a mechanical device that moves fluid or gas by pressure or suction
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"
a low-cut shoe without fastenings
operate like a pump; move up and down, like a handle or a pedal
"pump the gas pedal"
"pump bullets into the dummy"
draw or pour with a pump
supply in great quantities
"Pump money into a project"
move up and down
"The athlete pumps weights in the gym"
raise (gases or fluids) with a pump
"She pumped the witnesses for information"
a low shoe with a thin sole
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
to raise with a pump, as water or other liquid
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
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
to work, or raise water, a pump
Origin: [Probably so called as being worn for pomp or ornament. See Pomp.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pump, n. a machine for raising water and other fluids to a higher level: a machine for drawing out or forcing in air.—v.t. to raise with a pump: to draw out information by artful questions.—v.i. to work a pump: to raise water by pumping.—ns. Pump′age, the amount pumped; Pump′-barr′el, the cylinder which forms the body of a pump.—pa.p. Pumped (coll.), out of breath, panting—sometimes with out.—ns. Pump′er; Pump′-gear, the various parts which make up a pump; Pump′-hand′le, the lever by means of which the pump is worked; Pump′-head, -hood, a frame covering the upper wheel of a chain-pump, serving to guide the water into the discharge-spout; Pump′ing-en′gine, any form of motor for operating a pump; Pump′-rod, the rod by which the handle is fixed to the bucket which moves up and down inside; Pump′-room, the apartment at a mineral spring in which the waters are drunk; Pump′-well, a well from which water is got by pumping.—Pump ship, to urinate. [O. Fr. pompe (cf. Ger. pumpe); perh. conn. with plump.]
pump, n. a thin-soled shoe used in dancing.—adj. Pumped, wearing pumps. [Prob. Fr. pompe, ornament, show, from Teut., cf. Ger. pumphosen, wide pantaloons.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'PUMP' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4711
Rank popularity for the word 'PUMP' in Nouns Frequency: #2274
The numerical value of PUMP in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of PUMP in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A baby can always get more milk than a pump can.
Even if we hire a pump and get water, it isn't enough.
If you're dependent on a hand pump, they will be broken.
Consumers are putting the money they save at the pump to work.
If gasoline prices fall even further, we could be in for brisk summer at the pump.
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Translations for PUMP
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- насо́с, по́мпаBelarusian
- čerpat, pumpa, čerpadloCzech
- Pumpe, aufpumpen, pumpenGerman
- pumpilo, pumpoEsperanto
- bombear, surtidor, bombaSpanish
- vispata, pumpata, kyyti, pumppaus, veivata, pumppu, piikkari, ritsiFinnish
- pompe, pomperFrench
- bròg-dannsaScottish Gaelic
- pumpa, szivattyúHungarian
- pompa, pompareItalian
- pomp, pompenDutch
- estar bombando, bombeio, bombear, bombaPortuguese
- pompă, pantof cu toc, pompareRomanian
- по́мпа, накачивать, коло́нка, накачать, насо́с, качатьRussian
- pompa, sisaljka, crpkaSerbo-Croatian
- črpalka, črpatiSlovene
- pump, pumpaSwedish
- తోడు, పంపుTelugu
- ปั๊ม, เครื่องสูบลม, เครื่องสูบน้ำThai
- по́мпа, насо́сUkrainian
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