HyperDic: stuff

English > 14 senses of the word stuff:
NOUNsubstancestuff, materialthe tangible / tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
artifactstuffmiscellaneous unspecified objects
possessionstuff, clobberinformal terms for personal possessions
communicationstuff, stuff and nonsense, hooey, poppycocksenseless talk
attributestuffunspecified qualities required to do or be something
communicationstuffinformation in some unspecified form / form
cognitionstuffa critically important or characteristic component
VERBcontactstuffcram into a cavity
motionstuff, thrust, shove, squeezepress or force
contactstuff, lug, choke up, blockobstruct
consumptionstuff, gorge, ingurgitate, overindulge, glut, englut, engorge, overgorge, overeat, gormandize, gormandise, gourmandize, binge, pig out, satiate, scarf outovereat or eat immodestly
changestufftreat with grease, fill, and prepare for mounting
changestufffill tightly with a material
changestuff, farcefill with a stuffing while cooking
stuff > pronunciation
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English > stuff: 14 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningThe tangible / tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object.
Example "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"
NarrowerHAZMATAn abbreviation for 'hazardous material' used on warning signs
abrasive, abradant, abrasive materialA substance that abrades or wears down
adhesive material, adhesive agent, adhesiveA substance that unites or bonds surfaces together
aggregateMaterial such as sand or gravel used with cement and water to make concrete, mortar, or plaster
ammunitionAny nuclear or chemical or biological material that can be used as a weapon of mass destruction
animal materialmaterial derived from animals
atom, molecule, particle, corpuscle, mote, speck(nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything
ballastAny heavy material used to stabilize a ship or airship
bedding material, bedding, littermaterial used to provide a bed for animals
bimetalmaterial made by bonding together sheets of two different metals
builder, detergent builderA substance added to soaps or detergents to increase their cleansing action
chemical, chemical substanceMaterial produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules
coloring material, colouring material, color, colourAny material used for its color
composite materialStrong lightweight material developed in the laboratory
conductorA substance that readily conducts e.g. electricity and heat
contaminant, contaminationA substance that contaminates
detritusLoose material (stone fragments and silt etc) that is worn away from rocks
diamagnetA substance that exhibits diamagnetism
discharge, emissionA substance that is emitted / emitted or released
dustFree microscopic particles of solid material
earth, groundThe loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface
elastomerAny of various elastic materials that resemble rubber (resumes its original shape when a deforming force is removed)
fiber, fibreA slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn
filling, fillAny material that fills a space or container
floccule, flocA small loosely aggregated mass of flocculent material suspended in or precipitated from a liquid / liquid
fluffAny light downy material
foamA lightweight material in cellular form
homogenatematerial that has been homogenized (especially tissue that has been ground and mixed)
humatematerial that is high in humic acids
impregnationmaterial with which something is impregnated
insulator, dielectric, nonconductorA material such as glass or porcelain with negligible electrical or thermal conductivity
mineralSolid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
packing material, packing, waddingAny material used especially to protect something
paperA material made of cellulose pulp derived mainly from wood or rags or certain grasses
particulate, particulate matterA small discrete mass of solid or liquid matter that remains individually dispersed in gas or liquid emissions (usually considered to be an atmospheric pollutant)
plant material, plant substancematerial derived from plants
precursorA substance from which another substance is formed (especially by a metabolic reaction)
radioactive materialmaterial that is radioactive
raw material, staplematerial suitable for manufacture or use or finishing
recyclingUsed or abandoned materials for use in creating new products
rindThe natural outer covering of food (usually removed before eating)
rock, stonematerial consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust
sealing materialAny substance used to seal joints or fill cracks / cracks in a porous surface
sorbateA material that has been or is capable of being taken up by another substance by either absorption or adsorption
sorbent, sorbent materialA material that sorbs another substance
thickening, thickenerAny material used to thicken / thicken
tonerA black or colored powder used in a printer to develop a xerographic image
transparent substance, translucent substanceA material having the property of admitting light diffusely
undercutThe material removed by a cut made underneath
vernix, vernix caseosaA white cheeselike protective material that covers the skin of a fetus
wadA small mass of soft material
waste, waste material, waste matter, waste productAny materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted
BroadersubstanceThe real physical matter of which a person or thing consists
Spanishcosa, cosas, material, materia
Catalanmaterial, matèria
English > stuff: 14 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningMiscellaneous unspecified objects.
