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1. stub

noun. ['ˈstʌb'] a short piece remaining on a trunk or stem where a branch is lost.

Synonyms

  • plant part

Antonyms

  • gladden
  • lose

Etymology

  • stubbe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • stybb (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Stub

  • strubbe
  • strub
  • scrub
  • snub
  • shrub
  • grubb
  • grub
  • drub
  • clubb
  • club
  • tubb
  • sub
  • rub
  • pub
  • nub
  • jubb
  • hub
  • dub
  • cub
  • chubb
  • bubb
  • bub

Example sentences of the word stub


1. Noun, singular or mass
Make sure not to leave much of a stub.

Quotes containing the word stub


1. They like to tell us that it is important to speak the truth, but it has been my experience that real happiness lies in having people tell you what you want to believe, usually not the same thing at all, and if you have to stub your toe on the truth later, so be it.
- Jeff Lindsay, Dexter Is Delicious

2. stub

noun. ['ˈstʌb'] the small unused part of something (especially the end of a cigarette that is left after smoking).

Synonyms

  • cigar butt
  • roach
  • part
  • butt
  • cigarette butt

Antonyms

  • bad luck
  • misfortune
  • good luck
  • success

Etymology

  • stubbe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • stybb (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. stub

noun. ['ˈstʌb'] a torn part of a ticket returned to the holder as a receipt.

Synonyms

  • ticket stub
  • rain check

Antonyms

  • beginning
  • join
  • connect

Etymology

  • stubbe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • stybb (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. stub

noun. ['ˈstʌb'] the part of a check that is retained as a record.

Synonyms

  • check stub
  • counterfoil

Antonyms

  • inside
  • middle
  • end

Etymology

  • stubbe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • stybb (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. stub

verb. ['ˈstʌb'] pull up (weeds) by their roots.

Synonyms

  • extirpate
  • root out
  • deracinate

Antonyms

  • black
  • white
  • break
  • include

Etymology

  • stubbe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • stybb (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. stub

verb. ['ˈstʌb'] strike (one's toe) accidentally against an object.

Synonyms

  • strike
  • impinge on
  • hit
  • collide with

Antonyms

  • defend
  • roughen
  • fall back
  • bottom out

Etymology

  • stubbe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • stybb (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. stub

verb. ['ˈstʌb'] clear of weeds by uprooting them.

Antonyms

  • top out

Etymology

  • stubbe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • stybb (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. stub

verb. ['ˈstʌb'] extinguish by crushing.

Synonyms

  • quench
  • snuff out
  • blow out

Antonyms

  • fail
  • leave
  • abstain
  • disassemble

Etymology

  • stubbe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • stybb (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. stub

noun. ['ˈstʌb'] a small piece.

Synonyms

  • part
  • nub
  • nubbin

Antonyms

  • stay
  • unify
  • arrive
  • stand still

Etymology

  • stubbe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • stybb (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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