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Definition 1: miscellaneous unspecified objects - [noun denoting artifact]

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

  • the trunk was full of stuff

(stuff is a kind of ...) a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow

"it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"

(... is a kind of stuff ) something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known

"she eased the ball-shaped doodad back into its socket" "there may be some great new gizmo around the corner that you will want to use"

(... is a kind of stuff ) additional unspecified odds and ends; more of the same

"his report was full of etceteras"

(... is a kind of stuff ) miscellaneous objects too numerous or too small to be specified

Definition 2: unspecified qualities required to do or be something - [noun denoting attribute]

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

  • the stuff of heros
  • you don't have the stuff to be a United States Marine

(stuff is a kind of ...) an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone

"the quality of mercy is not strained"

Definition 3: a critically important or characteristic component - [noun denoting cognition]

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

  • suspense is the very stuff of narrative

(stuff is a kind of ...) the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience

"the gist of the prosecutor's argument" "the heart and soul of the Republican Party" "the nub of the story"

Definition 4: senseless talk - [noun denoting communication]

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

  • don't give me that stuff

Synonyms for stuff in the sense of this definition

(stuff is a kind of ...) a message that seems to convey no meaning

(stuff is used in the usage domain ...) a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)

"they don't speak our lingo"

Definition 5: information in some unspecified form - [noun denoting communication]

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

  • it was stuff I had heard before
  • there's good stuff in that book

(stuff is a kind of ...) a message received and understood

Definition 6: informal terms for personal possessions - [noun denoting possession]

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

  • did you take all your clobber?

Synonyms for stuff in the sense of this definition

(stuff is a kind of ...) movable property (as distinguished from real estate)

Definition 7: the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object - [noun denoting substance]

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

  • coal is a hard black material
  • wheat is the stuff they use to make bread

Synonyms for stuff in the sense of this definition

(stuff is a kind of ...) the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists

"DNA is the substance of our genes"

(... is a kind of stuff ) material that has been homogenized (especially tissue that has been ground and mixed)

"liver homogenate"

(... is a kind of stuff ) a lightweight material in cellular form; made by introducing gas bubbles during manufacture

(... is a kind of stuff ) any material that fills a space or container

"there was not enough fill for the trench"

(... is a kind of stuff ) a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn

(... is a kind of stuff ) any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted

"they collect the waste once a week" "much of the waste material is carried off in the sewers"

(... is a kind of stuff ) loose material (stone fragments and silt etc) that is worn away from rocks

(... is a kind of stuff ) a substance that is emitted or released

(... is a kind of stuff ) the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface

"they dug into the earth outside the church"

(... is a kind of stuff ) any of various elastic materials that resemble rubber (resumes its original shape when a deforming force is removed)

(... is a kind of stuff ) free microscopic particles of solid material

"astronomers say that the empty space between planets actually contains measurable amounts of dust"

(... is a kind of stuff ) a small discrete mass of solid or liquid matter that remains individually dispersed in gas or liquid emissions (usually considered to be an atmospheric pollutant)

(... is a kind of stuff ) material that is high in humic acids

(... is a kind of stuff ) material with which something is impregnated

"the impregnation, whatever it was, had turned the rock blue"

(... is a kind of stuff ) a material made of cellulose pulp derived mainly from wood or rags or certain grasses

(... is a kind of stuff ) a small mass of soft material

"he used a wad of cotton to wipe the counter"

(... is a kind of stuff ) a white cheeselike protective material that covers the skin of a fetus

(... is a kind of stuff ) a substance added to soaps or detergents to increase their cleansing action

(... is a kind of stuff ) the material removed by a cut made underneath

(... is a kind of stuff ) a material having the property of admitting light diffusely; a partly transparent material

(... is a kind of stuff ) a black or colored powder used in a printer to develop a xerographic image

(... is a kind of stuff ) any material used to thicken

"starch is used in cooking as a thickening"

(... is a kind of stuff ) material that is radioactive

(... is a kind of stuff ) material derived from plants

(... is a kind of stuff ) any material used for its color

"she used a different color for the trim"

(... is a kind of stuff ) any material used especially to protect something

(... is a kind of stuff ) a substance that contaminates

(... is a kind of stuff ) a material such as glass or porcelain with negligible electrical or thermal conductivity

(... is a kind of stuff ) a material that has been or is capable of being taken up by another substance by either absorption or adsorption

