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CLUMP

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does clump mean? 

CLUMP (noun)
  The noun CLUMP has 3 senses:

1. a grouping of a number of similar things
2. a compact mass
3. a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)

  Familiarity information: CLUMP used as a noun is uncommon.


CLUMP (verb)
  The verb CLUMP has 4 senses:

1. make or move along with a sound as of a horse's hooves striking the ground
2. come together as in a cluster or flock
3. walk clumsily
4. gather or cause to gather into a cluster

  Familiarity information: CLUMP used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CLUMP (noun)


Sense 1clump [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A grouping of a number of similar things

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

clustering; cluster; clump; bunch

Context examples:

a bunch of trees / a cluster of admirers

Hypernyms ("clump" is a kind of...):

agglomeration (a jumbled collection or mass)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "clump"):

knot (a tight cluster of people or things)

swad (a bunch)

tuft; tussock (a bunch of hair or feathers or growing grass)

Instance hyponyms:

Northern Cross (a cluster of 5 bright stars forming a cross in the constellation Cygnus)

Omega Centauri (a global cluster in the constellation Centaurus)

Pleiades (a star cluster in the constellation Taurus)


Sense 2clump [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A compact mass

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

chunk; clod; glob; lump; clump; ball

Context example:

a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder

Hypernyms ("clump" is a kind of...):

agglomeration (a jumbled collection or mass)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "clump"):

clew (a ball of yarn or cord or thread)

gob (a lump of slimy stuff)

clot; coagulum (a lump of material formed from the content of a liquid)


Sense 3clump [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

clunk; thud; thump; thumping; clump

Hypernyms ("clump" is a kind of...):

sound (the sudden occurrence of an audible event)


CLUMP (verb)


Sense 1clump [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make or move along with a sound as of a horse's hooves striking the ground

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

clop; clump; clunk; plunk

Hypernyms (to "clump" is one way to...):

go; sound (make a certain noise or sound)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2clump [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Come together as in a cluster or flock

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

cluster; clump; constellate; flock

Context example:

The poets constellate in this town every summer

Hypernyms (to "clump" is one way to...):

assemble; foregather; forgather; gather; meet (collect in one place)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "clump"):

huddle; huddle together (crowd or draw together)

bunch; bunch together; bunch up (form into a bunch)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP

Sentence example:

The crowds clump in the streets


Sense 3clump [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Walk clumsily

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

clomp; clump

Hypernyms (to "clump" is one way to...):

walk (use one's feet to advance; advance by steps)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s

Sentence examples:

The crowds clump in the streets
The streets clump with crowds


Sense 4clump [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Gather or cause to gather into a cluster

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

cluster; bundle; bunch up; bunch; clump

Context example:

She bunched her fingers into a fist

Hypernyms (to "clump" is one way to...):

form (assume a form or shape)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "clump"):

agglomerate (form into one cluster)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP


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