chunk

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1chunk

noun \ˈchəŋk\

: a thick piece of something

: a large amount or part of something

Full Definition of CHUNK

1
:  a short thick piece or lump (as of wood or coal)
2
:  a large noteworthy quantity or part <bet a sizable chunk of money on the race>
3
:  a strong thickset horse usually smaller than a draft horse

Examples of CHUNK

  1. She cut the fruit into large chunks.
  2. She spends a good chunk of her day on the phone.
  3. He devoted a large chunk of time to the project.

Origin of CHUNK

perhaps alteration of chuck short piece of wood
First Known Use: 1691

Related to CHUNK

Synonyms
abundance, barrel, basketful, boatload, bucket, bunch, bundle, bushel, carload, lot, deal, dozen, fistful, gobs, good deal, heap, hundred, lashings (also lashins) [chiefly British], loads, mass, mess, mountain, much, multiplicity, myriad, oodles, pack, passel, peck, pile, plateful, plenitude, plentitude, plenty, pot, potful, profusion, quantity, raft, reams, scads, sheaf, shipload, sight, slew, spate, stack, store, ton, truckload, volume, wad, wealth, yard
Antonyms
ace, bit, dab, dram, driblet, glimmer, handful, hint, lick, little, mite, mouthful, nip, ounce, peanuts, pinch, pittance, scruple, shade, shadow, smidgen (also smidgeon or smidgin or smidge), speck, spot, sprinkle, sprinkling, strain, streak, suspicion, tad, taste, touch, trace

2chunk

verb

Definition of CHUNK

intransitive verb
:  to make a dull plunging or explosive sound <the rhythmic chunking of thrown quoits — John Updike>
transitive verb
:  to mishit (a golf ball or shot) by striking the ground behind the ball

Origin of CHUNK

imitative
First Known Use: 1890

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