Stub vs Sting - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between stub and sting

is that stub is something blunted, stunted, or cut short, such as stubble or a stump while sting is a bump left on the skin after having been stung.

As verbs the difference between stub and sting

is that stub is to remove most of a tree, bush, or other rooted plant by cutting it close to the ground while sting is to hurt, usually by introducing poison or a sharp point, or both.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

stub

English

(wikipedia stub)

Noun

(en noun)
  • Something blunted, stunted, or cut short, such as stubble or a stump.
  • * Dryden
  • And prickly stubs instead of trees are found.
  • A piece of certain paper items, designed to be torn off and kept for record or identification purposes.
  • check stub'', ''ticket stub'', ''payment stub
  • (computing) A placeholder procedure that has the signature of the planned procedure but does not yet implement the intended behavior. ( [http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN185233570X&id=t4ZkqmbLHMMC&pg=PA53&lpg=PA53&dq=stub+procedure+-remote&sig=SZtMm8JhyE9HUVlKbp-U_TG2-hY], [http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN0763707929&id=X_VlpfGoQRgC&pg=PA352&lpg=PA352&dq=stub+procedure+-remote&sig=oppYeiiRBcoPAkpkxZcbpcyaXIA).
  • * 1996 , Chip Weems, Nell Dale, Pascal :
  • Even though the stub is a dummy, it allows us to determine whether the procedure is called at the right time by the program or calling procedure.
  • (computing) A procedure that translates requests from external systems into a format suitable for processing and then submits those requests for processing. ( [http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN3540419454&id=mH4MFwHDRB4C&pg=PA716&lpg=PA716&dq=stub+procedure&sig=r3IGw__iPlskg9HCllA6I4lqX-M], [http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN0849312728&id=Gc886KgsdcsC&pg=PA7&lpg=PA7&dq=stub+procedure&sig=x-txczr_KTmgepfZBsxPHy7Vncw)
  • * 2002 , Judith M Myerson, The Complete Book of Middleware :
  • After this, the server stub calls the actual procedure on the server.
  • (wikis) A page providing only minimal information and intended for later development.
  • The remaining part of the docked tail of a dog
  • An unequal first or last interest calculation period, as a part of a financial swap contract
  • (obsolete) A log; a block; a blockhead.
  • (Milton)
  • A pen with a short, blunt nib.
  • A stub nail; an old horseshoe nail; also, stub iron.
  • Hyponyms

    * stubble * stump

    Antonyms

    * (computer) skeleton (4)

    Derived terms

    * pencil stub * pay stub

    Verb

    (stubb)
  • To remove most of a tree, bush, or other rooted plant by cutting it close to the ground.
  • To remove a plant by pulling it out by the roots.
  • To jam, hit, or bump, especially a toe.
  • I stubbed my toe trying to find the light switch in the dark.

    Derived terms

    * unstubbed

    References

    Anagrams

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    Alternative forms

    *

    Noun

  • pillar
  • column (upright supporting beam)
  • Declension

    {{sh-decl-noun , stub, stubovi , stuba, stubova , stubu, stubovima , stub, stubove , stube, stubovi , stubu, stubovima , stubom, stubovima }}

    sting

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A bump left on the skin after having been stung.
  • A bite by an insect.
  • A pointed portion of an insect or arachnid used for attack.
  • A sharp, localised pain primarily on the epidermis
  • (botany) A sharp-pointed hollow hair seated on a gland which secretes an acrid fluid, as in nettles.
  • The thrust of a sting into the flesh; the act of stinging; a wound inflicted by stinging.
  • * Shakespeare
  • the lurking serpent's mortal sting
  • (law enforcement) A police operation in which the police pretend to be criminals in order to catch a criminal.
  • A short percussive phrase played by a drummer to accent the punchline in a comedy show.
  • A brief sequence of music used in films, TV as a form of punctuation in a dramatic or comedic scene. In certain videogames stings are used to predict immediate future actions or to illustrate a current tension or mood.
  • A support for a wind tunnel model which extends parallel to the air flow.
  • *
  • (figurative) The harmful or painful part of something.
  • * Bible, 1 Corinthians xv. 56
  • The sting of death is sin.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=January 19 , author=Jonathan Stevenson , title=Leeds 1 - 3 Arsenal , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=Just as it appeared Arsenal had taken the sting out of the tie, Johnson produced a moment of outrageous quality, thundering a bullet of a left foot shot out of the blue and into the top left-hand corner of Wojciech Szczesny's net with the Pole grasping at thin air. }}
  • A goad; incitement.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • The point of an epigram or other sarcastic saying.
  • Synonyms
    * (pointed portion of an insect) stinger

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) stingen, from (etyl) . Compare Swedish and Icelandic stinga.

    Verb

  • To hurt, usually by introducing poison or a sharp point, or both.
  • Right so came out an adder of a little heathbush, and it stung a knight in the foot.
    Still, it stung when a slightly older acquaintance asked me why I couldn't do any better.
  • (of an insect) To bite.
  • (sometimes figurative) To hurt, to be in pain.
  • My hand stings after knocking on the door so long.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=January 11 , author=Jonathan Stevenson , title=West Ham 2 - 1 Birmingham , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=But Birmingham were clearly stung by some harsh words from manager Alex McLeish at the break and within 15 minutes of the restart the game had an entirely different complexion.}}
  • (figurative) To cause harm or pain to.
  • I thought I could park in front of the hotel, but they stung me for five pounds!
    Derived terms
    * sting like a bee * stingy

    Anagrams

    * English irregular verbs ----