- 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
Well thought of, Stubber; and there was something else in my head,—what was it?
Public works, indeed; find me the money, Stubber, and I 'll suggest the works.
Stubber must be 'brought to book' for this in the first instance.
"The people are far better than their nobles,—that I 'm sure of," said Stubber, stoutly.
"I hope that this country is more equitably administered," said Stubber.
- 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 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.