Example"the trunk was full of stuff"
Narrowerdoodad, doohickey, doojigger, gimmick, gizmo, gismo, gubbins, thingamabob, thingumabob, thingmabob, thingamajig, thingumajig, thingmajig, thingummy, whatchamacallit, whatchamacallum, whatsis, widgetSomething unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known
etceteraAdditional unspecified odds and ends
sundriesMiscellaneous objects too numerous or too small to be specified
Broaderobject, physical objectA tangible and visible entity
Spanishchismes, cosa, cosas, trastos
Catalanandròmines, coses, trastos
English > stuff: 14 senses > noun 3, possession
Meaninginformal terms for personal possessions.
Broaderpersonal property, personal estate, personalty, private propertymovable property (as distinguished from real estate)
Spanishbártulos, trastos
English > stuff: 14 senses > noun 4, communication
MeaningSenseless talk.
Example"don't give me that stuff"
Synonymsstuff and nonsense, hooey, poppycock
Broadernonsense, bunk, nonsensicality, meaninglessness, hokumA message that seems to convey no meaning / meaning
Usage ofslang, cant, jargon, lingo, argot, patois, vernacularA characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
Spanishnecedades, puro cuento, rollo, tonterías
English > stuff: 14 senses > noun 5, attribute
Meaningunspecified qualities required to do or be something.
  • "the stuff of heros"
  • "you don't have the stuff to be a United States Marine"
BroaderqualityAn essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
English > stuff: 14 senses > noun 6, communication
MeaningInformation in some unspecified form / form.
  • "it was stuff I had heard before"
  • "there's good stuff in that book"
Broaderinformation, infoA message received and understood
English > stuff: 14 senses > noun 7, cognition
MeaningA critically important or characteristic component.
Example"suspense is the very stuff of narrative"
Broaderkernel, substance, core, center, centre, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-grittyThe choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
English > stuff: 14 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningCram into a cavity.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP; Somebody ----s something with something
ModelThey stuff the cart with boxes
Example"The child stuffed candy into his pockets"
Narrowerjam, jampack, ram, chock up, cram, wadcrowd or pack to capacity
overstuffStuff too much
pad, fill outLine or stuff with soft material
Broadercramput something somewhere so that the space is completely filled
English > stuff: 14 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningPress or force.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
ModelThey stuff the books into the box
Example"Stuff money into an envelope"
Synonymsthrust, shove, squeeze
Broaderpush, forceMove with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
Spanishembutir, llenar, meter
Catalanembotir, emplenar, encabir, entaforar, farcir, ficar, omplir
English > stuff: 14 senses > verb 3, contact
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"My nose is all stuffed"
Synonymslug, choke up, block
Broaderclog, choke off, clog up, back up, congest, choke, foulBecome or cause to become obstructed
Oppositeunstuff, loosen upCause to become unblocked
Spanisharrastrar, atascar, bloquear, obstruir, tapar
English > stuff: 14 senses > verb 4, consumption
Meaningovereat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example"She stuffed herself at the dinner"
Synonymsgorge, ingurgitate, overindulge, glut, englut, engorge, overgorge, overeat, gormandize, gormandise, gourmandize, binge, pig out, satiate, scarf out
BroadereatEat a meal
Spanishatracarse, devorar
Catalanafartar-se, atracar-se, devorar, empapussar-se, sobremenjar
English > stuff: 14 senses > verb 5, change
Meaningtreat with grease, fill, and prepare for mounting.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"stuff a bearskin"
Entailstantreat skins and hides with tannic acid so as to convert them into leather
Broaderimpregnate, saturateinfuse or fill completely
English > stuff: 14 senses > verb 6, change
MeaningFill tightly with a material.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP; Somebody ----s something with something
Example"stuff a pillow with feathers"
NarrowercorkStuff with cork
Broaderfill, fill up, make fullmake full, also in a metaphorical sense
Similar tofarce, stuffFill with a stuffing while cooking
Nounsstuffera craftsman who stuffs and mounts the skins of animals for display
English > stuff: 14 senses > verb 7, change
MeaningFill with a stuffing while cooking.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP; Somebody ----s something with something
Example"Have you stuffed the turkey yet?"
Categorycooking, cookery, preparationThe act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
Broaderfill, fill up, make fullmake full, also in a metaphorical sense
Similar tostuffFill tightly with a material
Spanishembutir, rellenar
Catalanembotir, farcir
Nounsstuffinga mixture / mixture of seasoned ingredients used to stuff meats and vegetables

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