- The definition of a stub is the remaining part, after the majority of something has been removed.
An example of a stub is what's left of a doberman pinscher dog's tail once most of it has been removed.
- Stub is defined as to hit your foot or toe against something by accident.
An example of stub is slipping on your sandal and hitting your big toe on the sidewalk.
- the stump of a tree or plant
- a short piece or length remaining after the main part has been removed or used up: the stub of a tail, cigar, pencil, etc.
- any short projection: a mere stub of a horn
- a pen having a short, blunt point
- a short, thick nail
- the part of a ticket, bank check, etc. kept as a record after the rest has been torn off
Origin of stubMiddle English from Old English stybb, akin to Old Norse stubbr: for Indo-European base see stock
transitive verbstubbed, stub′bing
- to dig or pull (weeds, etc.) out by the roots
- to cut down, leaving only a stump
- to clear (land) of stubs, or stumps
- to strike (one's foot, toe, etc.) accidentally against something
- to put out (a cigarette, cigar, etc.) by pressing the end against a surface: often with out
- The usually short end remaining after something bigger has been used up: a pencil stub; a cigarette stub.
- Something cut short or arrested in development: a stub of a tail.
- a. The part of a check or receipt retained as a record.b. The part of a ticket returned as a voucher of payment.
- An entry that has minimal text, no text, or has not been written in full in an online reference work.
transitive verbstubbed, stub·bing, stubs
- a. To pull up (weeds) by the roots.b. To clear (a field) of weeds.
- To strike (one's toe or foot) against something accidentally.
- To snuff out (a cigarette butt) by crushing.
Origin of stubMiddle English stubbe tree stump from Old English stybb
- Something blunted, stunted, or cut short, such as stubble or a stump.
- A piece of certain paper items, designed to be torn off and kept for record or identification purposes.
- check stub, ticket stub, payment stub
- (computing) A placeholder procedure that has the signature of the planned procedure but does not yet implement the intended behavior. (, , ).
- (computing) A procedure that translates requests from external systems into a format suitable for processing and then submits those requests for processing. (, , )
- (wikis) A page providing only minimal information and intended for later development.
- The remaining part of the docked tail of a dog
- An unequal first or last interest calculation period, as a part of a financial swap contract
- A pen with a short, blunt nib.
- A stub nail; an old horseshoe nail; also, stub iron.
- (computing) skeleton (4)
(third-person singular simple present stubs, present participle stubbing, simple past and past participle stubbed)
From Middle English stubbe (“tree stump"), from Old English stybb (“tree stump") , from Proto-Germanic *stubjaz (compare Middle Dutch stubbe, Old Norse stubbr), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)teu-; compare steep (“sharp slope").
Sense extended in Middle English to similarly shaped objects. Verb sense “strike one's toe" is recorded 1848; “extinguish a cigarette" 1927.
stub - Computer Definition
A small software routine placed into a program that provides a common function. Stubs are used for a variety of purposes. For example, a stub might be installed in a client machine, and a counterpart installed in a server, where both are required to resolve some protocol, remote procedure call (RPC) or other interoperability requirement.