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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stump  \Stump\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Stumped};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  1.  To  cut  off  a  part  of  to  reduce  to  a  stump;  to  lop. 
  Around  the  stumped  top  soft  moss  did  grow.  --Dr.  H. 
  2.  To  strike,  as  the  toes,  against  a  stone  or  something 
  fixed;  to  stub.  [Colloq.] 
  3.  To  challenge;  also  to  nonplus.  [Colloq.] 
  4.  To  travel  over  delivering  speeches  for  electioneering 
  purposes;  as  to  stump  a  State,  or  a  district.  See  {To  go 
  on  the  stump},  under  {Stump},  n.  [Colloq.  U.S.] 
  5.  (Cricket) 
  a  To  put  (a  batsman)  out  of  play  by  knocking  off  the 
  bail,  or  knocking  down  the  stumps  of  the  wicket  he  is 
  defending  while  he  is  off  his  allotted  ground;  -- 
  sometimes  with  out  --T.  Hughes. 
  b  To  bowl  down  the  stumps  of  as  of  a  wicket. 
  A  herd  of  boys  with  clamor  bowled,  And  stumped 
  the  wicket.  --Tennyson. 
  {To  stump  it}. 
  a  To  go  afoot;  hence  to  run  away  to  escape.  [Slang] 
  --Ld.  Lytton. 
  b  To  make  electioneering  speeches.  [Colloq.  U.S.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stump  \Stump\,  n.  [OE.  stumpe,  stompe;  akin  to  D.  stomp,  G. 
  stumpf,  Icel.  stumpr,  Dan.  &  Sw  stump,  and  perhaps  also  to 
  E.  stamp.] 
  1.  The  part  of  a  tree  or  plant  remaining  in  the  earth  after 
  the  stem  or  trunk  is  cut  off  the  stub. 
  2.  The  part  of  a  limb  or  other  body  remaining  after  a  part  is 
  amputated  or  destroyed;  a  fixed  or  rooted  remnant;  a  stub; 
  as  the  stump  of  a  leg,  a  finger,  a  tooth,  or  a  broom. 
  3.  pl  The  legs;  as  to  stir  one's  stumps.  [Slang] 
  4.  (Cricket)  One  of  the  three  pointed  rods  stuck  in  the 
  ground  to  form  a  wicket  and  support  the  bails. 
  5.  A  short,  thick  roll  of  leather  or  paper,  cut  to  a  point, 
  or  any  similar  implement,  used  to  rub  down  the  lines  of  a 
  crayon  or  pencil  drawing,  in  shading  it  or  for  shading 
  drawings  by  producing  tints  and  gradations  from  crayon, 
  etc.,  in  powder. 
  6.  A  pin  in  a  tumbler  lock  which  forms  an  obstruction  to 
  throwing  the  bolt,  except  when  the  gates  of  the  tumblers 
  are  properly  arranged,  as  by  the  key;  a  fence;  also  a  pin 
  or  projection  in  a  lock  to  form  a  guide  for  a  movable 
  {Leg  stump}  (Cricket),  the  stump  nearest  to  the  batsman. 
  {Off  stump}  (Cricket),  the  stump  farthest  from  the  batsman. 
  {Stump  tracery}  (Arch.),  a  term  used  to  describe  late  German 
  Gothic  tracery,  in  which  the  molded  bar  seems  to  pass 
  through  itself  in  its  convolutions,  and  is  then  cut  off 
  short,  so  that  a  section  of  the  molding  is  seen  at  the  end 
  of  each  similar  stump. 
  {To  go  on  the  stump},  or  {To  take  the  stump},  to  engage  in 
  making  public  addresses  for  electioneering  purposes;  --  a 
  phrase  derived  from  the  practice  of  using  a  stump  for  a 
  speaker's  platform  in  newly-settled  districts.  Hence  also 
  the  phrases  stump  orator,  stump  speaker,  stump  speech, 
  stump  oratory,  etc  [Colloq.  U.S.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stump  \Stump\,  v.  i. 
  To  walk  clumsily,  as  if  on  stumps. 
  {To  stump  up},  to  pay  cash.  [Prov.  Eng.]  --Halliwell. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  base  part  of  a  tree  that  remains  standing  after  the  tree 
  has  been  felled  [syn:  {tree  stump}] 
  2:  the  part  of  a  limb  or  tooth  that  remains  after  the  rest  is 
  3:  cricket:  any  of  three  upright  wooden  sticks  that  form  the 
  4:  a  platform  raised  above  the  surrounding  level  to  give 
  prominence  to  the  person  on  it  [syn:  {dais},  {podium},  {pulpit}, 
  {rostrum},  {ambo},  {soapbox}] 
  v  1:  cause  to  be  perplexed  or  confounded;  "This  problem  stumped 
  her"  [syn:  {mix  up}] 
  2:  walk  heavily;  "The  men  stomped  through  the  snow  i  their 
  heavy  boots"  [syn:  {stomp},  {stamp}] 

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