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LUMP

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does lump mean? 

LUMP (noun)
  The noun LUMP has 4 senses:

1. a large piece of something without definite shape
2. a compact mass
3. abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement
4. an awkward stupid person

  Familiarity information: LUMP used as a noun is uncommon.


LUMP (verb)
  The verb LUMP has 2 senses:

1. put together indiscriminately
2. group or chunk together in a certain order or place side by side

  Familiarity information: LUMP used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


LUMP (noun)


Sense 1lump [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A large piece of something without definite shape

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

lump; hunk

Context examples:

a hunk of bread / a lump of coal

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

part; piece (a portion of a natural object)

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

nodule ((mineralogy) a small rounded lump of mineral substance (usually harder than the surrounding rock or sediment))

nugget (a solid lump of a precious metal (especially gold) as found in the earth)


Sense 2lump [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 ("lump" is a kind of...):

agglomeration (a jumbled collection or mass)

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

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

gob (a lump of slimy stuff)

clew (a ball of yarn or cord or thread)


Sense 3lump [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

swelling; puffiness; lump

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

symptom ((medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease)

enlargement (the state of being enlarged)

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

oscheocele; oscheocoele (swelling of the scrotum)

lymphogranuloma (swelling of a lymph node)

iridoncus (swelling of the iris of the eye)

intumescence; intumescency (swelling up with blood or other fluids (as with congestion))

haematocele; haematocoele; hematocele; hematocoele (swelling caused by blood collecting in a body cavity (especially a swelling of the membrane covering the testis))

dropsy; edema; hydrops; oedema (swelling from excessive accumulation of serous fluid in tissue)

bunion (a painful swelling of the bursa of the first joint of the big toe)

bloat (swelling of the rumen or intestinal tract of domestic animals caused by excessive gas)

spermatocele (a swelling on the epididymis or the testis; usually contains spermatozoa)

tumidity; tumidness (slight swelling of an organ or part)


Sense 4lump [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An awkward stupid person

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

oaf; lummox; lubber; lout; goon; gawk; clod; stumblebum; lump

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

clumsy person (a person with poor motor coordination)


LUMP (verb)


Sense 1lump [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Put together indiscriminately

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

chunk; lump

Context example:

lump together all the applicants

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

accumulate; amass; collect; compile; hoard; pile up; roll up (get or gather together)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 2lump [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Group or chunk together in a certain order or place side by side

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

chunk; collocate; lump

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

group (arrange into a group or groups)

Sentence frames:

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


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