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NOUN (7)

1. the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object;
- Example: "coal is a hard black material"
- Example: "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"
[syn: material, stuff]

2. miscellaneous unspecified objects;
- Example: "the trunk was full of stuff"

3. informal terms for personal possessions;
- Example: "did you take all your clobber?"
[syn: stuff, clobber]

4. senseless talk;
- Example: "don't give me that stuff"
[syn: stuff, stuff and nonsense, hooey, poppycock]

5. unspecified qualities required to do or be something;
- Example: "the stuff of heros"
- Example: "you don't have the stuff to be a United States Marine"

6. information in some unspecified form;
- Example: "it was stuff I had heard before"
- Example: "there's good stuff in that book"

7. a critically important or characteristic component;
- Example: "suspense is the very stuff of narrative"


VERB (7)

1. cram into a cavity;
- Example: "The child stuffed candy into his pockets"

2. press or force;
- Example: "Stuff money into an envelope"
- Example: "She thrust the letter into his hand"
[syn: thrust, stuff, shove, squeeze]

3. obstruct;
- Example: "My nose is all stuffed"
- Example: "Her arteries are blocked"
[syn: stuff, lug, choke up, block]

4. overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself;
- Example: "She stuffed herself at the dinner"
- Example: "The kids binged on ice cream"
[syn: gorge, ingurgitate, overindulge, glut, englut, stuff, engorge, overgorge, overeat, gormandize, gormandise, gourmandize, binge, pig out, satiate, scarf out]

5. treat with grease, fill, and prepare for mounting;
- Example: "stuff a bearskin"

6. fill tightly with a material;
- Example: "stuff a pillow with feathers"

7. fill with a stuffing while cooking;
- Example: "Have you stuffed the turkey yet?"
[syn: farce, stuff]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Stuff \Stuff\, n. [OF. estoffe, F. ['e]toffe; of uncertain origin, perhaps of Teutonic origin and akin to E. stop, v.t. Cf. Stuff, v. t.] 1. Material which is to be worked up in any process of manufacture. [1913 Webster] For the stuff they had was sufficient for all the work to make it, and too much. --Ex. xxxvi. 7. [1913 Webster] Ambitions should be made of sterner stuff. --Shak. [1913 Webster] The workman on his stuff his skill doth show, And yet the stuff gives not the man his skill. --Sir J. Davies. [1913 Webster] 2. The fundamental material of which anything is made up; elemental part; essence. [1913 Webster] Yet do I hold it very stuff o' the conscience To do no contrived murder. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Woven material not made into garments; fabric of any kind; specifically, any one of various fabrics of wool or worsted; sometimes, worsted fiber. [1913 Webster] What stuff wilt have a kirtle of? --Shak. [1913 Webster] It [the arras] was of stuff and silk mixed, though, superior kinds were of silk exclusively. --F. G. Lee. [1913 Webster] 4. Furniture; goods; domestic vessels or utensils. [1913 Webster] He took away locks, and gave away the king's stuff. --Hayward. [1913 Webster] 5. A medicine or mixture; a potion. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 6. Refuse or worthless matter; hence, also, foolish or irrational language; nonsense; trash. [1913 Webster] Anger would indite Such woeful stuff as I or Shadwell write. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 7. (Naut.) A melted mass of turpentine, tallow, etc., with which the masts, sides, and bottom of a ship are smeared for lubrication. --Ham. Nav. Encyc. [1913 Webster] 8. Paper stock ground ready for use. [1913 Webster] Note: When partly ground, called half stuff. --Knight. [1913 Webster] Clear stuff. See under Clear. Small stuff (Naut.), all kinds of small cordage. --Ham. Nav. Encyc. Stuff gown, the distinctive garb of a junior barrister; hence, a junior barrister himself. See Silk gown, under Silk. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Stuff \Stuff\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stuffed; p. pr. & vb. n. Stuffing.] [OE. stoffen; cf. OF. estoffer, F. ['e]toffer, to put stuff in, to stuff, to line, also, OF. estouffer to stifle, F. ['e]touffer; both perhaps of Teutonic origin, and akin to E. stop. Cf. Stop, v. t., Stuff, n.] 1. To fill by crowding something into; to cram with something; to load to excess; as, to stuff a bedtick. [1913 Webster] Sometimes this crook drew hazel bought adown, And stuffed her apron wide with nuts so brown. --Gay. [1913 Webster] Lest the gods, for sin, Should with a swelling dropsy stuff thy skin. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To thrust or crowd; to press; to pack. [1913 Webster] Put roses into a glass with a narrow mouth, stuffing them close together . . . and they retain smell and color. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 3. To fill by being pressed or packed into. [1913 Webster] With inward arms the dire machine they load, And iron bowels stuff the dark abode. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 4. (Cookery) To fill with a seasoning composition of bread, meat, condiments, etc.; as, to stuff a turkey. [1913 Webster] 5. To obstruct, as any of the organs; to affect with some obstruction in the organs of sense or respiration. [1913 Webster] I'm stuffed, cousin; I can not smell. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 6. To fill the skin of, for the purpose of preserving as a specimen; -- said of birds or other animals. [1913 Webster] 7. To form or fashion by packing with the necessary material. [1913 Webster] An Eastern king put a judge to death for an iniquitous sentence, and ordered his hide to be stuffed into a cushion, and placed upon the tribunal. --Swift. [1913 Webster] 8. To crowd with facts; to cram the mind of; sometimes, to crowd or fill with false or idle tales or fancies. [1913 Webster] 9. To put fraudulent votes into (a ballot box). [U. S.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Stuff \Stuff\, v. i. To feed gluttonously; to cram. [1913 Webster] Taught harmless man to cram and stuff. --Swift. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

