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Stump Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Stump \Stump\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stumped; p. pr. & vb. n. Stumping.]
  1. To cut off a part of; to reduce to a stump; to lop. Around the stumped top soft moss did grow. --Dr. H. More.
  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.]
  5. (Cricket) (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] --Ld. Lytton. (b) To make electioneering speeches. [Colloq. U.S.]
Stump Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Stump \Stump\, n. [OE. stumpe, stompe; akin to D. stomp, G. stumpf, Icel. stumpr, Dan. & Sw. stump, and perhaps also to E. stamp.]
  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 piece. Leg stump (Cricket), the stump nearest to the batsman. Off stump (Cricket), the stump farthest from the batsman. Stump tracery (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

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  • Stump: In its most general sense, stump is an English word. It may refer to: Tree stump , the rooted remains of a felled tree. Stump, the remains of ...
  • Stump (cricket): Stump is a term used in the sport of cricket where it has three different meanings: part of the wicket a manner of dismissing a batsman ...
  • Tree stump: After a tree has been cut and felled, the stump or tree stump is usually a small remaining portion of the trunk with the root s still in ...
  • Bob Stump: Robert Lee "Bob" Stump (April 4, 1927 – June 20, 2003) was a U.S. Congressman from Arizona . Early life and career: Stump was born in Phoenix ...
  • Stump speech (politics): A political stump speech is a standard speech used by a politician running for office. a sawed off tree stump to deliver a standard speech. ...
  • Stump (band): Stump were an Anglo-Irish indie/experimental/rock group featuring former Microdisney members Mick Lynch (vocals) and Rob McKahey (drums), ...
  • USS Stump (DD-978): USS Stump (DD-978), named after Admiral Felix Budwell Stump USN, was a Spruance | destroyer built by the Ingalls Shipbuilding Division ...
  • Stump (drawing): A stump is a cylindrical drawing tool, usually made of soft paper that is tightly wound into a stick and sanded to a point at both ends. ...

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* If you wish in this world to advance Your merits you're bound to enhance You must stir it and stump it, And blow your own trumpet, Or, trust me, you haven't a chance. - William S. Gilbert

* If you wish in this world to advance, your merits you're bound to enhance You must stir it and stump it, and blow your own trumpet, or trust me, you haven't a chance. - W. S. Gilbert


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