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English Dictionary: stump by the DICT Development Group
4 results for stump
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. the base part of a tree that remains standing after the tree has been felled
    Synonym(s): stump, tree stump
  2. the part of a limb or tooth that remains after the rest is removed
  3. (cricket) any of three upright wooden posts that form the wicket
  4. a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it
    Synonym(s): dais, podium, pulpit, rostrum, ambo, stump, soapbox
  1. cause to be perplexed or confounded; "This problem stumped her"
    Synonym(s): stump, mix up
  2. walk heavily; "The men stomped through the snow in their heavy boots"
    Synonym(s): stomp, stamp, stump
  3. travel through a district and make political speeches; "the candidate stumped the Northeast"
  4. remove tree stumps from; "stump a field"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Stump \Stump\, n. [OE. stumpe, stompe; akin to D. stomp, G.
      stumpf, Icel. stumpr, Dan. & Sw. stump, and perhaps also to
      E. stamp.]
      1. The part of a tree or plant remaining in the earth after
            the stem or trunk is cut off; the stub.
      2. The part of a limb or other body remaining after a part is
            amputated or destroyed; a fixed or rooted remnant; a stub;
            as, the stump of a leg, a finger, a tooth, or a broom.
      3. pl. The legs; as, to stir one's stumps. [Slang]
      4. (Cricket) One of the three pointed rods stuck in the
            ground to form a wicket and support the bails.
      5. A short, thick roll of leather or paper, cut to a point,
            or any similar implement, used to rub down the lines of a
            crayon or pencil drawing, in shading it, or for shading
            drawings by producing tints and gradations from crayon,
            etc., in powder.
      6. 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; a fence; also, a pin
            or projection in a lock to form a guide for a movable
      {Leg stump} (Cricket), the stump nearest to the batsman.
      {Off stump} (Cricket), the stump farthest from the batsman.
      {Stump tracery} (Arch.), a term used to describe late German
            Gothic tracery, in which the molded bar seems to pass
            through itself in its convolutions, and is then cut off
            short, so that a section of the molding is seen at the end
            of each similar stump.
      {To go on the stump}, [or] {To take the stump}, to engage in
            making public addresses for electioneering purposes; -- a
            phrase derived from the practice of using a stump for a
            speaker's platform in newly-settled districts. Hence also
            the phrases stump orator, stump speaker, stump speech,
            stump oratory, etc. [Colloq. U.S.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Stump \Stump\, v. i.
      To walk clumsily, as if on stumps.
      {To stump up}, to pay cash. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Stump \Stump\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stumped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      1. To cut off a part of; to reduce to a stump; to lop.
                     Around the stumped top soft moss did grow. --Dr. H.
      2. To strike, as the toes, against a stone or something
            fixed; to stub. [Colloq.]
      3. To challenge; also, to nonplus. [Colloq.]
      4. To travel over, delivering speeches for electioneering
            purposes; as, to stump a State, or a district. See {To go
            on the stump}, under {Stump}, n. [Colloq. U.S.]
      5. (Cricket)
            (a) To put (a batsman) out of play by knocking off the
                  bail, or knocking down the stumps of the wicket he is
                  defending while he is off his allotted ground; --
                  sometimes with out. --T. Hughes.
            (b) To bowl down the stumps of, as, of a wicket.
                           A herd of boys with clamor bowled, And stumped
                           the wicket.                                 --Tennyson.
      {To stump it}.
            (a) To go afoot; hence, to run away; to escape. [Slang]
                  --Ld. Lytton.
            (b) To make electioneering speeches. [Colloq. U.S.]
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