Associations to the word «Stump»

Wiktionary

STUMP, noun. The remains of something that has been cut off; especially the remains of a tree, the remains of a limb.
STUMP, noun. (politics) The place or occasion at which a campaign takes place; the husting.
STUMP, noun. (figurative) A place or occasion at which a person harangues or otherwise addresses a group in a manner suggesting political oration.
STUMP, 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.
STUMP, noun. (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.
STUMP, noun. A wooden or concrete pole used to support a house.
STUMP, noun. (slang) (humorous) A leg.
STUMP, noun. A pin in a tumbler lock which forms an obstruction to throwing the bolt except when the gates of the tumblers are properly arranged, as by the key.
STUMP, noun. A pin or projection in a lock to form a guide for a movable piece.
STUMP, verb. (transitive) to stop, confuse, or puzzle
STUMP, verb. (intransitive) to baffle; to be unable to find an answer to a question or problem.
STUMP, verb. (intransitive) to campaign
STUMP, verb. (transitive) (US) (colloquial) to travel over (a state, a district, etc.) giving speeches for electioneering purposes
STUMP, verb. (transitive) (cricket) (of a wicket keeper) to get a batsman out stumped
STUMP, verb. (transitive) (cricket) to bowl down the stumps of (a wicket)
STUMP, verb. (intransitive) to walk heavily or clumsily, plod, trudge
STUMP CAMERA, noun. (cricket) a small television camera embedded inside one of the stumps, intended to give a shot of the action as seen by the batsman
STUMP DETECTIVE, noun. (North American) (pejorative) A forestry official charged with measuring waste in logging operations.
STUMP DUMP, noun. (US) a landfill site consisting of wood waste, such as tree stumps.
STUMP IT, verb. (slang) (dated) To go on foot; hence, to run away; to escape.
STUMP IT, verb. (slang) (US) (dated) To make electioneering speeches.
STUMP ORATOR, noun. A politician who will speak from any available soapbox about any issue that comes up.
STUMP ORATORS, noun. Plural of stump orator
STUMP POWDER, noun. Explosive powder used for blasting tree stumps when clearing land.
STUMP POWDERS, noun. Plural of stump powder
STUMP SPEECH, noun. (politics) A standard speech by a politician running for office.
STUMP TRACERY, noun. (architecture) A form of late German Gothic tracery in which the moulded bar seems to pass through itself in its convolutions, and is then cut off short, so that a section of the moulding is seen at the end of each similar stump.
STUMP UP, verb. (British) (idiomatic) To pay for something. Often indicating reluctance to pay.

Dictionary definition

STUMP, noun. The base part of a tree that remains standing after the tree has been felled.
STUMP, noun. The part of a limb or tooth that remains after the rest is removed.
STUMP, noun. (cricket) any of three upright wooden posts that form the wicket.
STUMP, noun. A platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it.
STUMP, verb. Cause to be perplexed or confounded; "This problem stumped her".
STUMP, verb. Walk heavily; "The men stomped through the snow in their heavy boots".
STUMP, verb. Travel through a district and make political speeches; "the candidate stumped the Northeast".
STUMP, verb. Remove tree stumps from; "stump a field".

Wise words

It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.
Pythagoras