What does stuff mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. material, stuff(noun)

    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. stuff(noun)

    miscellaneous unspecified objects

    "the trunk was full of stuff"

  3. stuff, clobber(noun)

    informal terms for personal possessions

    "did you take all your clobber?"

  4. stuff, stuff and nonsense, hooey, poppycock(noun)

    senseless talk

    "don't give me that stuff"

  5. stuff(noun)

    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. stuff(noun)

    information in some unspecified form

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

  7. stuff(verb)

    a critically important or characteristic component

    "suspense is the very stuff of narrative"

  8. stuff(verb)

    cram into a cavity

    "The child stuffed candy into his pockets"

  9. thrust, stuff, shove, squeeze(verb)

    press or force

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

  10. stuff, lug, choke up, block(verb)


    "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 out(verb)

    overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself

    "She stuffed herself at the dinner"; "The kids binged on ice cream"

  12. stuff(verb)

    treat with grease, fill, and prepare for mounting

    "stuff a bearskin"

  13. stuff(verb)

    fill tightly with a material

    "stuff a pillow with feathers"

  14. farce, stuff(verb)

    fill with a stuffing while cooking

    "Have you stuffed the turkey yet?"


  1. stuff(Noun)

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

  2. stuff(Noun)

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

  3. stuff(Noun)

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

  4. stuff(Noun)

    Abstract substance or character.

  5. stuff(Noun)

    Substitution for trivial details.

    I had to do some stuff.

  6. stuff(Noun)

    Narcotic drugs, especially heroin.

  7. stuff(Verb)

    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 .

  8. stuff(Verb)

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

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

  9. stuff(Verb)

    To sate.

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

  10. stuff(Verb)

    To be broken.

    It's stuffed.

  11. stuff(Verb)

    To sexually penetrate.

    Get stuffed you arsehole!

  12. stuff(Verb)

    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.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stuff(verb)

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

  2. Stuff(verb)

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

  3. Stuff(verb)

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

  4. Stuff(verb)

    furniture; goods; domestic vessels or utensils

  5. Stuff(verb)

    a medicine or mixture; a potion

  6. Stuff(verb)

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

  7. Stuff(verb)

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

  8. Stuff(verb)

    paper stock ground ready for use

  9. Stuff(noun)

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

  10. Stuff(noun)

    to thrust or crowd; to press; to pack

  11. Stuff(noun)

    to fill by being pressed or packed into

  12. Stuff(noun)

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

  13. Stuff(noun)

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

  14. Stuff(noun)

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

  15. Stuff(noun)

    to form or fashion by packing with the necessary material

  16. Stuff(noun)

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

  17. Stuff(noun)

    to put fraudulent votes into (a ballot box)

  18. Stuff(verb)

    to feed gluttonously; to cram

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


  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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  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. Jim Costa:

    That's the easy stuff.

  2. Chang Liu:

    Not a lot of new stuff.

  3. Spencer Kolman:

    I want to do more stuff.

  4. Carole Holley:

    Its really strong stuff.

  5. Bob McDevitt:

    They want that stuff back.

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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 東東Chinese

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