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DUMP

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dump mean? 

DUMP (noun)
  The noun DUMP has 4 senses:

1. a coarse term for defecation
2. a piece of land where waste materials are dumped
3. (computer science) a copy of the contents of a computer storage device; sometimes used in debugging programs
4. a place where supplies can be stored

  Familiarity information: DUMP used as a noun is uncommon.


DUMP (verb)
  The verb DUMP has 6 senses:

1. throw away as refuse
2. sever all ties with, usually unceremoniously or irresponsibly
3. sell at artificially low prices
4. drop (stuff) in a heap or mass
5. fall abruptly
6. knock down with force

  Familiarity information: DUMP used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


DUMP (noun)


Sense 1dump [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A coarse term for defecation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Synonyms:

dump; shit

Context example:

he took a shit

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

defecation; laxation; shitting (the elimination of fecal waste through the anus)


Sense 2dump [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A piece of land where waste materials are dumped

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

wasteyard; waste-yard; trash dump; rubbish dump; garbage dump; dumpsite; dump

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

land site; site (the piece of land on which something is located (or is to be located))

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

eitchen midden; kitchen midden; midden ((archeology) a mound of domestic refuse containing shells and animal bones marking the site of a prehistoric settlement)

garbage heap; junk heap; junk pile; refuse heap; rubbish heap; scrapheap; trash heap; trash pile (an accumulation of refuse and discarded matter)

toxic dumpsite; toxic waste dump; toxic waste site (a location where toxic wastes can be or have been disposed of (often illegally))


Sense 3dump [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(computer science) a copy of the contents of a computer storage device; sometimes used in debugging programs

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

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

copy; written matter (matter to be printed; exclusive of graphical materials)

Domain category:

computer science; computing (the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures)

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

core dump ((computer science) dump of the contents of the chief registers in the CPU; usually used for debugging)


Sense 4dump [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A place where supplies can be stored

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Context example:

an ammunition dump

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

depot; entrepot; storage; store; storehouse (a depository for goods)


DUMP (verb)


Sense 1dump [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Throw away as refuse

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context example:

No dumping in these woods!

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

cast aside; cast away; cast out; chuck out; discard; dispose; fling; put away; throw away; throw out; toss; toss away; toss out (throw or cast away)

Sentence frames:

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


Sense 2dump [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sever all ties with, usually unceremoniously or irresponsibly

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

dump; ditch

Context examples:

The company dumped him after many years of service / She dumped her boyfriend when she fell in love with a rich man

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

get rid of; remove (dispose of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 3dump [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sell at artificially low prices

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

underprice; dump

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

sell (exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent)

Sentence frames:

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


Sense 4dump [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Drop (stuff) in a heap or mass

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

The truck dumped the garbage in the street

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

drop (let fall to the ground)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

They dump the books into the box


Sense 5dump [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fall abruptly

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

dump; plunge

Context example:

It plunged to the bottom of the well

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

drop (to fall vertically)

Sentence frames:

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


Sense 6dump [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Knock down with force

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

coldcock; knock down; floor; deck; dump

Context example:

He decked his opponent

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

beat (hit repeatedly)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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