What does DUMP mean?

Definitions for DUMPdʌmp

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

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"


  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

  12. Origin: [See Dumpling.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dump

    dump, v.t. to throw down: to unload.—n. a thud: a place for the discharge of loads, or for rubbish: (pl.) money (slang). [Cf. Dan. dumpe, Norw. dumpa, to fall plump.]

  2. Dump

    dump, n. dullness or gloominess of mind, ill-humour, low spirits—now only used in the pl.: (Shak.) a melancholy strain, any tune.—adj. Dump′ish, depressed in spirits.—adv. Dump′ishly.—n. Dump′ishness. [Prob. related to Old Dut. domp, mist; or Ger. dumpf, gloomy.]

  3. Dump

    dump, n. a deep hole in a river-bed, a pool. [Prob. Norse dump, a pit.]

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.

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British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of DUMP in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of DUMP in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Robin Bieber:

    It's out of dump-danger at the moment.

  2. Donald Trump:

    They dump the cars and the VCRs and everything else.

  3. Carrie Carignan:

    It almost sounded like a dump truck like opening the back and gravel falling out.

  4. Norio Kimura:

    I can't believe they're going to dump their trash here after all we've been put through.

  5. Bowie Police Lieutenant Rick Beckham:

    It was trash dump in that house, there were feces all over the floor and even in the refrigerator.

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Translations for DUMP

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • weggooiAfrikaans
  • бунище, стоварвам, отвал, отървавам се отBulgarian
  • smetištěCzech
  • KippeGerman
  • ŝuti, ŝutejoEsperanto
  • tiradero, basural, vertedero, dejarSpanish
  • tehdä bänät, dumpata, kaatopaikkaFinnish
  • décharge, larguer, se débarrasser de, déverserFrench
  • kidobHungarian
  • աղբանոց, զիբիլանոցArmenian
  • rovesciare, buttare, piantare, scaricare dati, scaricare, mollare, riversare, discaricaItalian
  • ゴミ捨て場Japanese
  • whakareiMāori
  • vuilnisbelt, dumpenDutch
  • zerwać, śmietnik, upuścić, rzucić, pozbyć sięPolish
  • lixeiraPortuguese
  • выки́дывать, выбра́сывать, помойка, вы́кинуть, вы́бросить, свалкаRussian
  • lahlaSouthern Sotho
  • slänga, dumpa, fimpa, lämna, kasta, soptippSwedish

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