What does stuff mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. material, stuffnoun

    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"

  2. stuffnoun

    miscellaneous unspecified objects

    "the trunk was full of stuff"

  3. stuff, clobbernoun

    informal terms for personal possessions

    "did you take all your clobber?"

  4. stuff, stuff and nonsense, hooey, poppycocknoun

    senseless talk

    "don't give me that stuff"

  5. stuffnoun

    unspecified qualities required to do or be something

    "the stuff of heros"; "you don't have the stuff to be a United States Marine"

  6. stuffnoun

    information in some unspecified form

    "it was stuff I had heard before"; "there's good stuff in that book"

  7. stuffverb

    a critically important or characteristic component

    "suspense is the very stuff of narrative"

  8. stuffverb

    cram into a cavity

    "The child stuffed candy into his pockets"

  9. thrust, stuff, shove, squeezeverb

    press or force

    "Stuff money into an envelope"; "She thrust the letter into his hand"

  10. stuff, lug, choke up, blockverb

    obstruct

    "My nose is all stuffed"; "Her arteries are blocked"

  11. 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"

  12. stuffverb

    treat with grease, fill, and prepare for mounting

    "stuff a bearskin"

  13. stuffverb

    fill tightly with a material

    "stuff a pillow with feathers"

  14. farce, stuffverb

    fill with a stuffing while cooking

    "Have you stuffed the turkey yet?"

Wiktionary

  1. stuffnoun

    Miscellaneous items; things; (with possessive) personal effects.

    Etymology: From Late stuffen, from estoffer, of origin, from Old , , from stuppōnan. Cognate with stoffon, stopfon, stoppian and shtyp. More at stop.

  2. stuffnoun

    The tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object.

    Etymology: From Late stuffen, from estoffer, of origin, from Old , , from stuppōnan. Cognate with stoffon, stopfon, stoppian and shtyp. More at stop.

  3. stuffnoun

    A material for making clothing; a textile, often especially a woollen fabric.

    Etymology: From Late stuffen, from estoffer, of origin, from Old , , from stuppōnan. Cognate with stoffon, stopfon, stoppian and shtyp. More at stop.

  4. stuffnoun

    Abstract substance or character.

    Etymology: From Late stuffen, from estoffer, of origin, from Old , , from stuppōnan. Cognate with stoffon, stopfon, stoppian and shtyp. More at stop.

  5. stuffnoun

    Substitution for trivial details.

    I had to do some stuff.

    Etymology: From Late stuffen, from estoffer, of origin, from Old , , from stuppōnan. Cognate with stoffon, stopfon, stoppian and shtyp. More at stop.

  6. stuffnoun

    Narcotic drugs, especially heroin.

    Etymology: From Late stuffen, from estoffer, of origin, from Old , , from stuppōnan. Cognate with stoffon, stopfon, stoppian and shtyp. More at stop.

  7. stuffverb

    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 .

    Etymology: From Late stuffen, from estoffer, of origin, from Old , , from stuppōnan. Cognate with stoffon, stopfon, stoppian and shtyp. More at stop.

  8. stuffverb

    To fill a space with (something) in a compressed manner.

    He stuffed his clothes into the closet and shut the door.

    Etymology: From Late stuffen, from estoffer, of origin, from Old , , from stuppōnan. Cognate with stoffon, stopfon, stoppian and shtyp. More at stop.

  9. stuffverb

    To sate.

    I'm stuffed after having eaten all that turkey, mashed potatoes and delicious stuffing.

    Etymology: From Late stuffen, from estoffer, of origin, from Old , , from stuppōnan. Cognate with stoffon, stopfon, stoppian and shtyp. More at stop.

  10. stuffverb

    To be broken.

    It's stuffed.

    Etymology: From Late stuffen, from estoffer, of origin, from Old , , from stuppōnan. Cognate with stoffon, stopfon, stoppian and shtyp. More at stop.

  11. stuffverb

    To sexually penetrate.

    Get stuffed you arsehole!

