(noun, verb)


1. the base part of a tree that remains standing after the tree has been felled

Definition categories: plant

2. the part of a limb or tooth that remains after the rest is removed

Definition categories: body

3. (cricket) any of three upright wooden posts that form the wicket

Definition categories: man–made, post

4. a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it

Similar word(s): ambo, dais, podium, pulpit, rostrum, soapbox

Definition categories: man–made, platform

Sentences with stump as a noun:

- to stir one's stumps


1. cause to be perplexed or confounded

- This problem stumped her

Definition categories: cognition, amaze, baffle, beat, bewilder, dumbfound, flummox, get, gravel, mystify, nonplus, perplex, pose, puzzle, stick, stupefy, vex

2. walk heavily

Similar word(s): stamp, stomp

Definition categories: motion, walk

3. travel through a district and make political speeches

- the candidate stumped the Northeast

Definition categories: competition, campaign, run

4. remove tree stumps from

- stump a field

Definition categories: change, clear

Sentences with stump as a verb:

- This last question has me stumped.

- He’s been stumping for that reform for months.