Definitions for stuff
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word stuff.
the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
"coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"
miscellaneous unspecified objects
"the trunk was full of stuff"
informal terms for personal possessions
"did you take all your clobber?"
stuff, stuff and nonsense, hooey, poppycocknoun
"don't give me that stuff"
unspecified qualities required to do or be something
"the stuff of heros"; "you don't have the stuff to be a United States Marine"
information in some unspecified form
"it was stuff I had heard before"; "there's good stuff in that book"
a critically important or characteristic component
"suspense is the very stuff of narrative"
cram into a cavity
"The child stuffed candy into his pockets"
thrust, stuff, shove, squeezeverb
press or force
"Stuff money into an envelope"; "She thrust the letter into his hand"
stuff, lug, choke up, blockverb
"My nose is all stuffed"; "Her arteries are blocked"
gorge, ingurgitate, overindulge, glut, englut, stuff, engorge, overgorge, overeat, gormandize, gormandise, gourmandize, binge, pig out, satiate, scarf outverb
overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself
"She stuffed herself at the dinner"; "The kids binged on ice cream"
treat with grease, fill, and prepare for mounting
"stuff a bearskin"
fill tightly with a material
"stuff a pillow with feathers"
fill with a stuffing while cooking
"Have you stuffed the turkey yet?"
Miscellaneous items; things; (with possessive) personal effects.
The tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object.
A material for making clothing; a textile, often especially a woollen fabric.
Abstract substance or character.
Substitution for trivial details.
I had to do some stuff.
Narcotic drugs, especially heroin.
To fill (something) up in a compressed manner.
She stuffed the turkey for Thanksgiving using her secret stuffing recipe of diced bread, onions, and celery .
To fill a space with (something) in a compressed manner.
He stuffed his clothes into the closet and shut the door.
I'm stuffed after having eaten all that turkey, mashed potatoes and delicious stuffing.
To be broken.
To sexually penetrate.
Get stuffed you arsehole!
To be cut off in a race by having one's projected and committed racing line (trajectory) disturbed by an abrupt manoeuvre by a competitor.
I got stuffed by that guy on the supermoto going into that turn, almost causing us to crash.
Etymology: From Late stuffen, from estoffer, of origin, from Old,, from stuppōnan. Cognate with stoffon, stopfon, stoppian and shtyp. More at stop.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: stoffe, Dutch; estoffe, French.
Let Phidias have rude and obstinate stuff to carve: though his art do that it should, his work will lack that beauty, which otherwise in fitter matter it might have had. Richard Hooker.
The workman on his stuff his skill doth show,
And yet the stuff gives not the man his skill. Davies.
Of brick, and of that stuff, they cast to build
A city and tow’r. John Milton.
Pierce an hole near the inner edge, because the triangle hath there most substance of stuff. Joseph Moxon, Mech. Exer.
Thy verse swells with stuff so fine and smooth,
That thou art even natural in thine art. William Shakespeare, Timon.
Cæsar hath wept;
Ambition should be made of sterner stuff. William Shakespeare, Jul. Cæs.
Success or loss, what is or is not, serves
As stuff for these two to make paradoxes. William Shakespeare.
Thy father, that poor rag,
Must be thy subject, who in spight put stuff
To some she-beggar, and compounded thee
Poor rogue hereditary. William Shakespeare, Timon.
Degrading prose explains his meaning ill,
And shews the stuff, and not the workman’s skill. Wentworth Dillon.
Fare away to get our stuff aboard. William Shakespeare.
He took away locks, and gave away the king’s stuff. John Hayward.
Groaning waggons loaded high
With stuff. Abraham Cowley, Davideis.
With some sweet oblivious antidote
Cleanse the stuff’d bosom of that perilous stuff
Which weighs upon the heart. William Shakespeare.
Though in the trade of war I have slain men
Yet do I hold it very stuff o’ th’ conscience
To do no contriv’d murther. William Shakespeare, Othello.
I did compound for her
A certain stuff, which, being ta’en, would seize
The present power of life. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.
Let us turn the wools of the land into cloaths and stuffs of our own growth, and the hemp and flax growing here into linen cloth and cordage. Francis Bacon, Advice to Villiers.
