Definition of Stab

1. Noun. A sudden sharp feeling. "Twinges of conscience"

Exact synonyms: Pang, Twinge
Generic synonyms: Feeling
Specialized synonyms: Guilt Pang

2. Verb. Use a knife on. "They want to stab the prisoners "; "The victim was knifed to death"
Exact synonyms: Knife
Generic synonyms: Injure, Wound
Specialized synonyms: Poniard, Bayonet
Derivative terms: Knife, Knife, Stabber

3. Noun. A strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument. "One strong stab to the heart killed him"
Exact synonyms: Knife Thrust, Thrust
Generic synonyms: Blow
Specialized synonyms: Lunge, Passado, Straight Thrust, Remise
Derivative terms: Thrust, Thrust

4. Verb. Stab or pierce. "He jabbed the piece of meat with his pocket knife"
Exact synonyms: Jab
Specialized synonyms: Goad, Prick
Generic synonyms: Thrust
Derivative terms: Stabber

5. Noun. Informal words for any attempt or effort. "He took a stab at forecasting"
Exact synonyms: Shot
Generic synonyms: Attempt, Effort, Endeavor, Endeavour, Try

6. Verb. Poke or thrust abruptly. "He jabbed his finger into her ribs"
Exact synonyms: Dig, Jab, Poke, Prod
Generic synonyms: Thrust
Derivative terms: Dig, Jab, Jabbing, Poke, Poking, Prod

Definition of Stab

1. v. t. To pierce with a pointed weapon; to wound or kill by the thrust of a pointed instrument; as, to stab a man with a dagger; also, to thrust; as, to stab a dagger into a person.

2. v. i. To give a wound with a pointed weapon; to pierce; to thrust with a pointed weapon.

3. n. The thrust of a pointed weapon.

Definition of Stab

1. Noun. An act of stabbing or thrusting with an object. ¹

2. Noun. A wound made by stabbing. ¹

3. Noun. Pain inflicted on a person's feelings. ¹

4. Noun. (informal) An attempt. ¹

5. Noun. Criticism. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To pierce or to wound with a pointed tool or weapon, especially a knife or dagger. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To aim a blow with a weapon or a finger ('''at''' someone or something). ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive) To aim a blow with a weapon or a finger. ¹

9. Verb. (intransitive) To cause a sharp, painful sensation. ¹

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Definition of Stab

1. to pierce with a pointed weapon [v STABBED, STABBING, STABS]

Medical Definition of Stab

1. To pierce with a pointed instrument, as a knife or dagger. Origin: Gael. Stob (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Stab

ssDNA phage
sspe virus
stab (current term)
stab culture
stab drain
stab in the back
stab neutrophil
stab wound
stabat mater

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