Found 3 items, similar to stump.
English → Indonesian
English → English
v 1: cause to be perplexed or confounded; “This problem stumped
[syn: mix up
2: walk heavily; “The men stomped through the snow in their
3: travel through a district and make political speeches; “the
candidate stumped the Northeast”
4: remove tree stumps from; “stump a field”
n 1: the base part of a tree that remains standing after the tree
has been felled [syn: tree stump
2: the part of a limb or tooth that remains after the rest is
3: (cricket) any of three upright wooden posts that form the
4: a platform raised above the surrounding level to give
prominence to the person on it [syn: dais
English → English
, n. [OE. stumpe, stompe; akin to D. stomp, G.
stumpf, Icel. stumpr, Dan. & Sw. stump, and perhaps also to
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
(Cricket), the stump nearest to the batsman.
(Cricket), the stump farthest from the batsman.
(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.]
on the stump
campaigning for public office; running for
election to office.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
, v. i.
To walk clumsily, as if on stumps.
To stump up
, to pay cash. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.
, 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.]
(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]
(b) To make electioneering speeches. [Colloq. U.S.]