained to my door.

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