- The thrust of a pointed weapon. - A wound with a sharp-pointed weapon; as, to fall by the stab
an assassin. - Fig.: An injury inflicted covertly or suddenly; as, a stab
given to character.
2. Stab [v. i.]
- To give a wound with a pointed weapon; to pierce; to
thrust with a pointed weapon. - To wound or pain, as if with a pointed weapon.
3. Stab [v. t.]
- To pierce with a pointed weapon; to wound or kill by the
thrust of a pointed instrument; as, to stab a man with a dagger; also,
to thrust; as, to stab a dagger into a person. - Fig.: To injure secretly or by malicious falsehood or
slander; as, to stab a person's reputation.