Shrinker vs Stump what difference

English

Etymology

shrink +‎ -er

Pronunciation

Noun

shrinker (plural shrinkers)

  1. Something that makes something else shrink.
  2. (slang) A psychiatrist; a head-shrinker.
  3. (medicine) A sock-like article used to compress a stump remaining after amputation.
  4. One who shrinks or recoils.
  5. Something that itself shrinks.

Derived terms

  • head-shrinker

Anagrams

  • reshrink


English

Etymology

From Middle English stumpe, stompe (stump), from or akin to Middle Low German stump (stump), from Proto-Germanic *stumpaz (stump, blunt, part cut off). Cognate with Middle Dutch stomp (stump), Old High German stumph (stump) (German Stumpf), Old Norse stumpr (stump). More at stop.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /stʌmp/
  • Rhymes: -ʌmp

Noun

stump (plural stumps)

  1. The remains of something that has been cut off; especially the remains of a tree, the remains of a limb.
  2. (politics) The place or occasion at which a campaign takes place; the husting.
  3. (figuratively) A place or occasion at which a person harangues or otherwise addresses a group in a manner suggesting political oration.
    • 1886, Henry James, The Princess Casamassima.
      Paul Muniment had taken hold of Hyacinth, and said, ‘I’ll trouble you to stay, you little desperado. I’ll be blowed if I ever expected to see you on the stump!’
  4. (cricket) One of three small wooden posts which together with the bails make the wicket and that the fielding team attempt to hit with the ball.
  5. (drawing) An artists’ drawing tool made of rolled paper used to smudge or blend marks made with charcoal, Conté crayon, pencil or other drawing media.
  6. A wooden or concrete pole used to support a house.
  7. (slang, humorous) A leg.
  8. 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.
  9. A pin or projection in a lock to form a guide for a movable piece.

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

stump (third-person singular simple present stumps, present participle stumping, simple past and past participle stumped)

  1. (transitive, informal) To stop, confuse, or puzzle.
  2. (intransitive, informal) To baffle; to make unable to find an answer to a question or problem.
  3. (intransitive) To campaign.
    Synonym: campaign
  4. (transitive, US, colloquial) To travel over (a state, a district, etc.) giving speeches for electioneering purposes.
  5. (transitive, cricket, of a wicket keeper) To get a batsman out stumped.
  6. (transitive, cricket) To bowl down the stumps of (a wicket).
    • A herd of boys with clamour bowled, / And stumped the wicket.
  7. (intransitive) To walk heavily or clumsily, plod, trudge.
  8. (transitive) To reduce to a stump; to truncate or cut off a part of.
  9. (transitive) To strike unexpectedly; to stub, as the toe against something fixed.

Related terms

  • stumped

Translations

See also

  • stump up

Further reading

  • stump in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • stump in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • stump at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams

  • tumps

Danish

Adjective

stump (neuter stumpt, plural and definite singular attributive stumpe, comparative stumpere, superlative (predicative) stumpest, superlative (attributive) stumpeste)

  1. blunt
    en stump genstand

    a blunt instrument
  2. (geometry) obtuse

Derived terms

  • (blunt): stump genstand
  • (obtuse): stump trekant, stump vinkel, stumpvinklet

Noun

stump c (singular definite stumpen, plural indefinite stumper)

  1. stump, piece
    • 2015, Haruki Murakami, Mænd uden kvinder, Klim →ISBN

Declension

Further reading

  • “stump” in Den Danske Ordbog
  • “stump” in Ordbog over det danske Sprog

Hunsrik

Etymology

From Middle High German stumpf, from late Old High German stumph, ultimately related to Proto-Germanic *stumpaz.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʃtump/

Adjective

stump

  1. dull, blunt

Further reading

  • Online Hunsrik Dictionary

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Old Norse stumpr and Middle Low German stump

Noun

stump m (definite singular stumpen, indefinite plural stumper, definite plural stumpene)

  1. a stub, stump, bit, fragment, piece, butt (of cigar, cigarette)
  2. (humorous) buttocks, little scamp, tiny tot

Derived terms

  • gatestump

References

  • “stump” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Old Norse stumpr and Middle Low German stump

Noun

stump m (definite singular stumpen, indefinite plural stumpar, definite plural stumpane)

  1. a stub, stump, bit, fragment, piece, butt (of cigar, cigarette)
  2. (humorous) buttocks, little scamp, tiny tot

Derived terms

  • gatestump

References

  • “stump” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Swedish

Etymology

From Old Swedish stumper, from Old Norse stumpr, from Proto-Germanic *stumpaz.

Noun

stump c

  1. stump; something which has been cut off or continuously shortened, such as a very short pencil

Declension

Derived terms

  • fimp

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