from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A thick mass or piece.
- noun Informal A substantial amount.
- noun A strong stocky horse.
- intransitive verb To form into chunks.
- intransitive verb To make a dull clacking sound.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun 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.
- noun A short thick piece, as of wood.
- noun A person or a beast that is small, but thick-set and strong: as, a chunk of a boy; a chunk of a horse.
- In lumbering, to clear (ground) with an engine or horses of obstructions which cannot be removed by hand.
- noun 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Colloq. U. S. & Prov. Eng. A short, thick piece of anything.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
partof something that has been separated.
- noun A
representativeof a substance at large, often large and irregular.
- noun computing A
discretesegment of a file, stream, etc. (especially one that represents audiovisual media); a block.
- verb To
breakinto large pieces or chunks.
- verb slang To
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb put together indiscriminately
- noun a substantial amount
- noun a compact mass
- verb group or chunk together in a certain order or place side by side
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
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.
A significant chunk is for comments critical of officiating.
Rich chunk is slamming materialistic science, ie scientism and the materialistic scientists.
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.
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.