stub Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “stub” in the English Dictionary

"stub" in American English

See all translations

stubnoun [C]

 us   /stʌb/
  • stub noun [C] (SHORT END)

the ​short end which is ​left after the ​mainpart 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.
stubby
adjective  us   /ˈstʌb·i/
A toddler’s ​legs are ​short and stubby.

stubverb [T]

 us   /stʌb/ (-bb-)
  • stub verb [T] (HURT)

to ​hityourfoot 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)

"stub" in Business English

See all translations

stubnoun [C]

uk   us   /stʌb/ MONEY
the ​shortpiece of ​paperleft in a chequebook after a cheque has been ​removed, used as a ​record of ​payment: Filling in cheque stubs will ​help you ​identify where you can ​cut back.
Compare
See also
(Definition of stub from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of stub?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“stub” in British English

“stub” in American English

Word of the Day

costume

the set of clothes typical of a particular country or period of history, or suitable for a particular activity

Word of the Day

I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
by Kate Woodford,
February 10, 2016
On this blog, we like to look at words and phrases in the English language that learners often have difficulty with. Two phrases that can be confused are ‘used to do something’ and ‘be used to something/doing something’. People often use one phrase when they mean the other, or they use the wrong

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More