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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stuff  \Stuff\,  n.  [OF.  estoffe  F.  ['e]toffe;  of  uncertain 
  origin,  perhaps  of  Teutonic  origin  and  akin  to  E.  stop,  v.t. 
  Cf  {Stuff},  v.  t.] 
  1.  Material  which  is  to  be  worked  up  in  any  process  of 
  For  the  stuff  they  had  was  sufficient  for  all  the 
  work  to  make  it  and  too  much  --Ex.  xxxvi 
  Ambitions  should  be  made  of  sterner  stuff.  --Shak. 
  The  workman  on  his  stuff  his  skill  doth  show  And 
  yet  the  stuff  gives  not  the  man  his  skill.  --Sir  J. 
  2.  The  fundamental  material  of  which  anything  is  made  up 
  elemental  part  essence. 
  Yet  do  I  hold  it  very  stuff  o'  the  conscience  To  do 
  no  contrived  murder.  --Shak. 
  3.  Woven  material  not  made  into  garments;  fabric  of  any  kind 
  specifically,  any  one  of  various  fabrics  of  wool  or 
  worsted;  sometimes  worsted  fiber. 
  What  stuff  wilt  have  a  kirtle  of?  --Shak. 
  It  [the  arras]  was  of  stuff  and  silk  mixed,  though, 
  superior  kinds  were  of  silk  exclusively.  --F.  G. 
  4.  Furniture;  goods;  domestic  vessels  or  utensils. 
  He  took  away  locks,  and  gave  away  the  king's  stuff. 
  5.  A  medicine  or  mixture;  a  potion.  --Shak. 
  6.  Refuse  or  worthless  matter;  hence  also  foolish  or 
  irrational  language;  nonsense;  trash. 
  Anger  would  indite  Such  woeful  stuff  as  I  or 
  Shadwell  write.  --Dryden. 
  7.  (Naut.)  A  melted  mass  of  turpentine,  tallow,  etc.,  with 
  which  the  masts,  sides,  and  bottom  of  a  ship  are  smeared 
  for  lubrication.  --Ham.  Nav. 
  8.  Paper  stock  ground  ready  for  use 
  Note:  When  partly  ground,  called  half  stuff.  --Knight. 
  {Clear  stuff}.  See  under  {Clear}. 
  {Small  stuff}  (Naut.),  all  kinds  of  small  cordage.  --Ham. 
  Nav.  Encyc. 
  {Stuff  gown},  the  distinctive  garb  of  a  junior  barrister; 
  hence  a  junior  barrister  himself.  See  {Silk  gown},  under 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stuff  \Stuff\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Stuffed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Stuffing}.]  [OE.  stoffen;  cf  OF  estoffer  F.  ['e]toffer, 
  to  put  stuff  in  to  stuff,  to  line  also  OF  estouffer  to 
  stifle,  F.  ['e]touffer;  both  perhaps  of  Teutonic  origin,  and 
  akin  to  E.  stop.  Cf  {Stop},  v.  t.,  {Stuff},  n.] 
  1.  To  fill  by  crowding  something  into  to  cram  with 
  something  to  load  to  excess;  as  to  stuff  a  bedtick. 
  Sometimes  this  crook  drew  hazel  bought  adown,  And 
  stuffed  her  apron  wide  with  nuts  so  brown.  --Gay. 
  Lest  the  gods,  for  sin,  Should  with  a  swelling 
  dropsy  stuff  thy  skin.  --Dryden. 
  2.  To  thrust  or  crowd;  to  press;  to  pack. 
  Put  roses  into  a  glass  with  a  narrow  mouth,  stuffing 
  them  close  together  .  .  .  and  they  retain  smell  and 
  color.  --Bacon. 
  3.  To  fill  by  being  pressed  or  packed  into 
  With  inward  arms  the  dire  machine  they  load,  And 
  iron  bowels  stuff  the  dark  abode.  --Dryden. 
  4.  (Cookery)  To  fill  with  a  seasoning  composition  of  bread, 
  meat,  condiments,  etc.;  as  to  stuff  a  turkey. 
  5.  To  obstruct,  as  any  of  the  organs;  to  affect  with  some 
  obstruction  in  the  organs  of  sense  or  respiration. 
  I'm  stuffed,  cousin;  I  can  not  smell.  --Shak. 
  6.  To  fill  the  skin  of  for  the  purpose  of  preserving  as  a 
  specimen;  --  said  of  birds  or  other  animals. 
  7.  To  form  or  fashion  by  packing  with  the  necessary  material. 
  An  Eastern  king  put  a  judge  to  death  for  an 
  iniquitous  sentence,  and  ordered  his  hide  to  be 
  stuffed  into  a  cushion,  and  placed  upon  the 
  tribunal.  --Swift. 
  8.  To  crowd  with  facts;  to  cram  the  mind  of  sometimes  to 
  crowd  or  fill  with  false  or  idle  tales  or  fancies. 
  9.  To  put  fraudulent  votes  into  (a  ballot  box).  [U.  S.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stuff  \Stuff\,  v.  i. 
  To  feed  gluttonously;  to  cram. 
  Taught  harmless  man  to  cram  and  stuff.  --Swift. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  tangible  substance  that  goes  into  the  makeup  of  a 
  physical  object;  "coal  is  a  hard  black  material";  "wheat 
  is  the  stuff  they  use  to  make  bread"  [syn:  {material}] 
  2:  miscellaneous  unspecified  artifacts;  "the  trunk  was  full  of 
  stuff"  [syn:  {whatchamacallit},  {whatsis},  {sundry},  {sundries}] 
  3:  informal  terms  for  personal  possessions;  "did  you  take  all 
  your  clobber?"  [syn:  {clobber}] 
  4:  senseless  talk;  "don't  give  me  that  stuff"  [syn:  {stuff  and 
  nonsense},  {hooey},  {poppycock}] 
  5:  unspecified  qualities  required  to  do  or  be  something  "the 
  stuff  of  heros";  "you  don't  have  the  stuff  to  be  a  United 
  States  Marine" 
  6:  information  in  some  unspecified  form  "it  was  stuff  I  had 
  heard  before";  "there's  good  stuff  in  that  book" 
  7:  a  critically  important  or  characteristic  component; 
  "suspense  is  the  very  stuff  of  narrative" 
  v  1:  fill  completely;  "The  child  stuffed  his  pockets  with  candy" 
  2:  press  or  force;  "Stuff  money  into  an  envelope";  "She  thrust 
  the  letter  into  his  hand"  [syn:  {thrust},  {shove},  {squeeze}] 
  3:  eat  until  one  is  sated;  "He  filled  up  on  turkey"  [syn:  {fill 
  up},  {fill},  {jam},  {cram}] 
  4:  obstruct,  as  of  a  passage;  "My  nose  is  all  stuffed";  "Her 
  arteries  are  blocked"  [syn:  {lug},  {choke  up},  {block}] 
  [ant:  {unstuff}] 
  5:  overeat  or  eat  immodestly;  make  a  pig  of  oneself  [syn:  {gorge}, 
  {ingurgitate},  {overindulge},  {glut},  {englut},  {engorge}, 
  {overgorge},  {overeat},  {gormandize},  {gormandise},  {gourmandize}, 
  {binge},  {pig  out},  {satiate},  {scarf  out}]  [ant:  {nibble}] 
  6:  treat  with  grease,  fill,  and  prepare  for  mounting;  "stuff  a 
  7:  fill  with  a  stuffing  while  cooking;  "Have  you  stuffed  the 
  turkey  yet?" 

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