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lump

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noun \ˈləmp\

Simple Definition of lump

  • : a small piece or mass of something

  • : an area of swelling or growth on your body

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of lump

  1. 1 :  a piece or mass of indefinite size and shape

  2. 2 a :  aggregate, totality <taken in the lump> b :  majority

  3. 3 :  protuberance; especially :  an abnormal swelling

  4. 4 :  a person who is heavy and awkward; also :  one who is stupid or dull

  5. 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
  1. :  a constriction of the throat caused by emotion

Examples of lump in a sentence

  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


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lump

verb

Definition of lump

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to group indiscriminately

  3. 2 :  to make into lumps; also :  to make lumps on or in

  4. 3 :  to move noisily and clumsily

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  to become formed into lumps

  7. 2 :  to move oneself noisily and clumsily



1624

First Known Use of lump

1624


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lump

adjective

Definition of lump

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



Circa 1700

First Known Use of lump

circa 1700


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lump

verb

Definition of lump

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



Origin of lump

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1791



LUMP Defined for Kids

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lump

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noun \ˈləmp\

Definition of lump for Students

  1. 1 :  a small piece or chunk <a lump of coal>

  2. 2 :  a swelling or growth <She got a lump on her forehead.>

  3. 3 :  a tight feeling in the throat caused by emotion




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lump

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verb

Definition of lump for Students

lumpedlumping

  1. 1 :  to group together <Lump all the clothing into one pile.>

  2. 2 :  to form into lumps <The gravy lumped.>




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lump

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adjective

Definition of lump for Students

  1. :  not divided into parts <a lump sum>




Medical Dictionary

lump

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noun \ˈləmp\

Medical Definition of lump

  1. 1:  a piece or mass of indefinite size and shape

  2. 2:  an abnormal mass or swelling <presenting as a neck lump>





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