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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Stab  \Stab\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  give  a  wound  with  a  pointed  weapon;  to  pierce;  to 
  thrust  with  a  pointed  weapon. 
 
  None  shall  dare  With  shortened  sword  to  stab  in 
  closer  war.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  wound  or  pain,  as  if  with  a  pointed  weapon. 
 
  She  speaks  poniards,  and  every  word  stabs.  --Shak. 
 
  {To  stab  at},  to  offer  or  threaten  to  stab;  to  thrust  a 
  pointed  weapon  at 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Stab  \Stab\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Stabbed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Stabbing}.]  [Cf.  OD  staven  to  fix,  fasten,  fr  stave, 
  staff,  a  staff,  rod;  akin  to  G.  stab  a  staff,  stick,  E. 
  staff;  also  Gael.  stob  to  stab,  as  n.,  a  stake,  a  stub.  Cf 
  {Staff}.] 
  1.  To  pierce  with  a  pointed  weapon;  to  wound  or  kill  by  the 
  thrust  of  a  pointed  instrument;  as  to  stab  a  man  with  a 
  dagger;  also  to  thrust;  as  to  stab  a  dagger  into  a 
  person. 
 
  2.  Fig.:  To  injure  secretly  or  by  malicious  falsehood  or 
  slander;  as  to  stab  a  person's  reputation. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Stab  \Stab\,  n. 
  1.  The  thrust  of  a  pointed  weapon. 
 
  2.  A  wound  with  a  sharp-pointed  weapon;  as  to  fall  by  the 
  stab  an  assassin.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Fig.:  An  injury  inflicted  covertly  or  suddenly;  as  a  stab 
  given  to  character. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  stab 
  n  :  a  thrusting  blow  with  a  knife  [syn:  {thrust},  {knife  thrust}] 
  v  1:  use  a  knife  on  "The  victim  was  knifed  to  death"  [syn:  {knife}] 
  2:  stab  or  pierce  [syn:  {jab}] 
  3:  poke  or  thrust  abruptly;  "he  jabbed  his  finger  into  her 
  ribs"  [syn:  {jab},  {prod},  {poke},  {dig}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  STAB 
 
    A  descendent  of  {BCPL}. 
 
  (1996-08-25) 
 
 




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