American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A thick mass or piece: a chunk of ice.
- n. Informal A substantial amount: won quite a chunk of money.
- n. A strong stocky horse.
- v. To form into chunks.
- v. To make a dull clacking sound: listened to the rundown copier chunk along.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A short thick piece, as of wood.
- n. A person or a beast that is small, but thick-set and strong: as, a chunk of a boy; a chunk of a horse.
- n. A game formerly much played by certain tribes of North American Indians, consisting in rolling a disk of stone along a prepared course, and immediately afterward throwing a stick so as to make it lie as near the stone as possible when the two come to rest. The grounds used for this amusement are known as chunk-yards.
- n. Specifically, a range-bred horse of the western United States, suitable for draft purposes, standing 15 hands or over, and weighing from 1,100 to 1,400 pounds.
- In lumbering, to clear (ground) with an engine or horses of obstructions which cannot be removed by hand.
- n. A part of something that has been separated.
- n. A representative of a substance at large, often large and irregular.
- n. computing A discrete segment of a file, stream, etc. (especially one that represents audiovisual media); a block.
- v. To break into large pieces or chunks.
- v. slang To throw.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Colloq. U. S. & Prov. Eng. A short, thick piece of anything.
- v. put together indiscriminately
- n. a substantial amount
- n. a compact mass
- v. group or chunk together in a certain order or place side by side
- Variant of chuck. (Wiktionary)
- Perhaps variant of chuck2. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“As someone who spends a healthy if that's the word chunk of most weekends catching up on Friday night TV, here are some very strong arguments for even the most cabin-feverish among us to stay in this Friday night.”
“Even if the 50,000-word chunk is good, it requires polishing and editing before it can be marketed.”
“The rules will require that a greater portion of the payouts take the form of stock rather than cash and that a large chunk is deferred several years rather than paid immediately.”
“A significant chunk is for comments critical of officiating.”
“Rich chunk is slamming materialistic science, ie scientism and the materialistic scientists.”
“Which is not to say that the main chunk of "The Atrocity Archives" is bad, far from it - there are some memorably creepy moments, such as the death of Fred from the accounts department and the exploration of a frozen parallel Earth - it's just that the Hugo voters got it right, as they sometimes do.”
“Also, the remaining chunk is on the beach, not in the forest as these two pics clearly are.”
“His biggest fish (right) was an 8-pounder that inhaled a 3/8-ounce tungsten jig tipped with twin chunk trailers.”
“As it grew weaker and I felt that it would be possible to pull it toward me, one of the fish made a sudden dash and bit a huge chunk from the captive's tail.”
“If the chunk is short and large the person will be short and fat, etc.”
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