Synonyms for stub

Synonyms for (noun) stub

Synonyms: butt, stub

Definition: the small unused part of something (especially the end of a cigarette that is left after smoking)

Similar words: part, portion

Definition: something less than the whole of a human artifact

Usage: the rear part of the house; glue the two parts together


Synonyms: check stub, counterfoil, stub

Definition: the part of a check that is retained as a record

Similar words: record

Definition: anything (such as a document or a phonograph record or a photograph) providing permanent evidence of or information about past events

Usage: the film provided a valuable record of stage techniques


Synonyms: ticket stub, stub

Definition: a torn part of a ticket returned to the holder as a receipt

Similar words: receipt

Definition: an acknowledgment (usually tangible) that payment has been made


Synonyms: nub, stub

Definition: a small piece

Usage: a nub of coal; a stub of a pencil

Similar words: part, piece

Definition: a portion of a natural object

Usage: they analyzed the river into three parts; he needed a piece of granite


Synonyms: stub

Definition: a short piece remaining on a trunk or stem where a branch is lost

Similar words: plant part, plant structure

Definition: any part of a plant or fungus

Synonyms for (verb) stub

Synonyms: stub

Definition: strike (one's toe) accidentally against an object

Usage: She stubbed her toe in the dark and now it's broken

Similar words: hit, impinge on, collide with, strike, run into

Definition: hit against; come into sudden contact with

Usage: The car hit a tree; He struck the table with his elbow


Synonyms: stub

Definition: clear of weeds by uprooting them

Usage: stub a field

Similar words: weed

Definition: clear of weeds

Usage: weed the garden


Synonyms: stub

Definition: extinguish by crushing

Usage: stub out your cigarette now

Similar words: quench, extinguish, blow out, snuff out

Definition: put out, as of fires, flames, or lights

Usage: Too big to be extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be contained; quench the flames; snuff out the candles


Synonyms: stub

Definition: pull up (weeds) by their roots

Similar words: root out, uproot, deracinate, extirpate

Definition: pull up by or as if by the roots

Usage: uproot the vine that has spread all over the garden