Definitions for DUMPdʌmp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to drop or let fall in a mass; fling down or drop heavily or suddenly:

    Dump the topsoil here.

  2. to unload or empty out (a container), as by tilting or overturning.

  3. to empty out, as from a container.

  4. to be dismissed, fired, or released from a contract.

  5. transfer or rid oneself of suddenly and irresponsibly:

    Don't dump your troubles on me!

  6. end a romantic relationship with (someone) unexpectedly and without mutual consent.

  7. to put (goods or securities) on the market in large quantities and at a low price, esp. in an attempt to reduce losses. to sell (goods) into foreign markets below cost in an effort to destroy foreign competition.

    Category: Business

  8. to output (computer data), often in binary or hexadecimal form, esp. to diagnose a failure.

    Category: Computers

  9. (v.i.)to fall or drop down suddenly.

  10. to throw away or discard garbage, refuse, etc.

  11. to release contents:

    a sewage pipe that dumps in the ocean.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  12. dump on, to criticize harshly; abuse. to unload one's problems onto (another person).

    Category: Idiom, Informal

  13. (n.)an accumulation of discarded garbage, refuse, etc.

  14. Ref: Also called dumpsite , dumping-ground.

  15. a collection of ammunition, military stores, etc., deposited at some point, as near a battlefront, for distribution.

    Category: Military

  16. the act of dumping.

  17. Informal. a place, house, or town that is dilapidated, dirty, or disreputable.

    Category: Informal

  18. a copy of dumped computer data.

    Category: Computers

Origin of dump:

1250–1300; ME (in sense “to fall suddenly”) < ON dumpa strike, bump


Princeton's WordNet

  1. shit, dump(noun)

    a coarse term for defecation

    "he took a shit"

  2. dump, garbage dump, trash dump, rubbish dump, wasteyard, waste-yard, dumpsite(noun)

    a piece of land where waste materials are dumped

  3. dump(noun)

    (computer science) a copy of the contents of a computer storage device; sometimes used in debugging programs

  4. dump(verb)

    a place where supplies can be stored

    "an ammunition dump"

  5. dump(verb)

    throw away as refuse

    "No dumping in these woods!"

  6. dump, ditch(verb)

    sever all ties with, usually unceremoniously or irresponsibly

    "The company dumped him after many years of service"; "She dumped her boyfriend when she fell in love with a rich man"

  7. dump, underprice(verb)

    sell at artificially low prices

  8. dump(verb)

    drop (stuff) in a heap or mass

    "The truck dumped the garbage in the street"

  9. plunge, dump(verb)

    fall abruptly

    "It plunged to the bottom of the well"

  10. deck, coldcock, dump, knock down, floor(verb)

    knock down with force

    "He decked his opponent"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. dump(noun)ʌmp

    a place where waste from an area is taken

    to take garbage to the dump

  2. dumpʌmp

    an unpleasantly messy, dirty place

    Their old house was a dump.

  3. dumpʌmp

    feeling miserable

  4. dump(verb)ʌmp

    to discard sth carelessly

    Don't just dump your coats on the floor!

  5. dumpʌmp

    to throw sth away or get rid of sb

    tons of waste dumped illegally; He's been dumped from the band.

  6. dumpʌmp

    to end a romantic relationship unkindly

    Her boyfriend just dumped her.


  1. dump(Noun)

    A place where waste or garbage is left; a ground or place for dumping ashes, refuse, etc.

    A toxic waste dump.

  2. dump(Noun)

    A car or boat for dumping refuse, etc.

  3. dump(Noun)

    That which is dumped, especially in a chaotic way; a mess.

  4. dump(Noun)

    An act of dumping, or its result.

    The new XML dump is coming soon.

  5. dump(Noun)

    A storage place for supplies, especially military.

  6. dump(Noun)

    An unpleasant, dirty, disreputable, or unfashionable, boring or depressing looking place.

  7. dump(Noun)

    An act of defecation; a defecating.

    To take a dump.

  8. dump(Noun)

    A dull, gloomy state of the mind; sadness; melancholy; low spirits; despondency; ill humor (usually plural).

  9. dump(Noun)

    Absence of mind; revery.

  10. dump(Verb)

    To release, especially in large quantities and chaotic manner.

  11. dump(Verb)

    To discard; to get rid of something one does not want anymore.

  12. dump(Verb)

    To copy data from a system to another place or system, usually in order to archive it.

  13. dump(Verb)

    To end a relationship with.

  14. dump(Verb)

    To knock heavily; to stump.

  15. dump(Verb)

    To put or throw down with more or less of violence; hence, to unload from a cart by tilting it; as, to dump sand, coal, etc.

  16. dump(Verb)

    To precipitate (especially snow) heavily.

  17. dump(Noun)

    A pile of ore or rock.

  18. dump(Noun)

    A melancholy strain or tune in music; any tune.

  19. dump(Noun)

    An old kind of dance.

  20. dump(Noun)

    A small coin made by punching a hole in a larger coin.

  21. Origin: Akin to Old Norse dumpa ( > Danish dumpe)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dump(noun)

    a thick, ill-shapen piece; a clumsy leaden counter used by boys in playing chuck farthing

  2. Dump(verb)

    a dull, gloomy state of the mind; sadness; melancholy; low spirits; despondency; ill humor; -- now used only in the plural

  3. Dump(verb)

    absence of mind; revery

  4. Dump(verb)

    a melancholy strain or tune in music; any tune

  5. Dump(verb)

    an old kind of dance

  6. Dump(verb)

    to knock heavily; to stump

  7. Dump(verb)

    to put or throw down with more or less of violence; hence, to unload from a cart by tilting it; as, to dump sand, coal, etc

  8. Dump(noun)

    a car or boat for dumping refuse, etc

  9. Dump(noun)

    a ground or place for dumping ashes, refuse, etc

  10. Dump(noun)

    that which is dumped

  11. Dump(noun)

    a pile of ore or rock


  1. dump

    dump is a Unix program used to back up file systems. It operates on blocks, below filesystem abstractions such as files and directories. Dump can back up a file system to a tape or another disk. It is often used across a network by piping its output through bzip2 then SSH. A dump utility first appeared in Version 6 AT&T UNIX.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. dump

    1. An undigested and voluminous mass of information about a problem or the state of a system, especially one routed to the slowest available output device (compare core dump), and most especially one consisting of hex or octal runes describing the byte-by-byte state of memory, mass storage, or some file. In elder days, debugging was generally done by groveling over a dump (see grovel); increasing use of high-level languages and interactive debuggers has made such tedium uncommon, and the term dump now has a faintly archaic flavor. 2. A backup. This usage is typical only at large timesharing installations.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. dump

    A temporary storage area, usually in the open, for bombs, ammunition, equipment, or supplies.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DUMP' in Verbs Frequency: #830

Translations for DUMP

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to set (down) heavily

She dumped the heavy shopping-bag on the table.

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