What does chunk mean?

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This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word chunk.

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


  1. chunknoun

    A part of something that has been separated.

    The statue broke into chunks.

  2. chunknoun

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

    A chunk of granite.

  3. chunknoun

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

  4. chunkverb

    To break into large pieces or chunks.

  5. chunkverb

    To throw.

  6. Etymology: Variant of chuck.


  1. chunk

    A chunk refers to a significant, distinct, or sizable piece or portion of something larger. It can be used to describe physical entities like a piece of food or rock as well as abstract concepts like data or information. In general, it's a part of a whole, often separated from the main body.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chunknoun

    a short, thick piece of anything

  2. 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. Muhammad Sani Abdullahi:

    The Chadian government needs to take advantage of the opportunities the internet offers for economic development and especially for young people, for young people who constitute a greater chunk of the populace, reliance on the internet for daily functions has become a must, business, both small and large wouldn't be able to continue their everyday activities should the government keep the people cut out.

  2. Erick Robinson:

    I don't think Intel has quite the portfolio that Qualcomm has, but they certainly have a large enough one to impact the valuations when it comes to a cross-licensing deal, it'll save (Apple) a huge chunk of change in cross-license deals.

  3. Joe Antos:

    These are sophisticated drugs for complicated diseases, it's a relatively small part of the Medicare population, but it's a big chunk of spending.

  4. Peter Mattis:

    As far as we can tell from public reporting Kevin Mallory [ was paid ] $ 25,000 for a handful of documents, that's a fairly hefty chunk of money for a relatively small amount of information.

  5. Steve Nash:

    He could definitely start, i think he could play a full chunk of minutes. He's had three or four full-court days so I think he can play extended minutes.

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    an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    A tingle
    B snap
    C jab
    D contempt

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