What does stump mean?

Definitions for stump
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stump, tree stumpnoun

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

  2. stumpnoun

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

  3. stumpnoun

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

  4. dais, podium, pulpit, rostrum, ambo, stump, soapboxverb

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

  5. stump, mix upverb

    cause to be perplexed or confounded

    "This problem stumped her"

  6. stomp, stamp, stumpverb

    walk heavily

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

  7. stumpverb

    travel through a district and make political speeches

    "the candidate stumped the Northeast"

  8. stumpverb

    remove tree stumps from

    "stump a field"

Wiktionary

  1. stumpnoun

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

  2. stumpnoun

    The place where a campaign takes place.

  3. stumpnoun

    An occasion at which the campaign takes place.

  4. stumpnoun

    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. stumpnoun

    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. stumpnoun

    A wooden or concrete pole used to support a house.

  7. stumpverb

    to stop, confuse, or puzzle

  8. stumpverb

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

    This last question has me stumped.

  9. stumpverb

    to campaign

    He's been stumping for that reform for months.

  10. stumpverb

    to get a batsman out stumped

  11. stumpverb

    to walk heavily or clumsily, plod, trudge

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stumpnoun

    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. Stumpnoun

    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. Stumpnoun

    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. Stumpnoun

    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. Stumpnoun

    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. Stumpnoun

    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. Stumpverb

    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. Stumpverb

    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. Stumpverb

    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. Stumpverb

    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. Stumpnoun

    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. Stumpnoun

    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. Stumpverb

    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. Barbara Perry:

    He goes out on the stump in 1948 and becomes' give'em hell Harry Truman,' this is one key to how to come back from a shellacking is to turn against that Congress from the other party.

  2. Pete Seat:

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

  3. Jim Steer:

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

  4. Fergus Cullen:

    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.

  5. 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.

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