    Etymology: From Late stuffen, from estoffer, of origin, from Old , , from stuppōnan. Cognate with stoffon, stopfon, stoppian and shtyp. More at stop.

  12. stuffverb

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stuffverb

    material which is to be worked up in any process of manufacture

    Etymology: [OF. estoffe, F. toffe; of uncertain origin, perhaps of Teutonic origin and akin to E. stop, v.t. Cf. Stuff, v. t.]

  2. Stuffverb

    the fundamental material of which anything is made up; elemental part; essence

    Etymology: [OF. estoffe, F. toffe; of uncertain origin, perhaps of Teutonic origin and akin to E. stop, v.t. Cf. Stuff, v. t.]

  3. Stuffverb

    woven material not made into garments; fabric of any kind; specifically, any one of various fabrics of wool or worsted; sometimes, worsted fiber

    Etymology: [OF. estoffe, F. toffe; of uncertain origin, perhaps of Teutonic origin and akin to E. stop, v.t. Cf. Stuff, v. t.]

  4. Stuffverb

    furniture; goods; domestic vessels or utensils

    Etymology: [OF. estoffe, F. toffe; of uncertain origin, perhaps of Teutonic origin and akin to E. stop, v.t. Cf. Stuff, v. t.]

  5. Stuffverb

    a medicine or mixture; a potion

    Etymology: [OF. estoffe, F. toffe; of uncertain origin, perhaps of Teutonic origin and akin to E. stop, v.t. Cf. Stuff, v. t.]

  6. Stuffverb

    refuse or worthless matter; hence, also, foolish or irrational language; nonsense; trash

    Etymology: [OF. estoffe, F. toffe; of uncertain origin, perhaps of Teutonic origin and akin to E. stop, v.t. Cf. Stuff, v. t.]

  7. Stuffverb

    a melted mass of turpentine, tallow, etc., with which the masts, sides, and bottom of a ship are smeared for lubrication

    Etymology: [OF. estoffe, F. toffe; of uncertain origin, perhaps of Teutonic origin and akin to E. stop, v.t. Cf. Stuff, v. t.]

  8. Stuffverb

    paper stock ground ready for use

    Etymology: [OF. estoffe, F. toffe; of uncertain origin, perhaps of Teutonic origin and akin to E. stop, v.t. Cf. Stuff, v. t.]

  9. Stuffnoun

    to fill by crowding something into; to cram with something; to load to excess; as, to stuff a bedtick

    Etymology: [OF. estoffe, F. toffe; of uncertain origin, perhaps of Teutonic origin and akin to E. stop, v.t. Cf. Stuff, v. t.]

  10. Stuffnoun

    to thrust or crowd; to press; to pack

    Etymology: [OF. estoffe, F. toffe; of uncertain origin, perhaps of Teutonic origin and akin to E. stop, v.t. Cf. Stuff, v. t.]

  11. Stuffnoun

    to fill by being pressed or packed into

    Etymology: [OF. estoffe, F. toffe; of uncertain origin, perhaps of Teutonic origin and akin to E. stop, v.t. Cf. Stuff, v. t.]

  12. Stuffnoun

    to fill with a seasoning composition of bread, meat, condiments, etc.; as, to stuff a turkey

    Etymology: [OF. estoffe, F. toffe; of uncertain origin, perhaps of Teutonic origin and akin to E. stop, v.t. Cf. Stuff, v. t.]

  13. Stuffnoun

    to obstruct, as any of the organs; to affect with some obstruction in the organs of sense or respiration

    Etymology: [OF. estoffe, F. toffe; of uncertain origin, perhaps of Teutonic origin and akin to E. stop, v.t. Cf. Stuff, v. t.]

  14. Stuffnoun

    to fill the skin of, for the purpose of preserving as a specimen; -- said of birds or other animals

    Etymology: [OF. estoffe, F. toffe; of uncertain origin, perhaps of Teutonic origin and akin to E. stop, v.t. Cf. Stuff, v. t.]

