American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To ignore or behave coldly toward; slight.
- v. To dismiss, turn down, or frustrate the expectations of.
- v. Nautical To check the movement of (a rope or cable running out) by turning it quickly about a post or cleat.
- v. Nautical To secure (a vessel, for example) in this manner.
- v. To stub out (a cigarette, for example).
- n. A deliberate slight or affront.
- n. Nautical A sudden checking, as of a rope or cable running out.
- adj. Unusually short: a snub nose.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cut off short; nip; check in growth; stunt.
- To make snub, as the nose.
- To check or stop suddenly; check the headway of, as a vessel by means of a rope in order to turn her into a narrow berth, or an unbroken horse in order to break him to the halter: commonly with up; also, to fasten, or tie up, as to a snub or snubbing-post.
- To disconcert; check; rebuke with a severe or sarcastic reply or remark; slight designedly; treat with deliberate neglect.
- To affect or compel in a specific way by snubbing: as, to snub one into silence.
- n. A protuberance or knot in wood.
- n. A nose turned up at the tip and somewhat flat and broad; a pug-nose.
- n. A check; a rebuff; a rebuke; an intentional slight.
- n. The sudden checking of a rope or cable running out.
- n. A stake, set in the bank of a river or canal, around which a rope may be cast to check the motion of a boat or raft.
- Somewhat broad and flat, with the tip turned up: said of the nose.
- n. See snob.
- adj. conspicuously short
- adj. mathematics, of a polyhedron Derived from a simpler polyhedron by the addition of extra triangular faces
- n. A deliberate affront or slight.
- n. A sudden checking of a cable or rope.
- n. obsolete A knot; a protuberance; a snag.
- v. transitive To slight, ignore or behave coldly toward someone.
- v. transitive To turn down; to dismiss.
- v. transitive To stub out (a cigarette etc).
- v. transitive To halt the movement of a rope etc by turning it about a cleat or bollard etc; to secure a vessel in this manner.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. obsolete To sob with convulsions.
- v. To clip or break off the end of; to check or stunt the growth of; to nop.
- v. To check, stop, or rebuke, with a tart, sarcastic reply or remark; to reprimand; to check.
- v. To treat with contempt or neglect, as a forward or pretentious person; to slight designedly.
- n. obsolete A knot; a protuberance; a song.
- n. A check or rebuke; an intended slight.
- n. an instance of driving away or warding off
- adj. unusually short
- v. refuse to acknowledge
- v. reject outright and bluntly
- n. a refusal to recognize someone you know
- Middle English snubben, to rebuke; akin to Old Norse snubba. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“That's what I call a snub," said Graham's friend, the dark-complexioned young man, who was within hearing.”
“Perhaps biggest snub is Nolan not getting the nom after completely changing the face of comic book movies.”
“After a so-so first few months, he has caught fire since the beginning of December, using his snub from the Slovak world junior team (for whom he performed admirably last year) as motivation.”
“This is the second snub from the upcoming Oscars ceremony for Cohen.”
“As this was a poignant reminder of the events that turned the outcome of the Second World War, many will have been disappointed by the snub from the French Government to Her Majesty the Queen, who herself served in the forces during the war.”
“Pujols, initially upset over the snub, is now diplomatic in his comments, but he thinks team performance should be the top factor considered.”
“My choice for the biggest snub is Lou Gehrig in 1934, when he got the triple crown, led the league in slugging, on-base percentage, games played (of course), total bases (409 of them), had 40 doubles and 109 walks, and finished fifth in the voting, losing to Mickey Cochrane who played 129 games, hit 2 home runs and had 180 total bases.”
“Eleanor even went so far as to provoke a severe snub from the cook, by offering suggestions as to the food to be prepared for the travelers.”
“I'm sorry, how does the word snub even come into play here?”
“Charles Woodson for the Heisman over Peyton Manning, and in 2005, then Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville, a year removed from his undefeated team's BCS title snub, bemoaned "ESPN has gotten so much power lately, it's kinda scary.”
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