O proper stuff!
This is the very painting of your fear. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
Such stuff as madmen
Tongue and brain not. William Shakespeare.
At this fusty stuff
The large Achilles, on his prest bed lolling,
From his deep chest laughs out a loud applause. William Shakespeare.
Please not thyself the flatt’ring crowd to hear,
’Tis fulsome stuff to feed thy itching ear. John Dryden, Pers.
Anger would indite
Such woful stuff as I or Shadwell write. John Dryden, Juven.
To-morrow will be time enough
To hear such mortifying stuff. Jonathan Swift.
The free things that among rakes pass for wit and spirit, must be shocking stuff to the ears of persons of delicacy. Clariss.
Etymology: from the noun.
When we’ve stuff’d
These pipes, and these conveyances of blood,
With wine and feeding, we have suppler souls. William Shakespeare.
If I find him comforting the king,
It will stuff his suspicion more fully. William Shakespeare.
Though plenteous, all too little seems
To stuff this maw, this vast unhide-bound corps. John Milton.
What have we more to do than to stuff our guts with these figs? Roger L'Estrange.
This crook drew hazel-boughs adown,
And stuff’d her apron wide with nuts so brown. John Gay.
With some oblivious antidote
Cleanse the stuff’d bosom of that perilous stuff
Which weighs upon the heart. William Shakespeare.
Put roses into a glass with a narrow mouth, stuffing them close together, but without bruising, and they retain smell and colour fresh a year. Francis Bacon, Natural History.
Grief fills the room up of my absent child,
Lies in his bed, walks up and down with me,
Stuffs out his vacant garments with his form. William Shakespeare.
With inward arms the dire machine they load,
And iron bowels stuff the dark abode. John Dryden, Æn.
The stuffing leaves, with hides of bears o’erspread. Dryden.
I will be the man that shall make you great. ———— I cannot perceive how, unless you give me your doublet, and stuff me out with straw. William Shakespeare, Henry IV.
The gods for sin
Should with a swelling dropsy stuff thy skin. Dryden.
Officious Baucis lays
Two cushions stuff’d with straw, the seat to raise. Dryden.
It is not usual among the best patterns to stuff the report of particular lives with matter of publick record. Henry Wotton.
Those accusations are stuffed with odious generals, that the proofs seldom make good. Edward Hyde.
For thee I dim these eyes, and stuff this head
With all such reading as was never read. Alexander Pope.
These gloves the count sent me; they are an excellent perfume. ———— I am stufft, cousin, I cannot smell. William Shakespeare.
She went for parsly to stuff a rabbet. William Shakespeare.
He aim’d at all, yet never could excel
In any thing but stuffing of his veal. William King, Cookery.
An eastern king put a judge to death for an iniquitous sentence, and ordered his hide to be stuffed into a cushion, and placed upon the tribunal. Jonathan Swift.
To feed gluttonously.
Wedg’d in a spacious elbow-chair,
And on her plate a treble share,
As if she ne’er could have enough,
Taught harmless man to cram and stuff. Jonathan Swift.
material which is to be worked up in any process of manufacture
the fundamental material of which anything is made up; elemental part; essence
woven material not made into garments; fabric of any kind; specifically, any one of various fabrics of wool or worsted; sometimes, worsted fiber
furniture; goods; domestic vessels or utensils
a medicine or mixture; a potion
refuse or worthless matter; hence, also, foolish or irrational language; nonsense; trash
a melted mass of turpentine, tallow, etc., with which the masts, sides, and bottom of a ship are smeared for lubrication
paper stock ground ready for use
to fill by crowding something into; to cram with something; to load to excess; as, to stuff a bedtick
to thrust or crowd; to press; to pack
to fill by being pressed or packed into
to fill with a seasoning composition of bread, meat, condiments, etc.; as, to stuff a turkey
to obstruct, as any of the organs; to affect with some obstruction in the organs of sense or respiration
to fill the skin of, for the purpose of preserving as a specimen; -- said of birds or other animals
to form or fashion by packing with the necessary material
to crowd with facts; to cram the mind of; sometimes, to crowd or fill with false or idle tales or fancies
to put fraudulent votes into (a ballot box)
to feed gluttonously; to cram
Etymology: [OF. estoffe, F. toffe; of uncertain origin, perhaps of Teutonic origin and akin to E. stop, v.t. Cf. Stuff, v. t.]
