Dictionary > English Dictionary > Definition, synonym and antonym of stubble
Meaning of stubble by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • IPA: /ˈstʌb.əl/
    • Rhymes: -ʌbəl


    Middle English stuble, from Latin stupula ( “stalk, straw” ) .


    stubble ( usually uncountable; plural: stubbles )

    1. ( countable and uncountable ) short, coarse hair, especially on a man’s face .
    2. ( countable and uncountable ) the short stalks left in a field after crops have been harvested .


    Related terms

Explanation of stubble by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. short stiff hairs growing on a man's face when he has not shaved for a few days

    2. material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds

    Definition of stubble by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Stubble n. [OE. stobil, stoble, OF. estouble, estuble, F. étuele, LL. stupla, stupula, L. stipula stubble, stalk; cf. D. & G. stopped, OHG. stupfila. Cf. Stipule.] The stumps of wheat, rye, barley, oats, or buckwheat, left in the ground; the part of the stalk left by the scythe or sickle. “After the first crop is off, they plow in the wheast stubble.” Mortimer.

      Stubble goose ( Zool. ), the graylag goose. [Prov. Eng.] Chaucer. -- Stubble rake, a rake with long teeth for gleaning in stubble.