What does stump mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stump, tree stump(noun)

    the base part of a tree that remains standing after the tree has been felled

  2. stump(noun)

    the part of a limb or tooth that remains after the rest is removed

  3. stump(noun)

    (cricket) any of three upright wooden posts that form the wicket

  4. dais, podium, pulpit, rostrum, ambo, stump, soapbox(verb)

    a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it

  5. stump, mix up(verb)

    cause to be perplexed or confounded

    "This problem stumped her"

  6. stomp, stamp, stump(verb)

    walk heavily

    "The men stomped through the snow in their heavy boots"

  7. stump(verb)

    travel through a district and make political speeches

    "the candidate stumped the Northeast"

  8. stump(verb)

    remove tree stumps from

    "stump a field"

Wiktionary

  1. stump(Noun)

    The remains of something that has been cut off; especially the remains of a tree, the remains of a limb.

  2. stump(Noun)

    The place where a campaign takes place.

  3. stump(Noun)

    An occasion at which the campaign takes place.

  4. stump(Noun)

    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.

  5. stump(Noun)

    An artists' drawing tool made of rolled paper used to smudge or blend marks made with charcoal, Conté crayon, pencil or other drawing media.

  6. stump(Noun)

    A wooden or concrete pole used to support a house.

  7. stump(Verb)

    to stop, confuse, or puzzle

  8. stump(Verb)

    to baffle; to be unable to find an answer to a question or problem.

    This last question has me stumped.

  9. stump(Verb)

    to campaign

    He's been stumping for that reform for months.

  10. stump(Verb)

    to get a batsman out stumped

  11. stump(Verb)

    to walk heavily or clumsily, plod, trudge

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stump(noun)

    the part of a tree or plant remaining in the earth after the stem or trunk is cut off; the stub

    Etymology: [OE. stumpe, stompe; akin to D. stomp, G. stumpf, Icel. stumpr, Dan. & Sw. stump, and perhaps also to E. stamp.]

  2. Stump(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. stumpe, stompe; akin to D. stomp, G. stumpf, Icel. stumpr, Dan. & Sw. stump, and perhaps also to E. stamp.]

  3. Stump(noun)

    the legs; as, to stir one's stumps

    Etymology: [OE. stumpe, stompe; akin to D. stomp, G. stumpf, Icel. stumpr, Dan. & Sw. stump, and perhaps also to E. stamp.]

  4. Stump(noun)

    one of the three pointed rods stuck in the ground to form a wicket and support the bails

    Etymology: [OE. stumpe, stompe; akin to D. stomp, G. stumpf, Icel. stumpr, Dan. & Sw. stump, and perhaps also to E. stamp.]

  5. Stump(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. stumpe, stompe; akin to D. stomp, G. stumpf, Icel. stumpr, Dan. & Sw. stump, and perhaps also to E. stamp.]

  6. Stump(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. stumpe, stompe; akin to D. stomp, G. stumpf, Icel. stumpr, Dan. & Sw. stump, and perhaps also to E. stamp.]

  7. Stump(verb)

    to cut off a part of; to reduce to a stump; to lop

    Etymology: [OE. stumpe, stompe; akin to D. stomp, G. stumpf, Icel. stumpr, Dan. & Sw. stump, and perhaps also to E. stamp.]

  8. Stump(verb)

    to strike, as the toes, against a stone or something fixed; to stub

    Etymology: [OE. stumpe, stompe; akin to D. stomp, G. stumpf, Icel. stumpr, Dan. & Sw. stump, and perhaps also to E. stamp.]

  9. Stump(verb)

    to challenge; also, to nonplus

    Etymology: [OE. stumpe, stompe; akin to D. stomp, G. stumpf, Icel. stumpr, Dan. & Sw. stump, and perhaps also to E. stamp.]

  10. Stump(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. stumpe, stompe; akin to D. stomp, G. stumpf, Icel. stumpr, Dan. & Sw. stump, and perhaps also to E. stamp.]

  11. Stump(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. stumpe, stompe; akin to D. stomp, G. stumpf, Icel. stumpr, Dan. & Sw. stump, and perhaps also to E. stamp.]

  12. Stump(noun)

    to bowl down the stumps of, as, of a wicket

    Etymology: [OE. stumpe, stompe; akin to D. stomp, G. stumpf, Icel. stumpr, Dan. & Sw. stump, and perhaps also to E. stamp.]

  13. Stump(verb)

    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.]

Freebase

  1. Stump

    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

  1. Stump

    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

  1. stump

    A derogatory but well-known name in navigating our eastern coasts for the beautiful tower of Boston church. (See SNAGS.)

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stump in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stump in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of stump in a Sentence

  1. Pete Seat:

    The Ben Carson I've seen on television is not the Ben Carson I've seen on the stump.

  2. William S. Gilbert:

    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.

  3. W. S. Gilbert:

    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.

  4. Karen Crawford:

    I have never seen anything like it before. The squirrel had its paw raised and the bird had its beak wide open, it was like they were going to have a fight. Karen Crawford, 59, captured the face-off as the pair appeared to be having a row over a handful of nuts on a tree trunk. In the shot, the red squirrel is perched vertically on a tree stump with its paw in the air, as the bird sits on the other side with its beak wide open. (Credit: SWNS) Perhaps even more remarkable, Crawford admitted she did not even realize she took the photos until she got home. I thought wow when I got home and saw the picture and the reaction I have had to it has been really strong.

  5. Jim Steer:

    No private party is actually going to stump up the kind of money needed to create these things.

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