stuff n 1: the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread" [syn: material, stuff] 2: miscellaneous unspecified objects; "the trunk was full of stuff" 3: informal terms for personal possessions; "did you take all your clobber?" [syn: stuff, clobber] 4: senseless talk; "don't give me that stuff" [syn: stuff, stuff and nonsense, hooey, poppycock] 5: unspecified qualities required to do or be something; "the stuff of heros"; "you don't have the stuff to be a United States Marine" 6: information in some unspecified form; "it was stuff I had heard before"; "there's good stuff in that book" 7: a critically important or characteristic component; "suspense is the very stuff of narrative" v 1: cram into a cavity; "The child stuffed candy into his pockets" 2: press or force; "Stuff money into an envelope"; "She thrust the letter into his hand" [syn: thrust, stuff, shove, squeeze] 3: obstruct; "My nose is all stuffed"; "Her arteries are blocked" [syn: stuff, lug, choke up, block] [ant: loosen up, unstuff] 4: overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself; "She stuffed herself at the dinner"; "The kids binged on ice cream" [syn: gorge, ingurgitate, overindulge, glut, englut, stuff, engorge, overgorge, overeat, gormandize, gormandise, gourmandize, binge, pig out, satiate, scarf out] 5: treat with grease, fill, and prepare for mounting; "stuff a bearskin" 6: fill tightly with a material; "stuff a pillow with feathers" 7: fill with a stuffing while cooking; "Have you stuffed the turkey yet?" [syn: farce, stuff]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

360 Moby Thesaurus words for "stuff": abilities, accessories, accomplishments, addictive drug, air, aliment, allay, anhydrate, atom, atomic particles, atoms, attitude, attributes, axiom, baggage, balderdash, baloney, bar, batten, being, belongings, bind, blast-freeze, block, block up, blockade, bolt, bolt down, bosh, bottom, breast-feed, brim, brine, brute matter, building block, bull, bullshit, bung, bunk, bunkum, candy, capabilities, caulk, ceil, center, charge, chattels, chemical element, chink, chock, choke, choke off, choke up, claptrap, clobber, clog, clog up, cloth, cloy, component, compress, congest, constipate, constituent, core, cork, corn, cover, cram, cram in, crap, creations, crowd, crowd in, cure, dam, dam up, dangerous drug, dehydrate, desiccate, devour, distillate, distillation, dope, dough, drapery, drench, drive in, drug, dry, dry-cure, dry-nurse, dry-salt, earth, effects, element, elementary particle, elementary unit, elixir, embalm, engorge, entity, equipment, essence, essential, essentiality, essentials, etoffe, evaporate, fabric, face, fatten, fatten up, feather, felt, fiddle-faddle, fill, fill to overflowing, fill up, fire, flapdoodle, flower, focus, force, force in, force-feed, foster, foul, freeze, freeze-dry, freight, fume, fundamental, fundamental particle, fundamentals, fur, furniture, garbage, gear, gist, glut, gluttonize, gobble, goods, gorge, gormandize, gravamen, grit, gulp, gulp down, guttle, guzzle, hard drug, hard stuff, heart, hogwash, hot air, humbug, hyle, hypostasis, impact, impedimenta, individual, ingredients, inlay, inner essence, interline, irradiate, jade, jam, jam in, jam-pack, jerk, junk, kernel, kipper, kit, knock in, lace, lactate, lade, line, live to eat, load, lumber, makings, malarkey, marinade, marinate, marrow, material, material resources, material world, materiality, materials, materiel, matter, meat, medium, molecule, monad, mummify, napery, natural world, nature, nonsense, nourish, nub, nucleus, nurse, nurture, nutrify, nuts and bolts, object, obstipate, obstruct, overburden, overcharge, overdose, overeat, overfeed, overfill, overgorge, overindulge, overlade, overload, oversaturate, overstuff, overweight, pack, pack in, pad, pall, pang, paraphernalia, pelf, personal, physical world, pickle, piffle, pith, plenum, plug, plug up, plunder, plunge in, poke in, poppycock, possessions, postulate, pound in, preservatize, press, press in, principle, property, push in, quick-freeze, quid, quiddity, quintessence, quintessential, rag, ram, ram in, raven, raw material, refrigerate, rhino, rocks, rot, rubbish, run in, salt, sap, sate, satiate, satisfy, saturate, scratch, season, shekels, shit, shove, silk, slake, smash, smoke, smoke-cure, soak, soul, spile, spirit, squash, squeeze, squeeze in, stanch, staple, stay, stench, stock, stop, stop up, stopper, stopple, store, stuff and nonsense, stuff in, stuff up, stumpy, substance, substances, substratum, suckle, sugar, sum and substance, supercharge, supersaturate, supply, surcharge, surfeit, swill, tackle, talents, tamp, tamp in, tangible, textile, textile fabric, texture, the four elements, the nitty-gritty, things, thrust, thrust in, tissu, tissue, top off, trappings, traps, trash, tricks, tripe, twaddle, unit of being, virtuality, wad, wainscot, water, weave, web, wedge in, weft, weight, wet-nurse, wolf, wolf down, woof, wool, works