Definitions for lumplʌmp
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a piece or mass of solid matter without regular shape or of no particular shape:
a lump of coal.
a protuberance or swelling:
a blow that raised a lump on his head.
an aggregation, collection, or mass; clump:
All the articles were piled in a great lump.
a small block of granulated sugar, for sweetening hot coffee, tea, etc.
majority; plurality; multitude:
The great lump of voters are still undecided.
lumps,Informal. harsh criticism, punishment, or defeat.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal
Informal. a heavy, clumsy, and usu. stupid person.
(adj.)in the form of a lump or lumps:
made up of a number of items taken together; not divided:
to pay a debt in a lump sum.
(v.t.)to unite into one aggregation, collection, or mass (often fol. by together):
We lumped the reds and blues together.
to deal with, consider, etc., in the lump or mass:
to lump unrelated matters indiscriminately.
to make into a lump or lumps.
to raise into or cover with lumps:
a plow lumping the moist earth.
(v.i.)to form a lump or lumps.
to move heavily and awkwardly.
Idioms for lump:
get or take one's lumps,to receive or endure hardship, punishment, criticism, etc.
Origin of lump:
1250–1300; ME lumpe, lomp(e); akin to early D lompe piece
Informal.to put up with; resign oneself to; accept and endure:
If you don't like it, you can lump it.
Origin of lump:
1785–95; Amer.; orig. uncert.
ball, clod, glob, lump, clump, chunk(noun)
a compact mass
"a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder"
swelling, puffiness, lump(noun)
an abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement
lout, clod, stumblebum, goon, oaf, lubber, lummox, lump, gawk(noun)
an awkward stupid person
a large piece of something without definite shape
"a hunk of bread"; "a lump of coal"
put together indiscriminately
"lump together all the applicants"
collocate, lump, chunk(verb)
group or chunk together in a certain order or place side by side
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a hard irregularly shaped piece
a lump of coal/ice/clay; too many lumps in the batter
a swollen or hard spot under the skin
a lump in her breast
the feeling in your throat when you might cry
I couldn't speak because of a huge lump in my throat.
to force two different ideas or things together
lawmakers who lump unpopular proposals with popular ones so that they will become law; You can't lump students of such different abilities together.
Something that protrudes, sticks out, or sticks together; a cluster or blob; a mound, hill, or group.
Stir the gravy until there are no more lumps.
A group, set, or unit.
The money arrived all at once as one big lump sum payment.
A small, shaped mass of sugar, typically about a teaspoonful.
Do you want one lump or two with your coffee?
A dull or lazy person.
Don't just sit there like a lump.
A beating or verbal abuse.
He's taken his lumps over the years.
To treat as a single unit; to group together.
People tend to lump turtles and tortoises together, when in fact they are different creatures.
Origin: lumpe. Confer Lumpen and Lump
a small mass of matter of irregular shape; an irregular or shapeless mass; as, a lump of coal; a lump of iron ore
a mass or aggregation of things
a projection beneath the breech end of a gun barrel
to throw into a mass; to unite in a body or sum without distinction of particulars
to take in the gross; to speak of collectively
to get along with as one can, although displeased; as, if he does n't like it, he can lump it
Translations for lump
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a small solid mass of no particular shape
The custard was full of lumps and no-one would eat it.
- stuk, klontAfrikaans
- كُتلَه، حَثْرَهArabic
- caroçoPortuguese (BR)
- der KlumpenGerman
- εξόγκωμα, σβόλοςGreek
- gruda, grumenCroatian
- (일정한 형태가 없는) 덩어리Korean
- gabalas, gumulas, gurvolisLithuanian
- ،خاكريزه ها تودهPersian
- ټوټى او خاشىPashto
- hrud(k)a, kusSlovak
- parça, topakTurkish
- 小硬塊Chinese (Trad.)
- брила, грудкаUkrainian
- گومڑا، ڈھیریUrdu
- tảng; miếngVietnamese
- 块Chinese (Simp.)
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