Stub vs Stumble - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between stub and stumble

is that stub is something blunted, stunted, or cut short, such as stubble or a stump while stumble is a fall, trip or substantial misstep.

As verbs the difference between stub and stumble

is that stub is to remove most of a tree, bush, or other rooted plant by cutting it close to the ground while stumble is to trip or fall; to walk clumsily.

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

    * * * * ---- ==Serbo-Croatian==

    Alternative forms

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    Noun

  • pillar
  • column (upright supporting beam)
  • Declension

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

    stumble

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A fall, trip or substantial misstep.
  • An error or blunder.
  • A clumsy walk.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-08, volume=407, issue=8839, page=52, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= The new masters and commanders , passage=From the ground, Colombo‚Äôs port does not look like much. Those entering it are greeted by wire fences, walls dating back to colonial times and security posts. For mariners leaving the port after lonely nights on the high seas, the delights of the B52 Night Club and Stallion Pub lie a stumble away.}}

    Synonyms

    * (a blunder) blooper, blunder, boo-boo, defect, error, fault, faux pas, fluff, gaffe, lapse, mistake, slip, thinko * See also

    Verb

    (stumbl)
  • To trip or fall; to walk clumsily.
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • He stumbled up the dark avenue.
  • *
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients, chapter=1 , passage=I stumbled along through the young pines and huckleberry bushes. Pretty soon I struck into a sort of path that, I cal'lated, might lead to the road I was hunting for.}}
  • To make a mistake or have trouble.
  • To cause to stumble or trip.
  • (figurative) To mislead; to confound; to cause to err or to fall.
  • * Milton
  • False and dazzling fires to stumble men.
  • * John Locke
  • One thing more stumbles me in the very foundation of this hypothesis.
  • To strike or happen (upon a person or thing) without design; to fall or light by chance; with on'', ''upon'', or ''against .
  • * Dryden
  • Ovid stumbled , by some inadvertency, upon Livia in a bath.
  • * C. Smart
  • Forth as she waddled in the brake, / A grey goose stumbled on a snake.

    Derived terms

    * * * *

    See also

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    Anagrams

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