Stab in Scrabble Dictionary

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Is stab a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word stab is a Scrabble US word. The word stab is worth 6 points in Scrabble:

S1T1A1B3

Is stab a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word stab is a Scrabble UK word and has 6 points:

S1T1A1B3

Is stab a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word stab is a Words With Friends word. The word stab is worth 7 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

S1T1A1B4

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Valid words made from Stab

You can make 18 words from 'stab' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'stab'

BAST 6BATS 6
STAB 6TABS 6

3 letters words from 'stab'

ABS 5ATS 3
BAS 5BAT 5
SAB 5SAT 3
TAB 5TAS 3

2 letters words from 'stab'

AB 4AS 2
AT 2BA 4
ST 2TA 2

All 4 letters words made out of stab

stab tsab satb astb tasb atsb stba tsba sbta bsta tbsa btsa sabt asbt sbat bsat abst bast tabs atbs tbas btas abts bats

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word stab. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in stab.

Definitions and meaning of stab

stab

Pronunciation

  • enPR: stăb, IPA(key): /stæb/
  • Hyphenation: stab
  • Rhymes: -æb

Etymology 1

First attested in Scottish English (compare Scots stob, stobbe, stabb (a pointed stick or stake; a thrust with a pointed weapon)), from Middle English stabbe (a stab), probably a variant of Middle English stob, stub, stubbe (pointed stick, stake, thorn, stub, stump), from Old Norse stobbi, stubbi, cognate with Old English stybb. Cognate with Middle Dutch stobbe.

Supposed by some to derive from Scottish Gaelic stob (to prick, to prod, to push, to thrust); supposed by others to be from a Scots word.

Noun

stab (plural stabs)

  1. An act of stabbing or thrusting with an object.
  2. A wound made by stabbing.
  3. Pain inflicted on a person's feelings.
  4. (informal) An attempt.
    I'll give this thankless task a stab.
  5. Criticism.
  6. (music) A single staccato chord that adds dramatic impact to a composition.
    a horn stab
  7. A bacterial culture made by inoculating a solid medium, such as gelatin, with the puncture of a needle or wire.
Derived terms
Translations

Verb

stab (third-person singular simple present stabs, present participle stabbing, simple past and past participle stabbed)

  1. (transitive) To pierce or to wound (somebody) with a pointed tool or weapon, especially a knife or dagger.
  2. (transitive) To thrust in a stabbing motion.
  3. (intransitive) To recklessly hit with the tip of a pointed object, such as a weapon or finger (often used with at).
    • None shall dare / With shortened sword to stab in closer war.
  4. (intransitive) To cause a sharp, painful sensation (often used with at).
  5. (transitive, figuratively) To injure secretly or by malicious falsehood or slander.
  6. (transitive) To roughen a brick wall with a pick so as to hold plaster.
  7. (transitive) To pierce folded sheets, near their back edges, for the passage of thread or wire.
Derived terms
  • stabbee
  • stabber
Translations

References

  • stab in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • stab at OneLook Dictionary Search

Etymology 2

Clipping of stabilizer or stabiliser.

Noun

stab (plural stabs)

  1. (aviation, slang) The horizontal or vertical stabilizer of an aircraft.

Etymology 3

Adjective

stab (not comparable)

  1. (industrial relations) Clipping of established.
    • 1893, Proceedings of the Parliament of South Australia (page 313)
      Do you know whether any country offices pay their men by the thousand, or whether they are on stab wages? — I do not know. Some are paid stab wages, but I do not know whether there is much piece-work.
    • 1967, John Child, Industrial Relations in the British Printing Industry (page 113)
      The pressmen were granted a stab wage of 36s for a 60 hour week, and the extras for overtime and Sunday work []

Noun

stab (plural not attested)

  1. (industrial relations) Clipping of establishment.
    • 1892, The British Printer (volume 5, page 42)
      [] there were 286 overseers and 210 readers occupied in the 501 offices; 2,691 compositors were paid on the stab []

Anagrams

  • ABTs, ATBs, ATSB, BTAS, Bast, Bats, SATB, TBAs, TBSA, Tabs, bast, bats, tabs

Danish

Etymology

From German Stab.

Noun

stab c (singular definite staben, plural indefinite stabe)

  1. staff

Inflection


Lushootseed

Etymology

Proto-Salish *s-tam ("what?"; "something"), from *s- +‎ *tam (thing; what)

Determiner

stab

  1. what (interrogative pronoun)
  2. thing

Swedish

Etymology

From German Stab.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /stɑːb/

Noun

stab c

  1. a staff

Declension

References

Anagrams

  • bast

Source: wiktionary.org
  • (Sanskrit) in India, a title of great respect given to a man.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)