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)

    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 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?"

Wiktionary

  1. stuff(Noun)

    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. stuff(Noun)

    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. stuff(Noun)

    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. stuff(Noun)

    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. stuff(Noun)

    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. stuff(Noun)

    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. 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 .

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

  8. stuff(Verb)

    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. stuff(Verb)

    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. stuff(Verb)

    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. stuff(Verb)

    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. 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.

    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. Stuff(verb)

    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. Stuff(verb)

    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. 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

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

  4. Stuff(verb)

    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. Stuff(verb)

    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. Stuff(verb)

    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. Stuff(verb)

    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. Stuff(verb)

    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. Stuff(noun)

    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. Stuff(noun)

    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. Stuff(noun)

    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. Stuff(noun)

    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. Stuff(noun)

    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. Stuff(noun)

    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. Stuff(noun)

    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. Stuff(noun)

    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. Stuff(noun)

    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. Stuff(verb)

    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. Negah Hekmati:

    As an immigrant, I'm used to this stuff, unfortunately, but I'm here today because of my kids. They shouldn't experience such things. They are US citizens. This is not OK and it shouldn't be OK for them.

  2. Vice President Joe Biden:

    Folks, the American people are with us. I know it doesn't feel that way, but I'm telling you, I'm telling you the American people agree with us. this will pass: the Trump stuff, and that stuff that you're hearing on the other team.

  3. Andrew Schneider:

    I feel like I can handle a lot of things. I can handle a parasitic infection and separating lesions, arterial sclerosis. But this stuff...I just want to go through life thinking people are happy, naive as that may sound.

  4. Rafa Nadal:

    When he plays good tennis and shows passion for this game, he's a positive player for our tour, and I want my tour bigger, not smaller, it's clear, of course, that when he does stuff that in my opinion is not good, I don't like.

  5. Spike Lee:

    When we go around the world saying, 'We're the beacon of democracy' and you know, with the Constitution and human rights and all that stuff, and that he's the president? look, there's no negating the fact that he's a great showman. But we're talking about the highest office in the United States of America. This is not a TV show.

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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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