lump

5 ENTRIES FOUND:

1lump

noun \ˈləmp\

: a small piece or mass of something

: an area of swelling or growth on your body

Full Definition of LUMP

1
:  a piece or mass of indefinite size and shape
2
a :  aggregate, totality <taken in the lump>
b :  majority
3
:  protuberance; especially :  an abnormal swelling
4
:  a person who is heavy and awkward; also :  one who is stupid or dull
5
plural
a :  beatings, bruises <had taken a lot of lumps growing up in the city>
b :  defeat, loss <can cheerfully take his lumps on losers, because the payout is big on the winners — Martin Mayer>
lump in one's throat
:  a constriction of the throat caused by emotion

Examples of LUMP

  1. turning a lump of clay into a beautiful pot
  2. He got a lump on his head after bumping into the doorway.

Origin of LUMP

Middle English
First Known Use: 14th century

2lump

verb

Definition of LUMP

transitive verb
1
:  to group indiscriminately
2
:  to make into lumps; also :  to make lumps on or in
3
:  to move noisily and clumsily
intransitive verb
1
:  to become formed into lumps
2
:  to move oneself noisily and clumsily

First Known Use of LUMP

1624

3lump

adjective

Definition of LUMP

:  not divided into parts :  entire <a lump sum>

First Known Use of LUMP

circa 1700

4lump

verb

Definition of LUMP

transitive verb
:  to put up with <like it or lump it>

Origin of LUMP

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1791

lump

noun \ˈləmp\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LUMP

1
: a piece or mass of indefinite size and shape
2
: an abnormal mass or swelling <presenting as a neck lump>

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