1. [ noun ] the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
Synonyms: material

"coal is a hard black material" "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"

Related terms: substance atom paper earth fiber builder mineral rock chemical waste filling floccule adhesive_material homogenate packing_material raw_material conductor radioactive_material discharge foam fluff lubricant abrasive bimetal coloring_material composite_material diamagnet sorbent vernix transparent_substance ammunition dust contaminant insulator HAZMAT plant_material thickening toner undercut elastomer detritus sealing_material animal_material particulate humate impregnation sorbate rind
2. [ noun ] miscellaneous unspecified artifacts
Synonyms: whatsis sundry sundries whatchamacallit

"the trunk was full of stuff"

Related terms: object artifact etcetera curio falderal knickknacks keepsake bangle charm bric-a-brac notion makeweight property trivia collectable dohickey extra je_ne_sais_quois hoodoo mess_of_pottage clutter trophy bagatelle
3. [ verb ] fill completely

"The child stuffed his pockets with candy"

Related terms: fill jam pad overstuff
4. [ verb ] press or force
Synonyms: thrust squeeze shove

"Stuff money into an envelope" "She thrust the letter into his hand"

Related terms: push shove
5. [ verb ] (food) eat until one is sated
Synonyms: fill cram jam fill_up

"He filled up on turkey"

Related terms: eat gorge
6. [ noun ] senseless talk
Synonyms: hooey poppycock stuff_and_nonsense

"don't give me that stuff"

Related terms: nonsense cant
7. [ noun ] informal terms for personal possessions
Synonyms: clobber

"did you take all your clobber?"

Related terms: personal_property
8. [ noun ] unspecified qualities required to do or be something

"the stuff of heros" "you don't have the stuff to be a United States Marine"

Related terms: quality
9. [ verb ] treat with grease, fill, and prepare for mounting

"stuff a bearskin"

Related terms: impregnate tan
10. [ verb ] (food) fill with a stuffing while cooking

"Have you stuffed the turkey yet?"

Related terms: fill cooking
11. [ verb ] (food) overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself
Synonyms: gorge glut overindulge overeat gormandize gormandise englut binge overgorge gourmandize engorge pig_out satiate scarf_out ingurgitate

"She stuffed herself at the dinner" "The kids binged on icecream"

Related terms: nibble eat fill_up overindulgence engorgement bust scoffer
12. [ noun ] information in some unspecified form

"it was stuff I had heard before" "there's good stuff in that book"

Related terms: information
13. [ verb ] fill tightly with a material

"stuff a pillow with feathers" "The old lady wants to have her dead poodle stuffed by the taxidermist"

Related terms: fill cork
14. [ verb ] obstruct, as of a passage
Synonyms: choke_up block lug

"My nose is all stuffed" "Her arteries are blocked"

Related terms: unstuff clog blockage
15. [ noun ] a critically important or characteristic component

"suspense is the very stuff of narrative"

Related terms: kernel
Similar spelling:   stuffy