What does bumper mean?

Definitions for bumper
ˈbʌm pərbumper

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bumpernoun

    a glass filled to the brim (especially as a toast)

    "we quaffed a bumper of ale"

  2. bumpernoun

    a mechanical device consisting of bars at either end of a vehicle to absorb shock and prevent serious damage


  1. bumpernoun

    A drinking vessel filled to the brim.

  2. bumpernoun

    Anything large or successful (now usually attributively).

  3. bumpernoun

    Parts at the front and back of a vehicle which are meant to absorb the impact of a collision; fender

  4. bumpernoun

    Any mechanical device used to absorb an impact, soften a collision, or protect against impact

  5. bumpernoun

    Someone or something that bumps.

  6. bumpernoun

    A bouncer.

  7. bumpernoun

    A side wall of a pool table.

  8. bumpernoun

    A short ditty or jingle used to separate a show from the advertisements.

  9. bumperadjective

    Large; filled to the bumpers at the top of a silo.

    We harvested a bumper crop of arugula and parsnips this year.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Bumpernoun

    A cup filled till the liquour swells over the brims.

    Etymology: from bump.

    Places his delight
    All day in plying bumpers, and at night
    Reels to the bawds. John Dryden, Juv. sat. viii.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bumpernoun

    a cup or glass filled to the brim, or till the liquor runs over, particularly in drinking a health or toast

  2. Bumpernoun

    a covered house at a theater, etc., in honor of some favorite performer

  3. Bumpernoun

    that which bumps or causes a bump

  4. Bumpernoun

    anything which resists or deadens a bump or shock; a buffer


  1. Bumper

    In automobiles, a bumper is the front-most or rear-most part, ostensibly designed to allow the car to sustain an impact without damage to the vehicle's safety systems. They are not capable of reducing injury to vehicle occupants in high-speed impacts, but are increasingly being designed to mitigate injury to pedestrians struck by cars.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Bumper is ranked #158432 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Bumper surname appeared 102 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Bumper.

    87.2% or 89 total occurrences were Black.
    6.8% or 7 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bumper in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bumper in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of bumper in a Sentence

  1. Joseph Pentangelo:

    The officer positioned at the toll booth sees the bumper lift to a 90-degree angle. This makes it unreadable to the EZ-Pass reader.

  2. Tom Perez:

    Well the most important thing we're going to do is to build a fair, level playing field for everybody, i welcome the debate. I think there is going to be a bumper crop of candidates and that the American people are going to see a very robust Democratic Party. What will unite all of them is that they are all fighting for a better deal and a brighter future and better tomorrows for everyone, not just a few at the top. And what we're doing at the DNC is making sure we build the infrastructure, the organizing infrastructure, the technology infrastructure so that whoever ... becomes the nominee that they can walk into a DNC that enables them to sprint across the finish line.Listen hereWhile Perez said he hopes ideas and ideals are what helps to unite his party, it may just be mutual disgust for Trump that will act as the super glue for Democrats.Below are some of excerpts of my interview with DNC Chairman Tom Perez. This QA has been edited for brevity, clarity and flow.Mark Preston: As you look at the current state of play right now, what is the Democratic plan to address Donald Trump in this off year?Tom Perez: Step one is that we have to take on Donald Trump in all of these areas that he's trying to take America back, and make America weak, not make America great. Equally important though, we can't simply be against Donald Trump. We've got to articulate what we are for, and we have always been fighting for a fair shake for everyone. Listen hereFollow CNN OpinionJoin us on Twitter and FacebookPreston: (W)hen you were running for chairman, ... it was a bit of a contentious fight. There was a lot of criticism from the grassroots about the battle between establishment Democrats and grassroots Democrats. ... What is being done behind the scenes to try to bridge the divide between those two (factions)?Perez: Every single day we are leading with our values. ... If we want to address income inequality in this country, one of the most important things we can do is support efforts for people to unionize and form a union. When unions succeed, the middle class succeeds. When unions succeed, income inequality goes down, and what we have to do as a party is be out there on the issues that matter the most to people: health care, good jobs, the efforts to cut support for public education, we have to articulate what we stand for.

  3. Mr Smith:

    This idea is not going to have much impact if so much traffic is going bumper-to-bumper, but as traffic lights lighten up, people will have a much smoother journey.

  4. Julie Marks:

    There is bumper-to-bumper [cars] on the big nights … waiting to get in here, they were coming around … in busses and limos just to see the lights.

  5. Lakshheish M Patel:

    Another example to prove that this stock market's bumper downfall is manipulated to boost privatization is that private banks share price has not fallen so much as much as that of govt banks. Attempt is being made to sell all PSUs to greedy private players by Government

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    cloth coverings wrapped around something (as a wound or a baby)
    • A. fervidness
    • B. swathing
    • C. impounding
    • D. chin-wag

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