Definition for STUMP

STUMP, n. [Sw. and Dan. stump; Dan. stumper, Sw. stympa, to mutilate; D. stomp, a stump, and blunt; G. stumpf.]

  1. The stub of a tree; the part of a tree remaining in the earth after the tree is cut down, or the part of any plant left in the earth by the sythe or sickle.
  2. The part of a limb or other body remaining after a part is amputated or destroyed; as, the slump of a leg, of a finger or a tooth. – Dryden. Swift.

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