What does Bump mean?

Definitions for Bumpbʌmp

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Bump.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bump(noun)

    a lump on the body caused by a blow

  2. bulge, bump, hump, swelling, gibbosity, gibbousness, jut, prominence, protuberance, protrusion, extrusion, excrescence(noun)

    something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings

    "the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge"; "the hump of a camel"; "he stood on the rocky prominence"; "the occipital protuberance was well developed"; "the bony excrescence between its horns"

  3. blow, bump(verb)

    an impact (as from a collision)

    "the bump threw him off the bicycle"

  4. bump, knock(verb)

    knock against with force or violence

    "My car bumped into the tree"

  5. find, happen, chance, bump, encounter(verb)

    come upon, as if by accident; meet with

    "We find this idea in Plato"; "I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here"; "She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day"

  6. bump(verb)

    dance erotically or dance with the pelvis thrust forward

    "bump and grind"

  7. demote, bump, relegate, break, kick downstairs(verb)

    assign to a lower position; reduce in rank

    "She was demoted because she always speaks up"; "He was broken down to Sergeant"

  8. dislodge, bump(verb)

    remove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied

    "The new employee dislodged her by moving into her office space"


  1. bump(Noun)

    A light blow or jolting collision.

  2. bump(Noun)

    The sound of such a collision.

  3. bump(Noun)

    A protuberance on a level surface.

  4. bump(Noun)

    A swelling on the skin caused by illness or injury.

  5. bump(Noun)

    (rowing) The point, in a race in which boats are spaced apart at the start, at which a boat begins to overtake the boat ahead.

  6. bump(Noun)

    The swollen abdomen of a pregnant woman.

  7. bump(Noun)

    A post in an Internet forum thread made in order to raise the thread's profile by returning it to the top of the list of active threads.

  8. bump(Noun)

    A temporary increase in a quantity, as shown in a graph.

    US presidential nominees get a post-convention bump in survey ratings.

  9. bump(Noun)

    A dose of the drug ketamine, when taken recreationally.

  10. bump(Verb)

    To knock against or run into with a jolt.

  11. bump(Verb)

    To post in an Internet forum thread in order to raise the thread's profile by returning it to the top of the list of active threads.

  12. bump(Verb)

    To suddenly boil, causing movement of the vessel and loss of liquid.

  13. bump(Verb)

    To move (a booked passenger) to a later flight because of earlier delays or cancellations.

  14. bump(Verb)

    To move the time of a scheduled event.

  15. Origin: From Early Modern English bump, probably of origin. Compare bump, bumpe, Old bumpe. Apparently related to bumben, bummen, bommen, bummen, bumba, probably of imitative origin. More at bum, bumble. Compare also bomb.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bump(verb)

    to strike, as with or against anything large or solid; to thump; as, to bump the head against a wall

  2. Bump(verb)

    to come in violent contact with something; to thump

  3. Bump(noun)

    a thump; a heavy blow

  4. Bump(noun)

    a swelling or prominence, resulting from a bump or blow; a protuberance

  5. Bump(noun)

    one of the protuberances on the cranium which are associated with distinct faculties or affections of the mind; as, the bump of "veneration;" the bump of "acquisitiveness."

  6. Bump(noun)

    the act of striking the stern of the boat in advance with the prow of the boat following

  7. Bump(verb)

    to make a loud, heavy, or hollow noise, as the bittern; to boom

  8. Bump(noun)

    the noise made by the bittern

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bump

    bump, v.i. to make a heavy or loud noise.—v.t. to strike with a dull sound: to strike against: to overtake and impinge upon the stern or side of a boat by the boat following, the bumper consequently taking the place of the bumped in rank—also 'to make a bump:' to spread out material in printing so as to fill any desired number of pages.—n. a dull heavy blow: a thump: a lump caused by a blow, one of the protuberances on the surface of the skull confidently associated by phrenologists with certain distinct qualities or propensities of the mind, hence colloquially for organ: the noise of the bittern.—n. Bump′er, a cup or glass filled to the brim for drinking a toast: anything large or generous in measure: a crowded house at a theatre or concert.—adj. as in a 'bumper house.'—v.i. to drink bumpers.—n. Bumpol′ogy, phrenology.—adj. Bump′y. [Onomatopœic.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. bump

    Synonym for increment. Has the same meaning as C's ++ operator. Used esp. of counter variables, pointers, and index dummies in for, while, and do-while loops.

Editors Contribution

  1. bump

    To request a social media group advertisement post to be moved to the top of the group page.

    In some social media group selling pages, you can request your advertisement to be moved to the top of the group page, you simply type "bump" and the administrator moves it up to the top of the page.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bump in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bump in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Alan Stern:

    We did hit a speed bump.

  2. Scott Swartzwelder:

    So you might bump into the table and just brush it off.

  3. Matt Alt:

    In a nutshell, they're the things that go bump in Japan's night.

  4. Shigeru Kaneko:

    It's very confusing, sometimes, I bump into people when I'm in Kansai.

  5. Monmouth University pollster Patrick Murray:

    Rubio’s initial bump in the polls is due to older voters really liking Marco Rubio story.

Images & Illustrations of Bump

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Translations for Bump

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • издутина, цицина, сблъскванеBulgarian
  • bouleCzech
  • Delle, Plumps, Stoß, Beule, Schlag, Unebenheit, Bodenwelle, BumsGerman
  • chichón, cototo, bulto, tolondroSpanish
  • bumppausFinnish
  • bosse, bourrade, ballon, saillie, boumFrench
  • pancione, colpetto, bozzo, protuberanza, gonfiore, gnocco, bottaItalian
  • מַכָּהHebrew
  • kulNorwegian
  • botsing, bult, builDutch
  • kulNorwegian Nynorsk
  • brzuch, wybój, bum, stłuczka, guz, łupPolish
  • inchaço, saliência, protuberância, estrondo, galoPortuguese
  • колдобина, удар, шишка, опухоль, ухаб, выпуклость, столкновениеRussian
  • čvorugaSerbo-Croatian
  • çarpma, şişlik, yumru, küt, tümsek, vuruş, şişTurkish

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