- 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.
stub definition by Webster's New World
- 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: Middle English ; from Old English stybb, akin to Old Norse stubbr: for Indo-European base see stock
- 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
stub definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The usually short end remaining after something bigger has been used up: a pencil stub; a cigarette stub. See Regional Note at stob.
- 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.
- 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: Middle English stubbe, tree stump, from Old English stybb.
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.