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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.

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. James Smith:

    There's still a small chunk of firms still struggling with the changes, the bottom line is that there will continue to be a slow-burning impact of new trade frictions on The UK economy, even if the immediate teething problems have passed.

  2. David Friedland:

    We're seeing a good chunk of interest. People can't just put all their money into apartments.

  3. Cory Honeyman:

    If they do change location or they downsize it or do anything that requires a second review of the project’s eligibility for getting a permit or siting approval, that is another chunk of time that eats into the project's ability to come online before the end of 2016.

  4. Debra Milke:

    I live with an abiding sense of loss and a chunk of my heart is gone, but Christopher's spirit is with me always.

  5. 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.

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