Definitions for lumplʌmp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a piece or mass of solid matter without regular shape or of no particular shape:

    a lump of coal.

  2. a protuberance or swelling:

    a blow that raised a lump on his head.

    Category: Pathology

  3. an aggregation, collection, or mass; clump:

    All the articles were piled in a great lump.

  4. a small block of granulated sugar, for sweetening hot coffee, tea, etc.

  5. majority; plurality; multitude:

    The great lump of voters are still undecided.

  6. lumps,Informal. harsh criticism, punishment, or defeat.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

  7. Informal. a heavy, clumsy, and usu. stupid person.

    Category: Informal

  8. (adj.)in the form of a lump or lumps:

    lump sugar.

  9. made up of a number of items taken together; not divided:

    to pay a debt in a lump sum.

  10. (v.t.)to unite into one aggregation, collection, or mass (often fol. by together):

    We lumped the reds and blues together.

  11. to deal with, consider, etc., in the lump or mass:

    to lump unrelated matters indiscriminately.

  12. to make into a lump or lumps.

  13. to raise into or cover with lumps:

    a plow lumping the moist earth.

  14. (v.i.)to form a lump or lumps.

  15. to move heavily and awkwardly.

Idioms for lump:

  1. get or take one's lumps,to receive or endure hardship, punishment, criticism, etc.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of lump:

1250–1300; ME lumpe, lomp(e); akin to early D lompe piece



  1. put up with; resign oneself to; accept and endure:

    If you don't like it, you can lump it.

    Category: Informal

Origin of lump:

1785–95; Amer.; orig. uncert.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ball, clod, glob, lump, clump, chunk(noun)

    a compact mass

    "a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder"

  2. swelling, puffiness, lump(noun)

    an abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement

  3. lout, clod, stumblebum, goon, oaf, lubber, lummox, lump, gawk(noun)

    an awkward stupid person

  4. hunk, lump(verb)

    a large piece of something without definite shape

    "a hunk of bread"; "a lump of coal"

  5. lump, chunk(verb)

    put together indiscriminately

    "lump together all the applicants"

  6. collocate, lump, chunk(verb)

    group or chunk together in a certain order or place side by side

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. lump(noun)ˈʌmp

    a hard irregularly shaped piece

    a lump of coal/ice/clay; too many lumps in the batter

  2. lumpˈʌmp

    a swollen or hard spot under the skin

    a lump in her breast

  3. lumpˈʌmp

    the feeling in your throat when you might cry

    I couldn't speak because of a huge lump in my throat.

  4. lump(verb)ˈʌmp

    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.


  1. lump(Noun)

    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.

  2. lump(Noun)

    A group, set, or unit.

    The money arrived all at once as one big lump sum payment.

  3. lump(Noun)

    A small, shaped mass of sugar, typically about a teaspoonful.

    Do you want one lump or two with your coffee?

  4. lump(Noun)

    A dull or lazy person.

    Don't just sit there like a lump.

  5. lump(Noun)

    A beating or verbal abuse.

    He's taken his lumps over the years.

  6. lump(Verb)

    To treat as a single unit; to group together.

    People tend to lump turtles and tortoises together, when in fact they are different creatures.

  7. Origin: lumpe. Confer Lumpen and Lump

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lump(noun)

    a small mass of matter of irregular shape; an irregular or shapeless mass; as, a lump of coal; a lump of iron ore

  2. Lump(noun)

    a mass or aggregation of things

  3. Lump(noun)

    a projection beneath the breech end of a gun barrel

  4. Lump(verb)

    to throw into a mass; to unite in a body or sum without distinction of particulars

  5. Lump(verb)

    to take in the gross; to speak of collectively

  6. Lump(verb)

    to get along with as one can, although displeased; as, if he does n't like it, he can lump it


  1. Lump

    Lump is a 2000 greatest hits compilation album by The Presidents of the United States of America. The album includes three covers: "Video Killed the Radio Star", originally by The Buggles, "Kick Out the Jams", originally by MC5 and "Cleveland Rocks", originally by Ian Hunter. Unusual for a "Greatest Hits" album, Lump features only ten tracks totalling less than 30 minutes in length. Also, one of the band's biggest hits that also gave them a Grammy Nomination, "Peaches", is missing completely, along with minor hit "Kitty".

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'lump' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2784

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'lump' in Nouns Frequency: #2301

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.

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