(noun, verb)


1. a short piece remaining on a trunk or stem where a branch is lost

Definition categories: object

2. a small piece

- a stub of a pencil

Similar word(s): nub

Definition categories: object, part, piece

3. a torn part of a ticket returned to the holder as a receipt

Definition categories: communication, receipt

4. the part of a check that is retained as a record

Similar word(s): counterfoil

Definition categories: communication, record

5. the small unused part of something (especially the end of a cigarette that is left after smoking)

Similar word(s): butt

Definition categories: man–made, part, portion

Sentences with stub as a noun:

- check stub, ticket stub, payment stub


1. pull up (weeds) by their roots

Definition categories: contact, deracinate, extirpate, uproot

2. extinguish by crushing

- stub out your cigarette now

Definition categories: contact, extinguish, quench

3. clear of weeds by uprooting them

- stub a field

Definition categories: change, weed

4. strike (one's toe) accidentally against an object

- She stubbed her toe in the dark and now it's broken

Definition categories: body, hit, strike

Sentences with stub as a verb:

- I stubbed my toe trying to find the light switch in the dark.