(noun, verb)


1. the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object

- wheat is the stuff they use to make bread

Similar word(s): material

Definition categories: substance

2. miscellaneous unspecified objects

- the trunk was full of stuff

Definition categories: man–made, object

3. informal terms for personal possessions

Similar word(s): clobber

Definition categories: possession, personalty

4. senseless talk

- don't give me that stuff

Similar word(s): hooey, poppycock

Definition categories: communication, bunk, hokum, meaninglessness, nonsense, nonsensicality

5. unspecified qualities required to do or be something

- the stuff of heros

- you don't have the stuff to be a United States Marine

Definition categories: attribute, quality

6. information in some unspecified form

- it was stuff I had heard before

- there's good stuff in that book

Definition categories: communication, info, information

7. a critically important or characteristic component

- suspense is the very stuff of narrative

Definition categories: thought, center, centre, core, essence, gist, heart, inwardness, kernel, marrow, meat, nub, pith, substance, sum

Sentences with stuff as a noun:

- What is all that stuff on your bedroom floor?  He didn't want his pockets to bulge so he was walking around with all his stuff in his hands.

- Can I have some of that stuff on my ice-cream sundae?

- I had to do some stuff.


1. cram into a cavity

- The child stuffed candy into his pockets

Definition categories: contact, cram

2. press or force

- Stuff money into an envelope

Similar word(s): shove, squeeze, thrust

Definition categories: motion, force, push

3. obstruct

- My nose is all stuffed

Similar word(s): block, lug

Definition categories: contact, choke, clog, congest, foul

4. overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself

- She stuffed herself at the dinner

Similar word(s): binge, englut, engorge, glut, gorge, gormandise, gormandize, gourmandize, ingurgitate, overeat, overgorge, overindulge, satiate

Definition categories: consumption, eat

5. treat with grease, fill, and prepare for mounting

- stuff a bearskin

Definition categories: change, impregnate, saturate

6. fill tightly with a material

- stuff a pillow with feathers

Definition categories: change, fill

7. fill with a stuffing while cooking

- Have you stuffed the turkey yet?

Similar word(s): farce

Definition categories: change, fill

Sentences with stuff as a verb:

- She stuffed the turkey for Thanksgiving using her secret stuffing recipe.

- He stuffed his clothes into the closet and shut the door.

- I’m stuffed after having eaten all that turkey, mashed potatoes and delicious stuffing.

- I got stuffed by that guy on the supermoto going into that turn, almost causing us to crash.