Definitions for PUMPpʌmp

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word PUMP

Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. pump(noun)

    a mechanical device that moves fluid or gas by pressure or suction

  2. heart, pump, ticker(noun)

    the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body

    "he stood still, his heart thumping wildly"

  3. pump(verb)

    a low-cut shoe without fastenings

  4. pump(verb)

    operate like a pump; move up and down, like a handle or a pedal

    "pump the gas pedal"

  5. pump(verb)

    deliver forth

    "pump bullets into the dummy"

  6. pump(verb)

    draw or pour with a pump

  7. pump(verb)

    supply in great quantities

    "Pump money into a project"

  8. pump(verb)

    flow intermittently

  9. pump(verb)

    move up and down

    "The athlete pumps weights in the gym"

  10. pump(verb)

    raise (gases or fluids) with a pump

  11. pump(verb)

    question persistently

    "She pumped the witnesses for information"

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Pump(noun)

    a low shoe with a thin sole

  2. Pump(noun)

    an hydraulic machine, variously constructed, for raising or transferring fluids, consisting essentially of a moving piece or piston working in a hollow cylinder or other cavity, with valves properly placed for admitting or retaining the fluid as it is drawn or driven through them by the action of the piston

  3. Pump(verb)

    to raise with a pump, as water or other liquid

  4. Pump(verb)

    to draw water, or the like, from; to from water by means of a pump; as, they pumped the well dry; to pump a ship

  5. Pump(verb)

    figuratively, to draw out or obtain, as secrets or money, by persistent questioning or plying; to question or ply persistently in order to elicit something, as information, money, etc

  6. Pump(verb)

    to work, or raise water, a pump

  7. Origin: [Probably so called as being worn for pomp or ornament. See Pomp.]

FreebaseRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Pump

    A pump is a device that moves fluids, or sometimes slurries, by mechanical action. Pumps can be classified into three major groups according to the method they use to move the fluid: direct lift, displacement, and gravity pumps. Pumps operate by some mechanism, and consume energy to perform mechanical work by moving the fluid. Pumps operate via many energy sources, including manual operation, electricity, engines, or wind power.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'PUMP' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4711

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'PUMP' in Nouns Frequency: #2274

Translations for PUMP

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for PUMP »


Find a translation for the PUMP definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these PUMP definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"PUMP." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 1 Apr. 2015. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for PUMP? Don't keep it to yourself...

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for PUMP:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.