What does thump mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. thump, thumping, clump, clunk, thudnoun

    a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)

  2. thumpverb

    a heavy blow with the hand

  3. beat, pound, thumpverb

    move rhythmically

    "Her heart was beating fast"

  4. thud, thumpverb

    make a dull sound

    "the knocker thudded against the front door"

  5. thump, pound, pokeverb

    hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument

    "the salesman pounded the door knocker"; "a bible-thumping Southern Baptist"


  1. thumpnoun

    a blow that produces a muffled sound

  2. thumpnoun

    the sound of such a blow; a thud

  3. thumpverb

    to hit (someone or something) as if to make a thump

  4. thumpverb

    to thud or pound

  5. thumpverb

    to throb with a muffled rhythmic sound

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Thumpnoun

    A hard heavy dead dull blow with something blunt.

    Etymology: thombo, Italian.

    And blund’ring still with smarting rump,
    He gave the knight’s steed such a thump
    As made him reel. Hudibras, p. i.

    Before, behind, the blows are dealt; around
    Their hollow sides the rattling thumps resound. Dryden.

    Their thumps and bruises might turn to account, if they could beat each other into good manners. Addison.

    The watchman gave so great a thump at my door, that I awaked at the knock. Tatler.

  2. To Thumpverb

    To beat with dull heavy blows.

    Those bastard Britons whom our fathers
    Have in their land beaten, bobb’d, and thump’d. William Shakespeare.

  3. To Thumpverb

    To fall or strike with a dull heavy blow.

    A stone
    Levell’d so right, it thump’d upon
    His manly paunch, with such a force
    As almost beat him off his horse. Hudibras, p. i.

    A watchman at midnight thumps with his pole. Jonathan Swift.


  1. thump

    Thump is a verb that primarily means to strike or hit something or someone, producing a heavy dull sound. As a noun, thump refers to the sound produced by a heavy impact or blow. It could also refer to a strong regular beat such as a heartbeat.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thumpnoun

    the sound made by the sudden fall or blow of a heavy body, as of a hammer, or the like

  2. Thumpnoun

    a blow or knock, as with something blunt or heavy; a heavy fall

  3. Thumpverb

    to strike or beat with something thick or heavy, or so as to cause a dull sound

  4. Thumpverb

    to give a thump or thumps; to strike or fall with a heavy blow; to pound

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Thump

    thump, n. a heavy blow.—v.t. to beat with something heavy.—v.i. to strike or fall with a dull, heavy blow.—n. Thump′er, one who, or that which, thumps: anything very big, a big lie, &c.—adj. Thump′ing, unusually big. [Prob. imit., like Ice. dumpa, to thump.]

Rap Dictionary

  1. thumpverb

    To engage in a fistfight. "Remember they used to thump, but now they blast, right?" -- Dr. Dre (Lil' ghetto boy). Yung Joc and T.I. were involved in a thump with an unidentified person.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of thump in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of thump in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of thump in a Sentence

  1. The Omani Shed:

    You can keep your secrete hidden from people but you can’t hide the sun with your thump.

  2. Anthony Rizzo:

    Their lineup is deep with a lot of thump.

  3. Kristine Frank:

    I just heard this thump on my bed, and I felt something land in my bed, i opened my eyes and there was this cat in my bed staring at me.

  4. Dominic Calvert-Lewin:

    Results create the mood, the last kick of the ball makes us go home really disappointed, we have lost two points on a long thump upfield which we should have defended, we played some good football in the second half but conceded three goals from three shots on target.

  5. Evan Hoffman:

    A huge, huge bang, thump, almost, explosion, it started shaking back and forth and the roof tiles started crashing down and the power went out.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • golpear, azotar, golpetear, tamborilear, golpazoSpanish
  • jyskyä, jysähtää, kumaus, kumahdus, jysäyttää, tömäyttää, tömähtää, kumauttaa, jysähdys, tömähdysFinnish
  • coup sourd, tambourinerFrench
  • buailScottish Gaelic
  • troncRomanian

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