What does stump mean?
Definitions for stump
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stump, tree stumpnoun
the base part of a tree that remains standing after the tree has been felled
the part of a limb or tooth that remains after the rest is removed
(cricket) any of three upright wooden posts that form the wicket
dais, podium, pulpit, rostrum, ambo, stump, soapboxverb
a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it
stump, mix upverb
cause to be perplexed or confounded
"This problem stumped her"
stomp, stamp, stumpverb
"The men stomped through the snow in their heavy boots"
travel through a district and make political speeches
"the candidate stumped the Northeast"
remove tree stumps from
"stump a field"
The remains of something that has been cut off; especially the remains of a tree, the remains of a limb.
The place where a campaign takes place.
An occasion at which the campaign takes place.
One of three small wooden posts which together with the bails make the wicket and that the fielding team attempt to hit with the ball.
An artists' drawing tool made of rolled paper used to smudge or blend marks made with charcoal, Conté crayon, pencil or other drawing media.
A wooden or concrete pole used to support a house.
to stop, confuse, or puzzle
to baffle; to be unable to find an answer to a question or problem.
This last question has me stumped.
He's been stumping for that reform for months.
to get a batsman out stumped
to walk heavily or clumsily, plod, trudge
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
The part of any solid body remaining after the rest is taken away.
Etymology: stumpe, Danish; stompe, Dutch; stompen, Dan. to lop.
He struck so strongly, that the knotty sting
Of his huge tail he quite in sunder cleft;
Five joints thereof he hew’d, and but the stump him left. Edmund Spenser.
Your colt’s tooth is not cast yet. —— Not while I have a stump. William Shakespeare.
He through the bushes scrambles;
A stump doth trip him in his pace;
Down comes poor Hob upon his face,
Amongst the briers and brambles. Michael Drayton, Nymphid.
Who, ’cause they’re wasted to the stumps,
Are represented best by rumps. Hudibras.
A coach-horse snapt off the end of his finger, and I dressed the stump with common digestive. Richard Wiseman, Surgery.
A poor ass, now wore out to the stumps, fell down under his load. Roger L'Estrange.
Against a stump his tusks the monster grinds,
And in the sharpen’d edge new vigour finds. Dryden.
A tongue might have some resemblance to the stump of a feather. Nehemiah Grew, Musæum.
Worn to the stumps in the service of the maids, ’tis thrown out of doors, or condemned to kindle a fire. Jonathan Swift.
the part of a tree or plant remaining in the earth after the stem or trunk is cut off; the stub
the part of a limb or other body remaining after a part is amputated or destroyed; a fixed or rooted remnant; a stub; as, the stump of a leg, a finger, a tooth, or a broom
the legs; as, to stir one's stumps
one of the three pointed rods stuck in the ground to form a wicket and support the bails
a short, thick roll of leather or paper, cut to a point, or any similar implement, used to rub down the lines of a crayon or pencil drawing, in shading it, or for shading drawings by producing tints and gradations from crayon, etc., in powder
a pin in a tumbler lock which forms an obstruction to throwing the bolt, except when the gates of the tumblers are properly arranged, as by the key; a fence; also, a pin or projection in a lock to form a guide for a movable piece
to cut off a part of; to reduce to a stump; to lop
to strike, as the toes, against a stone or something fixed; to stub
to challenge; also, to nonplus
to travel over, delivering speeches for electioneering purposes; as, to stump a State, or a district. See To go on the stump, under Stump, n
to put (a batsman) out of play by knocking off the bail, or knocking down the stumps of the wicket he is defending while he is off his allotted ground; -- sometimes with out
to bowl down the stumps of, as, of a wicket
to walk clumsily, as if on stumps
Etymology: [OE. stumpe, stompe; akin to D. stomp, G. stumpf, Icel. stumpr, Dan. & Sw. stump, and perhaps also to E. stamp.]
Stump is a term used in the sport of cricket where it has three meanings, part of the wicket, a manner of dismissing a batsman and the end of the day's play.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
stump, n. the part of a tree left in the ground after the trunk is cut down: the part of a body remaining after a part is cut off or destroyed: (cricket) one of the three sticks forming a wicket.—v.t. to reduce to a stump, to truncate, to cut off a part of: to strike unexpectedly, as the foot against something fixed: (cricket) to knock down the wickets when the batsman is out of his ground: to bring to a stop by means of some obstacle or other, to defeat, ruin: (U.S.) to challenge to do something difficult: to make stump-speeches throughout a district, constituency, &c.: (slang) to pay down, hand over (with up).—v.i. to walk along heavily: to make stump-speeches.—ns. Stump′er, one who stumps; Stump′-or′ator, one who harangues the multitude from a temporary platform, as the stump of a tree: a speaker who travels about the country, and whose appeals are mainly to the passions of his audience; Stump′-or′atory; Stump′-speech, an impromptu speech delivered on any improvised platform, any speech made all round a district by some frothy agitator.—adj. Stump′y, full of stumps, short and thick.—n. (slang) cash.—Stump out (cricket), to put out by knocking down the stump or wicket. [Ice. stumpr; Ger. stumpf, nasalised form of stub.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A derogatory but well-known name in navigating our eastern coasts for the beautiful tower of Boston church. (See SNAGS.)
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Stump is ranked #2539 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Stump surname appeared 14,257 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 5 would have the surname Stump.
93.6% or 13,352 total occurrences were White.
1.9% or 277 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.7% or 248 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
1.4% or 202 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.7% or 106 total occurrences were Black.
0.5% or 73 total occurrences were Asian.
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The numerical value of stump in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of stump in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of stump in a Sentence
I've seen some other candidates have felt like they needed to dial up the anger on the stump in some kind of appeal to voters.
If you can look at it from all angles, and it’s probably two people hugging each other, it’s four hands. It’s not the missing heads that’s the atrocity that other people clamp onto that; it’s a stump that looked like a penis. That’s a joke.
We are exploring rolling a truck out that would enable someone to see a hologram of me that is three-dimensional give my stump speech, and, also, if I were in a studio, which we could set up very easily, I could beam in and take questions live.
His style is a little gruff. You can poke at him and get him angry, but he's good at rolling out of it, he's got numbers, he's got facts, and if he gets caught by surprise he'll shift really quickly to his stump message. I don't think Hillary stands a chance against him.
If you wish in this world to advance, your merits you're bound to enhance You must stir it and stump it, and blow your own trumpet, or trust me, you haven't a chance.
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Translations for stump
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- عقب السيجارةArabic
- těrka, pahýl, pařezCzech
- mit seiner Weisheit am Ende sein, verblüfft sein, ratlos sein, StumpfGerman
- sekoittaa, tynkä, hämmentää, kampanjoida, paalu, kantoFinnish
- estompe, souche, moignonFrench
- stobScottish Gaelic
- tumu, mutumutu, whakahanepīMāori
- toco, cotocoPortuguese
- обрубок, культя, обломок, огарок, огрызок, пенёк, пеньRussian
- panj, пањSerbo-Croatian
- pahýľ, peňSlovak
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