Definition of Stump

1. Noun. The base part of a tree that remains standing after the tree has been felled.

Exact synonyms: Tree Stump
Generic synonyms: Plant Part, Plant Structure
Group relationships: Tree
Specialized synonyms: Stool

2. Verb. Cause to be perplexed or confounded. "The performance is likely to stump Sue"; "This problem stumped her"
Exact synonyms: Mix Up
Generic synonyms: Amaze, Baffle, Beat, Bewilder, Dumbfound, Flummox, Get, Gravel, Mystify, Nonplus, Perplex, Pose, Puzzle, Stick, Stupefy, Vex
Derivative terms: Stumper

3. Noun. The part of a limb or tooth that remains after the rest is removed.
Generic synonyms: Body Part
Group relationships: Tooth, Limb

4. Verb. Walk heavily. "The children stump to the playground"; "The men stomped through the snow in their heavy boots"
Exact synonyms: Stamp, Stomp
Generic synonyms: Walk
Derivative terms: Stamper, Stomp, Stomper

5. Noun. (cricket) any of three upright wooden posts that form the wicket.
Category relationships: Cricket
Generic synonyms: Post
Group relationships: Grille, Lattice, Wicket

6. Verb. Travel through a district and make political speeches. "The candidate stumped the Northeast"
Generic synonyms: Campaign, Run

7. Noun. A platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it.
Exact synonyms: Ambo, Dais, Podium, Pulpit, Rostrum, Soapbox
Generic synonyms: Platform

8. Verb. Remove tree stumps from. "Stump a field"
Generic synonyms: Clear

Definition of Stump

1. n. The part of a tree or plant remaining in the earth after the stem or trunk is cut off; the stub.

2. v. t. To cut off a part of; to reduce to a stump; to lop.

3. v. i. To walk clumsily, as if on stumps.

Definition of Stump

1. Noun. The remains of something that has been cut off; especially the remains of a tree, the remains of a limb. ¹

2. Noun. (politics) The place where a campaign takes place. ¹

3. Noun. (politics) An occasion at which the campaign takes place. ¹

4. Noun. (cricket) One of three small wooden posts which together with the bails make the wicket and that the fielding team attempt to hit with the ball. ¹

5. Noun. (context: drawing) An artists’ drawing tool made of rolled paper used to smudge or blend marks made with charcoal, Conté crayon, pencil or other drawing media. ¹

6. Noun. A wooden or concrete pole used to support a house. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) to stop, confuse, or puzzle ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive) to baffle; to be unable to find an answer to a question or problem. ¹

9. Verb. (intransitive) to campaign ¹

10. Verb. (transitive cricket of a wicket keeper) to get a batsman out stumped ¹

11. Verb. (intransitive) to walk heavily or clumsily, plod, trudge ¹

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Definition of Stump

1. to baffle [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: baffle

Lexicographical Neighbors of Stump

stump (current term)
stump camera
stump dump
stump orator
stump orators
stump powder
stump powders
stump speech
stump spud
stump up

Literary usage of Stump

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"Far up the valley the distant stump of a musket shot reaches our ears. ... [Colloq., US] The reason for this little freak was a stump on the part of some ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1908)
"The Treatment of the Appendix stump after Appendectomy.—WILLIS (Annals of Surgery, 1908, xlviii, 74) received communications from 10.5 representative ..."

3. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1922)
"Speed states that however short the thigh stump, save it, ... stump AFFECTIONS The army has demonstrated the fact that an artificial limb cannot be worn too ..."

4. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"stump, stump speech, on the stump—contd. 1840 The Doctor had resolved on both giving and getting a stump speech, and had therefore supplied ..."

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