Word Focus

focusing on words and literature





Definitions and Synonyms of stub | Another word for stub | What is stub?

Definition 1: the small unused part of something (especially the end of a cigarette that is left after smoking) - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for stub in the sense of this definition

(stub is a kind of ...) something less than the whole of a human artifact

"the rear part of the house" "glue the two parts together"

(... is a kind of stub ) small part of a cigar that is left after smoking

(... is a kind of stub ) small part of a cigarette that is left after smoking

(... is a kind of stub ) the butt of a marijuana cigarette

Definition 2: a torn part of a ticket returned to the holder as a receipt - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for stub in the sense of this definition

(stub is a kind of ...) an acknowledgment (usually tangible) that payment has been made

(... is a kind of stub ) a ticket stub entitling the holder to admission to a future event if the scheduled event was cancelled due to rain

Definition 3: the part of a check that is retained as a record - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for stub in the sense of this definition

(stub is a kind of ...) anything (such as a document or a phonograph record or a photograph) providing permanent evidence of or information about past events

"the film provided a valuable record of stage techniques"

Definition 4: a short piece remaining on a trunk or stem where a branch is lost - [noun denoting object]

(stub is a kind of ...) any part of a plant or fungus

Definition 5: a small piece - [noun denoting object]

Samples where stub or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a nub of coal
  • a stub of a pencil

Synonyms for stub in the sense of this definition

(stub is a kind of ...) a portion of a natural object

"they analyzed the river into three parts" "he needed a piece of granite"

(... is a kind of stub ) a small nub (especially an undeveloped fruit or ear of corn)

Definition 6: strike (one's toe) accidentally against an object - [verb of body]

Samples where stub or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She stubbed her toe in the dark and now it's broken

(stub is a kind of ...) hit against; come into sudden contact with

"The car hit a tree" "He struck the table with his elbow"

Definition 7: clear of weeds by uprooting them - [verb of change]

Samples where stub or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • stub a field

(stub is a kind of ...) clear of weeds

"weed the garden"

Definition 8: extinguish by crushing - [verb of contact]

Samples where stub or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • stub out your cigarette now

(stub is a kind of ...) put out, as of fires, flames, or lights

"Too big to be extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be contained" "quench the flames" "snuff out the candles"

Definition 9: pull up (weeds) by their roots - [verb of contact]

(stub is a kind of ...) pull up by or as if by the roots

"uproot the vine that has spread all over the garden"

More words

Another word for stuart davis

Another word for stuart

Another word for strymon melinus

Another word for strymon

Another word for strychnine

Another word for stub nail

Another word for stub out

Another word for stubbiness

Another word for stubble

Another word for stubbled


Other word for stubbled

stubbled meaning and synonyms

How to pronounce stubbled