Definition of stump noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


; stʌmp
1 [countable] the bottom part of a tree left in the ground after the rest has fallen or been cut down2 [countable] the end of something or the part that is left after the main part has been cut, broken off or worn awaythe stump of a pencil3 [countable] the short part of somebody's leg or arm that is left after the rest has been cut off4 [countable, usually plural] (in cricket) one of the set of three vertical wooden sticks (called the stumps) that form the wicketthe leg/middle/off stumpThe ball went past the batsman and hit the stumps.5 the stump [singular] (informal, especially North American English) the fact of a politician before an election going to different places and trying to get people's support by making speechesThe senator gave his standard stump speech.politicians on the stump
stir your stumps at stir v.