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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stuff, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stuffed p. pr. & vb. n. Stuffing.]
 1. To fill by crowding something into; to cram with something; to load to excess; as, to stuff a bedtick.
 Sometimes this crook drew hazel bought adown,
 And stuffed her apron wide with nuts so brown.   --Gay.
 Lest the gods, for sin,
 Should with a swelling dropsy stuff thy skin.   --Dryden.
 2. To thrust or crowd; to press; to pack.
    Put roses into a glass with a narrow mouth, stuffing them close together . . . and they retain smell and color.   --Bacon.
 3. To fill by being pressed or packed into.
 With inward arms the dire machine they load,
 And iron bowels stuff the dark abode.   --Dryden.
 4. Cookery To fill with a seasoning composition of bread, meat, condiments, etc.; as, to stuff a turkey.
 5. To obstruct, as any of the organs; to affect with some obstruction in the organs of sense or respiration.
    I'm stuffed, cousin; I can not smell.   --Shak.
 6. To fill the skin of, for the purpose of preserving as a specimen; -- said of birds or other animals.
 7. To form or fashion by packing with the necessary material.
    An Eastern king put a judge to death for an iniquitous sentence, and ordered his hide to be stuffed into a cushion, and placed upon the tribunal.   --Swift.
 8. To crowd with facts; to cram the mind of; sometimes, to crowd or fill with false or idle tales or fancies.
 9. To put fraudulent votes into (a ballot box). [U. S.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stuff·ing, n.
 1. That which is used for filling anything; as, the stuffing of a saddle or cushion.
 2. Cookery Any seasoning preparation used to stuff meat; especially, a composition of bread, condiments, spices, etc.; forcemeat; dressing.
 3. A mixture of oil and tallow used in softening and dressing leather.
 Stuffing box, a device for rendering a joint impervious where there is a hole through which a movable cylindrical body, as the paston rod of a steam engine, or the plunger of a pump, slides back and forth, or in which a shaft turns. It usually consists of a box or chamber, made by an enlargement of part of the hole, forming a space around the rod or shaft for containing packing which is compressed and made to fill the space closely by means of a sleeve, called the gland, which fits loosely around the rod, and is pressed upon the packing by bolts or other means.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a mixture of seasoned ingredients used to stuff meats and
           vegetables [syn: dressing]
      2: padding put in mattresses and cushions and upholstered