stuff

stuff
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. cram, pack, jam, fill; pad, wad; plug, block; gormandize, gorge, overeat. See gluttony, expansion. —n. fabric, cloth, material; nonsense; substance; rubbish.
- the stuff
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Material]
Syn. elemental part, principle, essence; see material 2 .
2. [Cloth]
Syn. tissue, web, textile; see cloth .
v.
Syn. ram, pad, wad, shove; see fill 1 , pack 2 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
1. material raw material, substance, things, contents, *nuts and bolts, elements, makings, debris, *crap, cloth, fabric.
2. belongings effects, things, possessions, *junk, gear, paraphernalia, goods, trappings, objects.
3. essence substance, character, *the right stuff, heart, core.
4. foolishness rot, idiocy. see nonsense
II
v.
1. load pack, cram, ram, jam-pack, fill, squeeze, wedge, crowd, press.
2. gorge gluttonize, glut, gormandize, *pig out, surfeit, sate, *stuff to the gills.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. That from which things are or can be made: material, matter, substance. Idiom: grist for one's mill. See MATTER. 2. The most central and material part: core, essence, gist, heart, kernel, marrow, meat, nub, pith, quintessence, root1, soul, spirit, substance. Law: gravamen. See BE. 3. Informal. One's portable property: belonging (often used in plural), effect (used in plural), good (used in plural), lares and penates, personal effects, personal property, possession (used in plural), property, thing (often used in plural). Law: chattel, movable (often used in plural). See OWNED. 4. The basic substance or essential elements of character that qualify a person for a specified role: material, timber. See BE. II verb To fill to excess by compressing or squeezing tightly: cram, crowd, jam, load, mob, pack. Informal: jam-pack. See FULL, TIGHTEN.

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