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stuff

noun

1 stuff

The tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object:
— Wheat is the stuff they use to make bread.

synonym: material.

Roget 643: unimportance, insignificance, nothingness, immateriality.    triviality, levity, frivolity; paltriness etc. adj.; poverty; smallness etc. 32; ... show more

Roget 3: substantiality, hypostasis; person, being, thing, object, article, item; something, a being, an existence; creature, body, substance, ... show more

Roget 957: gluttony; greed, avarice; greediness etc. adj.; voracity.    epicurism; good living, high living; edacity, gulosity, crapulence; guttling, ... show more

Roget 316: materiality, materialness; corporeity, corporality; substantiality, substantialness, flesh and blood, plenum; physical condition.    matter, body, substance, brute matter, ... show more

Roget 329: structure (form) 240, organization, anatomy, frame, mold, fabric, construction; framework, carcass, architecture; stratification, ... show more

Roget 635: material, raw material, stuff, stock, staple; adobe, brown stone; chinking; clapboard; daubing; puncheon; shake; shingle, ... show more

Dutch: stof, waar, goedje, spul, materiaal
Polish: materiał, tworzywo



2 stuff

Miscellaneous unspecified objects.

Dutch: bul, bullen, spul, spullen, spulletjes
Polish: rozmaitości, różności

3 stuff

Informal terms for personal possessions.

synonym: clobber.

Polish: bambetle, klamoty, manele, manatki

4 stuff

Senseless talk:
— Don't give me that stuff.

synonyms: hooey, poppycock, stuff and nonsense.

Roget 497: absurdity, absurdness etc. adj.; imbecility etc. 499; alogy, nonsense, utter nonsense; paradox, inconsistency; stultiloquy, ... show more

Roget 517: meaninglessness, unmeaningness etc. adj.; scrabble.    empty sound, dead letter, vox et praeterea nihil [Lat.]; a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing;" sounding brass and a tinkling cymbal.   " nonsense, utter nonsense, gibberish; ... show more

Dutch: apekool, beuzelarij, bullshit, dwaasheid, flauwe kul, flauwekul, gebeuzel, gekakel, gekkenpraat, geklets ... show more

5 stuff

Unspecified qualities required to do or be something.

6 stuff

Information in some unspecified form.

7 stuff

A critically important or characteristic component.

verb

1 stuff

Cram into a cavity.

Roget 224: line, stuff, incrust, wad, pad, fill.   

Roget 194: become larger etc. (large) etc. 192; expand, widen, enlarge, extend, grow, increase, incrassate, swell, gather; ... show more

Roget 545: deceive, take in; defraud, cheat, jockey, do, cozen, diddle, nab, chouse, play one false, bilk, cully, jilt, ... show more

Dutch: volproppen

2 stuff

Press or force:
— Stuff money into an envelope.

synonyms: shove, squeeze, thrust.

Dutch: induwen, inschuiven

3 stuff

Obstruct:
— My nose is all stuffed.

synonyms: block, choke up, lug.

4 stuff

Overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself:
— She stuffed herself at the dinner.

synonyms: binge, englut, engorge, glut, gorge, gormandise, gormandize, gourmandize, ingurgitate, overeat ... show more.

Dutch: brassen, overeten, schransen, schrokken, te veel eten, toegeeflijk

5 stuff

Treat with grease, fill, and prepare for mounting.

Dutch: opzetten, prepareren

6 stuff

Fill tightly with a material.

7 stuff

Fill with a stuffing while cooking:
— Have you stuffed the turkey yet?.

synonym: farce.


Moby thesaurus: abilities, accessories, accomplishments, addictive drug, air, aliment, allay, anhydrate, atom, atomic particles, atoms, attitude, attributes, axiom, baggage, balderdash, baloney, bar, batten, being ... show more.

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