  15. Stuffnoun

    to form or fashion by packing with the necessary material

    Etymology: [OF. estoffe, F. toffe; of uncertain origin, perhaps of Teutonic origin and akin to E. stop, v.t. Cf. Stuff, v. t.]

  16. Stuffnoun

    to crowd with facts; to cram the mind of; sometimes, to crowd or fill with false or idle tales or fancies

    Etymology: [OF. estoffe, F. toffe; of uncertain origin, perhaps of Teutonic origin and akin to E. stop, v.t. Cf. Stuff, v. t.]

  17. Stuffnoun

    to put fraudulent votes into (a ballot box)

    Etymology: [OF. estoffe, F. toffe; of uncertain origin, perhaps of Teutonic origin and akin to E. stop, v.t. Cf. Stuff, v. t.]

  18. Stuffverb

    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.]

Freebase

  1. Stuff

    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

  1. Stuff

    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

  1. stuff

    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

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'stuff' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2423

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'stuff' in Written Corpus Frequency: #344

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'stuff' in Nouns Frequency: #676

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'stuff' in Verbs Frequency: #987

Anagrams for stuff »

  1. tuffs

  2. UTFSF

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stuff in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stuff in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of stuff in a Sentence

  1. Air Jordans:

    You can follow the trend, or you can set the trend, you set the trend by having a barometer of what young folks are doing, and the conditions of life they’re living. We would take stuff that was scraps and turn them into luxury. It wasn’t rags to riches. We turned our rags into things that rich people wanted. It’s like, ‘Oh, this is what I got? That motherfucker’s gonna want this because of how I rock it and how confident I am with it.’.

  2. President Barack Obama:

    How it is that somebody would propose that we weaken regulations on Wall Street? Have we really forgotten what just happened eight years ago? the notion that you would vote for anybody who would now allow them to go back to doing the same stuff that almost broke our economy’s back makes no sense. I don’t care whether you are a Republican, or a Democrat or an independent, why would you do that?

  3. Ryan Holets:

    I, deep down, kind of wished upon a star that something like this could happen, but this kind of stuff only happens in movies and books with happy endings. Usually, in real life, you don't see stuff like this.

  4. Jayne Warrilow:

    You see there comes a moment in everyone’s life, when the stuff on the outside stops working and we realize we have finally had enough. The life we are living, the roles we are playing, the systems, the limiting beliefs we use to keep our precious point of view about ourselves intact, the excuses we tell ourselves (and anyone else willing to listen) about why we can’t… it all starts to fail. Only then do we face the harsh, fear-inducing, gut-wrenching truth that we can’t carry on denying our role in humanity.

  5. France Leila Sadeghee:

    All of this stuff is in the body register, one of the core competencies for a future cutting-edge yoga teacher is to recognize what shows up, so that they can meet the whole person -- not just this body making a shape -- and then they can help this person get free.

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Translations for stuff

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  • أشياءArabic
  • ausstopfen, Kram, Stoff, Sachen, füllenGerman
  • παρατρώω, φουσκώνω, γεμίζω, παραγεμίζωGreek
  • farĉiEsperanto
  • cosas, atiborrar, disecar, cosa, rellenar, llenoSpanish
  • چیزPersian
  • olla rikki, sulloa, täyttää, olla täynnäFinnish
  • truc, péter, fourrer, bourrer, mettre, foutre, truffer, déglinguer, farcirFrench
  • mianachIrish
  • szar, töm, tele, összetört, eltörött, cucc, dolog, vacak, jóllakott, töröttHungarian
  • իրերArmenian
  • cose, roba, essere pieno, essere satollo, tessuto, stoffa, farcire, fottereItalian
  • דבריםHebrew
  • 壊れる, 詰める, 材料, 素材, 満たす, 原料, もの, スタッフJapanese
  • 물건Korean
  • 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
  • பொருட்களைTamil
  • şey, şeyler, hammaddeTurkish
  • đồ đạcVietnamese
  • שטאָפּןYiddish
  • 東東Chinese

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