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Definition of the noun stumble

What does stumble mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: stumbles

  1. an unsteady uneven gait
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of stumble: lurch / stagger
    • more generic word: gait = a person's manner of walking
  2. an unintentional but embarrassing blunder

Alternative definition of the noun stumble

noun

  1. a fall, trip or substantial misstep
  2. an error or blunder

Definition of the verb stumble

What does stumble mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: stumbled | stumbling | stumbles

  1. walk unsteadily
  2. miss a step and fall or nearly fall
    • examples: She stumbled over the tree root | Sam and Sue stumble
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonym of stumble: trip
    • more generic word: move = move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
    • more specific word: founder = stumble and nearly fall
    • entailment: walk = use one's feet to advance
  3. encounter by chance
    • example: I stumbled across a long-lost cousin last night in a restaurant
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonym of stumble: hit
    • more generic terms: come by / come into = obtain, especially accidentally
  4. make an error
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonyms of stumble: slip up / trip up
    • more generic words: err / mistake / slip = to make a mistake or be incorrect

Alternative definition of the verb stumble

verb

  1. [intransitive] to trip or fall
  2. [intransitive] to make a mistake or have trouble

Film

"Stumble" is Prakash Belawadi's debut film. It won the Indian National Film Award for Best Feature Film in English in 2003. It depicts the new economy, the dot-com bust, stock market scams, mutual funds, and voluntary retirement.

Music

  1. "Stumble" is a musical EP of Ditched by Kate.
    • released on
  2. "Stumble" is a musical album of Ida Kristin.

Business

Stumble is a record label.

Miscellanea

Stumble is the second album by the AALY Trio + Ken Vandermark, which was recorded live at Chicago's Unity Temple in 1998 and released on Wobbly Rail, a short-lived imprint started by Merge Records/Superchunk principal Mac McCaughan. AALY Trio is a Swedish free jazz band lead by saxophonist Mats Gustafsson. Originally just a guest, Vandermark became a full member of the group.

Phrases with Stumble

  1. Stumble on
  2. stumble upon
  3. Stumble Across
  4. Stumble Against
  5. To Stumble Upon

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Stumble

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Google previewThe Aesthetics of Education (2012)

Theatre, Curiosity, and Politics in the Work of Jacques Ranciere and Paulo Freire by Tyson E. Lewis

Rather than a fall, the stumble is a recuperation through a slight movement to the side, an adjustment of the gestures of the body to...

The secret ability of the body to recalibrate itself after an interruption/stumble is the first sign of intelligence.

Google previewFocalóir Gaoidhilge-sax-bhéarla Or an Irish-English Dictionary. ... (1768)

by John O'Brien

TuiSLEADH , & TUISL1GHE , a stumbling, ceap tuijlighe , a stumbling block, hence larrathuijle , a head long stumble; ...

Google previewContested Etymologies in the Dictionary of the Rev. W. W. Skeat (1882)

by Hensleigh Wedgwood

The word is explained by Florio, " to meet with, to light, to fall, to hit, to trip, or stumble upon by chance." The radical sense is to stumble or strike against ; hence to come suddenly upon, to fall into danger or into a snare, to fall in with a person.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

* Tp " STUMBLE, v. n. [This word Junius derives from stump, and fays the original meaning ...

Google previewA New Malagasy-English Dictionary (1885)

by James Richardson

A slip, a stumble. See BoLASITBA.

Google previewIrish-English Dictionary (1832)

by John O'Brien

f- le, a headlong stumble ; also a faltering in any affair; ...

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Usage statistics about stumble

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun stumble:

lurchstaggertrip

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb stumble:

faltertripstumblehit

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Quotes about Stumble

Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but usually manages to pick himself up, walk over or around it, and carry on. (Winston Churchill)
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Scrabble value of S1T1U1M3B3L1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of STUMBLE

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  • TUMBLES

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