stub Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "stub" - American English Dictionary

See all translations

stubnoun [C]

 us   /stʌb/

stub noun [C] (SHORT END)

the short end which is left after the main part of something has been used or removed, as of a pencil: I put the ticket stubs in my pocket after we went into the theater.
adjective  us   /ˈstʌb·i/
A toddler’s legs are short and stubby.

stubverb [T]

 us   /stʌb/ (-bb-)

stub verb [T] (HURT)

to hit your foot or toe against a hard object: I stubbed my toe on a rock.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of stub from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of stub?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “stub” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
social security

a system of payments made by the government to people who are ill, poor, or who have no job

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

responsible luxury noun
responsible luxury noun
August 03, 2015
high-end, green tourism and hospitality Jumeirah’s ‘responsible luxury’ approach is an example of a sustainable travel experience – future guests will enjoy the environment as much as today’s.

Read More