What does plump mean?

Definitions for plump
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. plump(adj)

    the sound of a sudden heavy fall

  2. chubby, embonpoint, plump(verb)

    sufficiently fat so as to have a pleasing fullness of figure

    "a chubby child"; "pleasingly plump";

  3. plummet, plump(verb)

    drop sharply

    "The stock market plummeted"

  4. plank, flump, plonk, plop, plunk, plump down, plunk down, plump(verb)

    set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise

    "He planked the money on the table"; "He planked himself into the sofa"

  5. fatten, fat, flesh out, fill out, plump, plump out, fatten out, fatten up(verb)

    make fat or plump

    "We will plump out that poor starving child"

  6. plump, go(adverb)

    give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group or number

    "I plumped for the losing candidates"

  7. plump(adverb)

    straight down especially heavily or abruptly

    "the anchor fell plump into the sea"; "we dropped the rock plump into the water"

Wiktionary

  1. plump(Noun)

    A knot or cluster; a group; a crowd.

  2. plump(Verb)

    To grow plump; to swell out; as, her cheeks have plumped.

  3. plump(Verb)

    To drop or fall suddenly or heavily, all at once.

  4. plump(Verb)

    To give a plumper.

  5. plump(Verb)

    To make plump; to fill (out) or support; often with up.

  6. plump(Verb)

    To cast or let drop all at once, suddenly and heavily; as, to plump a stone into water.

  7. plump(Verb)

    To give (a vote), as a plumper.

  8. plump(Adverb)

    Directly; suddenly; perpendicularly.

  9. plump(Adjective)

    Having a full and rounded shape; chubby, somewhat overweight.

  10. plump(Adjective)

    Fat.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Plump(adverb)

    well rounded or filled out; full; fleshy; fat; as, a plump baby; plump cheeks

    Etymology: [OE. plomp rude, clumsy; akin to D. plomp, G., Dan., & Sw. plump; probably of imitative origin. Cf. Plump, adv.]

  2. Plump(noun)

    a knot; a cluster; a group; a crowd; a flock; as, a plump of trees, fowls, or spears

    Etymology: [OE. plomp rude, clumsy; akin to D. plomp, G., Dan., & Sw. plump; probably of imitative origin. Cf. Plump, adv.]

  3. Plump(adj)

    to grow plump; to swell out; as, her cheeks have plumped

    Etymology: [OE. plomp rude, clumsy; akin to D. plomp, G., Dan., & Sw. plump; probably of imitative origin. Cf. Plump, adv.]

  4. Plump(adj)

    to drop or fall suddenly or heavily, all at once

    Etymology: [OE. plomp rude, clumsy; akin to D. plomp, G., Dan., & Sw. plump; probably of imitative origin. Cf. Plump, adv.]

  5. Plump(adj)

    to give a plumper. See Plumper, 2

    Etymology: [OE. plomp rude, clumsy; akin to D. plomp, G., Dan., & Sw. plump; probably of imitative origin. Cf. Plump, adv.]

  6. Plump(verb)

    to make plump; to fill (out) or support; -- often with up

    Etymology: [OE. plomp rude, clumsy; akin to D. plomp, G., Dan., & Sw. plump; probably of imitative origin. Cf. Plump, adv.]

  7. Plump(verb)

    to cast or let drop all at once, suddenly and heavily; as, to plump a stone into water

    Etymology: [OE. plomp rude, clumsy; akin to D. plomp, G., Dan., & Sw. plump; probably of imitative origin. Cf. Plump, adv.]

  8. Plump(verb)

    to give (a vote), as a plumper. See Plumper, 2

    Etymology: [OE. plomp rude, clumsy; akin to D. plomp, G., Dan., & Sw. plump; probably of imitative origin. Cf. Plump, adv.]

  9. Plump

    directly; suddenly; perpendicularly

    Etymology: [OE. plomp rude, clumsy; akin to D. plomp, G., Dan., & Sw. plump; probably of imitative origin. Cf. Plump, adv.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Plump

    plump, adv. falling straight downward (like lead): heavily: suddenly.—adj. downright: unqualified.—v.i. to fall or sink suddenly: to give all one's votes to one candidate where there are more than one to be elected.—v.t. to cause to fall suddenly.—n. (Scot.) a sudden downfall of rain.—n. Plump′er, a vote given to one candidate only when more than one are to be elected: one who so votes: (slang) a downright lie.—adv. Plump′ly, fully, without reserve. [Plumb.]

  2. Plump

    plump, adj. fat and rounded: sleek: in good condition.—v.i. to grow fat or plump: to swell.—v.t. to make plump: to fatten.—ns. Plump′er, a ball kept in the mouth to give the cheeks a rounded appearance; Plump′ness.—adj. Plump′y (Shak.), plump, fat. [Teut.; Dut. plomp, lumpish, Ger. plump.]

  3. Plump

    plump, n. a cluster: a clump (of persons or things).

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How to say plump in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of plump in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of plump in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of plump in a Sentence

  1. Brian Wong:

    So, grape to raisin, you have to plump the raisin.

  2. Jason Napier:

    Given the choice, a highly regarded new chief executive would probably always plump for the budget to accelerate balance sheet growth and restructure the business as rapidly as the organization can stand, and write down any existing assets that might be in doubt.

  3. Brian Wong:

    Aging now is thought of as the grape to the raisin. Before, it was thought about as 'let's cut away extra skin,' but now it's volume, so, grape to raisin, you have to plump the raisin.

  4. Paula Simpson:

    If the skin cell walls are plump and healthy, the skin will look more hydrated and dewy as well.

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