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Definition 1: (cricket) any of three upright wooden posts that form the wicket - [noun denoting artifact]

(stump is a kind of ...) an upright consisting of a piece of timber or metal fixed firmly in an upright position

"he set a row of posts in the ground and strung barbwire between them"

(... is part of stump) small opening (like a window in a door) through which business can be transacted

(stump belongs to category ...) a game played with a ball and bat by two teams of 11 players; teams take turns trying to score runs

Definition 2: a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for stump in the sense of this definition

(stump is a kind of ...) a raised horizontal surface

"the speaker mounted the platform"

Definition 3: the part of a limb or tooth that remains after the rest is removed - [noun denoting body]

(stump is a kind of ...) any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity

(... is part of stump) hard bonelike structures in the jaws of vertebrates; used for biting and chewing or for attack and defense

(... is part of stump) one of the jointed appendages of an animal used for locomotion or grasping: arm; leg; wing; flipper

Definition 4: the base part of a tree that remains standing after the tree has been felled - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for stump in the sense of this definition

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

(... is a kind of stump ) (forestry) the stump of a tree that has been felled or headed for the production of saplings

(... is part of stump) a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms

Definition 5: remove tree stumps from - [verb of change]

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

  • stump a field

(stump is a kind of ...) remove

"clear the leaves from the lawn" "Clear snow from the road"

Definition 6: cause to be perplexed or confounded - [verb of cognition]

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

  • This problem stumped her

Synonyms for stump in the sense of this definition

(stump is a kind of ...) be a mystery or bewildering to

"This beats me!" "Got me--I don't know the answer!" "a vexing problem" "This question really stuck me"

Definition 7: travel through a district and make political speeches - [verb of competition]

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

  • the candidate stumped the Northeast

(stump is a kind of ...) run, stand, or compete for an office or a position

"Who's running for treasurer this year?"

Definition 8: walk heavily - [verb of motion]

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

  • The men stomped through the snow in their heavy boots

Synonyms for stump in the sense of this definition

(stump is a kind of ...) use one's feet to advance; advance by steps

"Walk, don't run!" "We walked instead of driving" "She walks with a slight limp" "The patient cannot walk yet" "Walk over to the cabinet"

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