plump

verb (1)
\ˈpləmp \
plumped; plumping; plumps

Definition of plump 

(Entry 1 of 6)

intransitive verb

1 : to drop, sink, or come in contact suddenly or heavily plumped down in the chair

2 : to favor or decide in favor of someone or something strongly or emphatically used with for

transitive verb

1 : to drop, cast, or place suddenly or heavily

2 : to give support and favorable publicity to

plump

noun (1)

Definition of plump (Entry 2 of 6)

: a sudden plunge, fall, or blow also : the sound made by a plump

plump

adverb

Definition of plump (Entry 3 of 6)

1 : with a sudden or heavy drop

2a : straight down

b : straight ahead

3 : without qualification : directly plump out of luck

plump

noun (2)

Definition of plump (Entry 4 of 6)

chiefly dialectal

: group, flock a plump of ducks rose at the same time— H. D. Thoreau

plump

verb (2)
plumped; plumping; plumps

Definition of plump (Entry 5 of 6)

transitive verb

: to make plump

intransitive verb

: to become plump

plump

adjective

Definition of plump (Entry 6 of 6)

1 : having a full rounded usually pleasing form a plump woman

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Other Words from plump

Adjective

plumpish \ ˈpləm-​pish \ adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms for plump

Synonyms: Adverb

dead, direct, directly, due, plumb, right, straight, straightway

Synonyms: Adjective

blubbery, chubby, corpulent, fat, fleshy, full, obese, overweight, portly, pudgy, replete, roly-poly, rotund, round, tubby

Antonyms: Adverb

indirectly

Antonyms: Adjective

lean, skinny, slender, slim, spare, thin

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Examples of plump in a Sentence

Adverb

there was a squirrel on the sidewalk plump in front of us

Adjective

His aunt pinched his plump cheeks. she's been plump all her life, and her sister has always been skinny
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First Known Use of plump

Verb (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

Noun (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Adverb

1594, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb (2)

1533, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Adjective

1569, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for plump

Verb (1)

Middle English

Noun (2)

Middle English plumpe

Verb (2)

plump entry 6

Adjective

Middle English, dull, blunt, from Middle Dutch plomp

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Dictionary Entries near plump

plumming

plummy

plumose

plump

plum peach

plumpen

plumper

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The first known use of plump was in the 14th century

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More Definitions for plump

plump

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of plump

: having a full, rounded shape : slightly fat

plump

adjective
\ˈpləmp \
plumper; plumpest

Kids Definition of plump

 (Entry 1 of 4)

: having a pleasingly full rounded shape plump cheeks a plump turkey

Other Words from plump

plumpness noun

plump

verb
plumped; plumping

Kids Definition of plump (Entry 2 of 4)

1 : to drop or fall heavily or suddenly He plumped down on the couch.

2 : to come out in favor of something I'm plumping for my favorite candidate.

plump

adverb

Kids Definition of plump (Entry 3 of 4)

: directly sense 1 He ran plump into the wall.

plump

verb
plumped; plumping

Kids Definition of plump (Entry 4 of 4)

: to make or become rounded or filled out I plumped up the pillows.

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