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noun \ˈchəŋk\

: a thick piece of something

: a large amount or part of something

Full Definition of CHUNK

:  a short thick piece or lump (as of wood or coal)
:  a large noteworthy quantity or part <bet a sizable chunk of money on the race>
:  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

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
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



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

First Known Use: 1890
CHUNKS Defined for Kids


noun \ˈchəŋk\

Definition of CHUNK for Kids

:  a short thick piece <a chunk of ice>


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