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  1. chunknoun

    A part of something that has been separated.

    The statue broke into chunks.

    Etymology: Variant of chuck.

  2. chunknoun

    A representative of a substance at large, often large and irregular.

    A chunk of granite.

    Etymology: Variant of chuck.

  3. chunknoun

    A discrete segment of a file, stream, etc. (especially one that represents audiovisual media); a block.

    Etymology: Variant of chuck.

  4. chunkverb

    To break into large pieces or chunks.

    Etymology: Variant of chuck.

  5. chunkverb

    To throw.

    Etymology: Variant of chuck.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ball, clod, glob, lump, clump, chunknoun

    a compact mass

    "a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder"

  2. chunkverb

    a substantial amount

    "we won a chunk of money"

  3. lump, chunkverb

    put together indiscriminately

    "lump together all the applicants"

  4. collocate, lump, chunkverb

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chunknoun

    a short, thick piece of anything

    Etymology: [Cf. Chump.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Chunk

    chungk, n. a thick piece of anything, as wood, bread, &c. [Perh. related to Chuck.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. chunk

    A coarse slice of meat or bread; more properly junk. Also, the negro term for lumps of firewood.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chunk in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chunk in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of chunk in a Sentence

  1. Florian Hense:

    By exempting a significant chunk of bank deposits from the negative deposit rate and making its offer of long-term liquidity for banks even more generous, the ECB is mitigating the impact of a negative deposit rate on bank balance sheets, by lowering funding costs further, it can make it easier for governments to finance a modest fiscal expansion and nudge countries with some extra fiscal space to actually use it – think Germany.

  2. Chris Dickerson:

    He'd be taking a big chunk of good assets that people like, and getting people to pay him cold hard cash.

  3. Al Cardenas:

    He's spent a lot of time thinking about this -- a good chunk of 2014. -- He's been traveling the country and making sure if he did this he could do it in a positive way and that he could find a structure where his message can get across, and I believe he's confident he has done that and can do that.

  4. Micah Sifry:

    He is definitely a loose cannon in terms of how he uses his Twitter account, at the same time, he hasn’t been hurt by it yet because apparently a big chunk of what he’s saying is popular among Republican voters.

  5. Felix Clarke:

    I pretty much used the same conversation starters I'd use in-person talking to other students at Plymouth State, we talked in-game mostly about how to vote, why as the largest chunk of eligible voters it is so important that young people make their voices heard.

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