—n. 1. a short projecting part.
2. a short remaining piece, as of a pencil, candle, or cigar.
3. (in a checkbook, receipt book, etc.) the inner end of each leaf, for keeping a record of the content of the part filled out and torn away.
4. the returned portion of a ticket.
5. the end of a fallen tree, shrub, or plant left fixed in the ground; stump.
6. something having a short, blunt shape, esp. a short-pointed, blunt pen.
7. See stub nail. 8. something having the look of incomplete or stunted growth, as a horn of an animal.
9. Bridge.a part-score.
—v.t. 1. to strike accidentally against a projecting object: I stubbed my toe against the step. 2. to extinguish the burning end of (a cigarette or cigar) by crushing it against a solid object (often fol. by out): He stubbed out the cigarette in the ashtray. 3. to clear of stubs, as land.
4. to dig up by the roots; grub up (roots).