American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An irregularly shaped mass or piece.
- n. A small cube of sugar.
- n. Pathology A swelling or small palpable mass.
- n. A collection or totality; an aggregate.
- n. A person regarded as ungainly or dull-witted.
- n. Informal Severe punishment or treatment, as a beating or an unsparing criticism: take one's lumps.
- n. Informal One's just deserts; comeuppance: get one's lumps.
- adj. Formed into lumps: lump sugar.
- adj. Not broken or divided into parts: a lump payment.
- v. To put together in a single group without discrimination.
- v. To move with heavy clumsiness.
- v. To make into lumps.
- v. To become lumpy.
- v. To move heavily.
- idiom. lump in (one's) throat A feeling of constriction in the throat caused by emotion.
- v. Informal To tolerate (what must be endured): like it or lump it.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small mass; a relatively small aggregation or conglomeration of solid matter without regular form: as, a lump of ore, clay, or dough; to melt a number of coins into one lump.
- n. A protuberant part; a knob, bunch, or swelling: as, a lump raised on the head by a blow.
- n. A blow.
- n. A dull, stolid person.
- n. In firearms
- n. The nipple-seat on the barrel.
- n. In a break-joint breech-loader, an iron block on the barrel which descends into a recess in the action.
- n. A bloom or loupe of malleable iron.
- To make into a mass; combine in a body or gross sum without distinction of particulars.
- To take in the lump, or collectively in the gross; consider or dispose of in the gross.
- To beat severely.
- To act as a lumper; be employed in loading or unloading ships, as a stevedore.
- n. The lump-fish.
- To look sullen or glum; sulk.
- To take without choice; take “anyhow”: a word in itself of no definite signification, used in the expression “if you don't like it, you may lump it.”
- n. In mining, a coarse fragment of ore, coal, phosphate rock, or any useful mineral, as contrasted with the fines, spalls, or otherwise designated smaller pieces.
- Noting the coarser grade of bituminous coal which is picked out as it comes from the mine.
- To appear larger by aggregation; bulk: as, he lumped large in public imagination.
- n. Something that protrudes, sticks out, or sticks together; a cluster or blob; a mound, hill, or group.
- n. A group, set, or unit.
- n. A small, shaped mass of sugar, typically about a teaspoonful.
- n. A dull or lazy person.
- n. informal, as plural A beating or verbal abuse.
- v. To treat as a single unit; to group together.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A small mass of matter of irregular shape; an irregular or shapeless mass
- n. A mass or aggregation of things.
- n. (Firearms) A projection beneath the breech end of a gun barrel.
- v. To throw into a mass; to unite in a body or sum without distinction of particulars.
- v. To take in the gross; to speak of collectively.
- v. Low To get along with as one can, although displeased.
- v. group or chunk together in a certain order or place side by side
- n. an awkward stupid person
- n. a large piece of something without definite shape
- n. an abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement
- v. put together indiscriminately
- n. a compact mass
- Middle English lumpe. Confer German Lumpen ("rag") and Lump ("ragamuffin") (Wiktionary)
- Middle English lumpe, of Low German origin; akin to obsolete Dutch lompe.Perhaps from dialectal lump, to look sullen. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Should that fail, I have no doubt that it will remain a testament to the culinary incompetence of one man, a man whose name will be lost to history many years after the apocalypse when the mysterious lump is unearthed by puzzled scientists.”
“Once the lump is found, you jump on that merry-go-round of terrifying medical intervention.”
“Sometimes a lump is just a lump … hope so in this case.”
“North Lanarkshire Council has spent almost £2m on early retirement and severance since 2007, while Scottish Enterprise (SE) paid over £20m in lump sums.”
“The additional six lakhs of rupees resulting from the Durand agreement were paid in lump sum once per year on 12 November.”
“A thyroid scan will show how well the thyroid absorbs iodine, which can help doctors determine if the lump is benign or cancerous.”
“My conjoined twin lump gots my back, no matter what.”
“Boomers, by contrast, are the first generation whose principal retirement assets will come in lump sums from 401 (k) - type plans.”
“I mean a suspicious lump is a suspicious lump even if it is hanging out in a “dense” breast.”
“Still I could see viewing the films that the lump is still there and has gotten just a wee bit bigger.”
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