- a short projecting part.
- a short remaining piece, as of a pencil, candle, or cigar.
- (in a checkbook, receipt book, etc.) the inner end of each leaf, for keeping a record of the content of the part filled out and torn away.
- the returned portion of a ticket.
- the end of a fallen tree, shrub, or plant left fixed in the ground; stump.
- something having a short, blunt shape, especially a short-pointed, blunt pen.
- stub nail.
- something having the look of incomplete or stunted growth, as a horn of an animal.
- Bridge. a part-score.
- to strike accidentally against a projecting object: I stubbed my toe against the step.
- to extinguish the burning end of (a cigarette or cigar) by crushing it against a solid object (often followed by out): He stubbed out the cigarette in the ashtray.
- to clear of stubs, as land.
- to dig up by the roots; grub up (roots).
Origin of stub1
Examples from the Web for stubber
Historical Examples of stubber
Stubber must be 'brought to book' for this in the first instance.
Public works, indeed; find me the money, Stubber, and I 'll suggest the works.
Well thought of, Stubber; and there was something else in my head,—what was it?
"I hope that this country is more equitably administered," said Stubber.
"The people are far better than their nobles,—that I 'm sure of," said Stubber, stoutly.
- a short piece remaining after something has been cut, removed, etca cigar stub
- the residual piece or section of a receipt, ticket, cheque, etc
- US and Canadian the part of a cheque, postal order, receipt, etc, detached and retained as a record of the transactionAlso called (in Britain) counterfoil
- any short projection or blunted end
- the stump of a tree or plant
- to strike (one's toe, foot, etc) painfully against a hard surface
- (usually foll by out) to extinguish (a cigarette or cigar) by pressing the end against a surface
- to clear (land) of stubs
- to dig up (the roots) of (a tree or bush)
Word Origin for stub
Word Origin and History for stubber
Old English stybb "stump of a tree," from Proto-Germanic *stubjaz (cf. Middle Dutch stubbe, Old Norse stubbr), from PIE root *(s)teu- (see steep (adj.)). Extended in Middle English to other short, thick things. The verb sense of "strike (one's toe) against" something is first recorded 1848. Meaning "to extinguish a cigarette" is from 1927. Related: Stubbed; stubbing.