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English noun: stub

1. stub (object) a short piece remaining on a trunk or stem where a branch is lost

Broader (hypernym)plant part, plant structure

2. stub (object) a small piece

SamplesA nub of coal.
A stub of a pencil.


Broader (hypernym)part, piece

Narrower (hyponym)nubbin

3. stub (communication) a torn part of a ticket returned to the holder as a receipt

Synonymsticket stub

Broader (hypernym)receipt

Narrower (hyponym)rain check

4. stub (communication) the part of a check that is retained as a record

Synonymscheck stub, counterfoil

Broader (hypernym)record

5. stub (artifact) the small unused part of something (especially the end of a cigarette that is left after smoking)


Broader (hypernym)part, portion

Narrower (hyponym)cigar butt, cigarette butt, roach

English verb: stub

1. stub (contact) pull up (weeds) by their roots

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)deracinate, extirpate, root out, uproot

2. stub (contact) extinguish by crushing

SamplesStub out your cigarette now.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)blow out, extinguish, quench, snuff out

3. stub (change) clear of weeds by uprooting them

SamplesStub a field.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)weed

4. stub (body) strike (one's toe) accidentally against an object

SamplesShe stubbed her toe in the dark and now it's broken.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)collide with, hit, impinge on, run into, strike

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