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Meaning of STAB

Pronunciation:  stab

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a thrusting blow with a knife
  2. [v]  poke or thrust abruptly; "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"
  3. [v]  stab or pierce
  4. [v]  use a knife on; "The victim was knifed to death"

STAB is a 4 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: dig, jab, knife, knife thrust, poke, prod, thrust
 See Also: bayonet, blow, goad, horn in, injure, intrude into, meddle with, poke into, poniard, prick, thrust, wound



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Stab\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stabbed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Stabbing}.] [Cf. OD. staven to fix, fasten, fr. stave,
    staff, a staff, rod; akin to G. stab a staff, stick, E.
    staff; also Gael. stob to stab, as n., a stake, a stub. Cf.
    1. To pierce with a pointed weapon; to wound or kill by the
       thrust of a pointed instrument; as, to stab a man with a
       dagger; also, to thrust; as, to stab a dagger into a
    2. Fig.: To injure secretly or by malicious falsehood or
       slander; as, to stab a person's reputation.
  2. \Stab\, v. i.
    1. To give a wound with a pointed weapon; to pierce; to
       thrust with a pointed weapon.
             None shall dare With shortened sword to stab in
             closer war.                           --Dryden.
    2. To wound or pain, as if with a pointed weapon.
             She speaks poniards, and every word stabs. --Shak.
    {To stab at}, to offer or threaten to stab; to thrust a
       pointed weapon at.
  3. \Stab\, n.
    1. The thrust of a pointed weapon.
    2. A wound with a sharp-pointed weapon; as, to fall by the
       stab an assassin. --Shak.
    3. Fig.: An injury inflicted covertly or suddenly; as, a stab
       given to character.
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Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you have been stabbed means your struggle with power. You may be experiencing feelings of inadequacy and defensiveness. Alternatively, you may be feeling betrayed as the popular phrase goes, "being stabbed in the back". Dreaming that you stab someone indicates your fear of betrayal and your untrusting nature. You may be too much on the defensive.