(... is a kind of stuff ) material suitable for manufacture or use or finishing

(... is a kind of stuff ) material such as sand or gravel used with cement and water to make concrete, mortar, or plaster

(... is a kind of stuff ) an abbreviation for `hazardous material' used on warning signs

"NO HAZMATS IN TUNNEL"

(... is a kind of stuff ) a small loosely aggregated mass of flocculent material suspended in or precipitated from a liquid

(... is a kind of stuff ) any nuclear or chemical or biological material that can be used as a weapon of mass destruction

(... is a kind of stuff ) (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything

(... is a kind of stuff ) a substance from which another substance is formed (especially by a metabolic reaction)

(... is a kind of stuff ) used or abandoned materials for use in creating new products

"Every Monday, we put our recycling out on the curb for pick-up"

(... is a kind of stuff ) the natural outer covering of food (usually removed before eating)

(... is a kind of stuff ) material used to provide a bed for animals

(... is a kind of stuff ) a material that sorbs another substance; i.e. that has the capacity or tendency to take it up by either absorption or adsorption

(... is a kind of stuff ) a substance that exhibits diamagnetism

(... is a kind of stuff ) a substance that readily conducts e.g. electricity and heat

(... is a kind of stuff ) strong lightweight material developed in the laboratory; fibers of more than one kind are bonded together chemically

(... is a kind of stuff ) material produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules

(... is a kind of stuff ) a substance that abrades or wears down

(... is a kind of stuff ) material made by bonding together sheets of two different metals

(... is a kind of stuff ) any light downy material

(... is a kind of stuff ) material derived from animals

(... is a kind of stuff ) any substance used to seal joints or fill cracks in a porous surface

(... is a kind of stuff ) a substance that unites or bonds surfaces together

(... is a kind of stuff ) material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust

"that mountain is solid rock" "stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries"

(... is a kind of stuff ) solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition

(... is a kind of stuff ) any heavy material used to stabilize a ship or airship

Definition 8: fill with a stuffing while cooking - [verb of change]

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

  • Have you stuffed the turkey yet?

Synonyms for stuff in the sense of this definition

(stuff is a kind of ...) make full, also in a metaphorical sense

"fill a container" "fill the child with pride"

(stuff has a similar meaning as ...) fill tightly with a material

"stuff a pillow with feathers"

(stuff belongs to category ...) the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat

"cooking can be a great art" "people are needed who have experience in cookery" "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"

Definition 9: fill tightly with a material - [verb of change]

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

  • stuff a pillow with feathers

(stuff is a kind of ...) make full, also in a metaphorical sense

"fill a container" "fill the child with pride"

(... is a kind of stuff ) stuff with cork

"The baseball player stuffed his bat with cork to make it lighter"

(stuff has a similar meaning as ...) fill with a stuffing while cooking

"Have you stuffed the turkey yet?"

Definition 10: treat with grease, fill, and prepare for mounting - [verb of change]

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

  • stuff a bearskin

(stuff is a kind of ...) infuse or fill completely

"Impregnate the cloth with alcohol"

(stuff implies ...) treat skins and hides with tannic acid so as to convert them into leather

Definition 11: overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself - [verb of consumption]

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

  • She stuffed herself at the dinner
  • The kids binged on ice cream

Synonyms for stuff in the sense of this definition

(stuff is a kind of ...) eat a meal; take a meal

"We did not eat until 10 P.M. because there were so many phone calls" "I didn't eat yet, so I gladly accept your invitation"

Definition 12: cram into a cavity - [verb of contact]

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

  • The child stuffed candy into his pockets

(stuff is a kind of ...) put something somewhere so that the space is completely filled

"cram books into the suitcase"

(... is a kind of stuff ) crowd or pack to capacity

"the theater was jampacked"

(... is a kind of stuff ) stuff too much

"The pillow was overstuffed"

(... is a kind of stuff ) line or stuff with soft material

"pad a bra"

Definition 13: obstruct - [verb of contact]

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

  • My nose is all stuffed
  • Her arteries are blocked

Synonyms for stuff in the sense of this definition

(stuff is a kind of ...) become or cause to become obstructed

"The leaves clog our drains in the Fall" "The water pipe is backed up"

Definition 14: press or force - [verb of motion]

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

  • Stuff money into an envelope
  • She thrust the letter into his hand

Synonyms for stuff in the sense of this definition

(stuff is a kind of ...) move with force

"He pushed the table into a corner"

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