Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun plural A gloomy, melancholy state of mind; depression. Often used with the.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural a gloomy mental state; same as 2nd dump{1}; -- used mostly in the phrase “in the dumps”.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Plural form of dump.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of dump.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an informal expression for a mildly depressed state

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Probably from Dutch domp, haze, from Middle Dutch damp, vapor.]

Examples

  • These figures become even more significant when it is realised that these dumps have surprisingly low recovery rates because the microbiological component of sulphide leaching was not realised at the time of the dumps’ construction.

    Chapter 6

  • Blog posts are often like that too, brain dumps full of chattiness without really going anywhere ...

    different answers

  • Blog posts are often like that too, brain dumps full of chattiness without really going anywhere ...

    different answers

  • Meanwhile, the perjured blob that is Clarence Thomas has helped free the TV, radio and mailbox for vast, undocumented money dumps from the likes of his manic, Jesus-crazed spouse.

    Jerry and Joe Long: Can Scum Save Us From Maniacs?

  • And P.S., another way to save your bananas from the dumps is to freeze them.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Meanwhile, the perjured blob that is Clarence Thomas has helped free the TV, radio and mailbox for vast, undocumented money dumps from the likes of his manic, Jesus-crazed spouse.

    Jerry and Joe Long: Can Scum Save Us From Maniacs?

  • And P.S., another way to save your bananas from the dumps is to freeze them.

    Banana Bread with Walnut Coffee Crumble

  • Meanwhile, the perjured blob that is Clarence Thomas has helped free the TV, radio and mailbox for vast, undocumented money dumps from the likes of his manic, Jesus-crazed spouse.

    Jerry and Joe Long: Can Scum Save Us From Maniacs?

  • As much as i appreciate the thought behind these waterfalls, do we really need spend our hard earned tax dollars on these luxuries when the economy is going down in dumps? — ekta

    New York City Waterfalls: Reader Photos - ArtsBeat Blog - NYTimes.com

  • No problem, except for the destitute underfed children searching in dumps for dinner scraps.

    duh pookie

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