Stuff is a British men's magazine featuring reviews of consumer electronics and previews of future technology. International editions such as previously published in the United States include other articles of interest to a predominantly male audience.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
stuf, n. materials of which anything is made: that which fills anything: essence, elemental part: textile fabrics, cloth, esp. when woollen: something trifling, worthless, or contemptible: a melted mass of turpentine, tallow, &c. used for paying masts, planks, &c.: a medicinal mixture: boards for building: (slang) money: worthless matter: possessions generally, esp. household furniture, &c.—v.t. to fill by crowding: to fill very full: to press in: to crowd: to cram, as with nonsense or lies: to obstruct: to cause to bulge out by filling: to fill with seasoning, as a fowl: to fill the skin of a dead animal, so as to reproduce its living form.—v.i. to feed gluttonously: to practise taxidermy.—ns. Stuff′er, one who stuffs, esp. the skins of animals; Stuff′-gown, a gown of stuff, not silk, esp. that of a junior barrister; Stuff′ing, that which is used to stuff or fill anything—straw, sawdust, feathers, hair, &c.: relishing ingredients put into meat, poultry, &c. in cooking; Stuff′ing-box, a contrivance for keeping a piston-rod, &c., air-tight or water-tight by means of closely-fitting packing, while allowing it free motion. [O. Fr. estoffe (Fr. étoffe)—L. stuppa, tow.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A coat of stuff, a term used for any composition laid on to ships' spars, bottom, &c. Also, square timber of different thicknesses.
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British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'stuff' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2423
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'stuff' in Written Corpus Frequency: #344
Rank popularity for the word 'stuff' in Nouns Frequency: #676
Rank popularity for the word 'stuff' in Verbs Frequency: #987
The numerical value of stuff in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of stuff in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
I was quite concerned when somebody bought my daughters some shower gel that had glitter particles in it, that stuff is going to escape down the plughole and potentially enter the environment.
I grew up listening to country music. I got into traditional stuff later, but I listened to the commercial stuff of the '90s, especially the women who were so strong, like Mary Chapin Carpenter and Kathy Mattea. It's a great art form.
In Europe, they add the powder to smoothies, or add flakes onto food, there hasn't been a lot of interest in using it in a fresh form. But this stuff is pretty amazing. When you fry it, which I have done, it tastes like bacon, not seaweed. And it's a pretty strong bacon flavor.
You always see stuff like this on YouTube videos but never in real life and when we saw it, we were all just shaken up.
Dost thou love life Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of.
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Translations for stuff
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- ausstopfen, Kram, Stoff, Sachen, füllenGerman
- παρατρώω, φουσκώνω, γεμίζω, παραγεμίζωGreek
- cosas, atiborrar, disecar, cosa, rellenar, llenoSpanish
- olla rikki, sulloa, täyttää, olla täynnäFinnish
- truc, péter, fourrer, bourrer, mettre, foutre, truffer, déglinguer, farcirFrench
- szar, töm, tele, összetört, eltörött, cucc, dolog, vacak, jóllakott, töröttHungarian
- cose, roba, essere pieno, essere satollo, tessuto, stoffa, farcire, fottereItalian
- 壊れる, 詰める, 材料, 素材, 満たす, 原料, もの, スタッフJapanese
- spul, goedje, stof, waarDutch
- ting, stoff, materiale, stappe, fylle, sakerNorwegian
- wypchać, rzeczy, napchać, wypychaćPolish
- material, coisas, entupirPortuguese
- înfunda, înghesui, îndesaRomanian
- вещество, штука, набивать, заполнить, набить, добро, вещи, заполнять, фаршироватьRussian
- stoppa, stoppa upp, material, stoppning, fylla, stoffSwedish
- şey, şeyler, hammaddeTurkish
- đồ đạcVietnamese
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