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PLUMP

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does plump mean? 

PLUMP (noun)
  The noun PLUMP has 1 sense:

1. the sound of a sudden heavy fall

  Familiarity information: PLUMP used as a noun is very rare.


PLUMP (adjective)
  The adjective PLUMP has 1 sense:

1. euphemisms for slightly fat

  Familiarity information: PLUMP used as an adjective is very rare.


PLUMP (verb)
  The verb PLUMP has 4 senses:

1. drop sharply
2. set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise
3. make fat or plump
4. give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group or number

  Familiarity information: PLUMP used as a verb is uncommon.


PLUMP (adverb)
  The adverb PLUMP has 1 sense:

1. straight down especially heavily or abruptly

  Familiarity information: PLUMP used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PLUMP (noun)


Sense 1plump [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The sound of a sudden heavy fall

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

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

noise (sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound))


PLUMP (adjective)


Sense 1plump [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Euphemisms for slightly fat

Synonyms:

zoftig; zaftig; plump; embonpoint; chubby; buxom

Context examples:

a generation ago...buxom actresses were popular / chubby babies / pleasingly plump

Similar:

fat (having much flesh (especially fat))


PLUMP (verb)


Sense 1plump [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Drop sharply

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

plummet; plump

Context example:

The stock market plummeted

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

drop (to fall vertically)

Sentence frames:

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

Sentence example:

The stock market is going to plump


Sense 2plump [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

plonk; plunk down; flump; plank; plump; plump down; plunk; plop

Context examples:

He planked the money on the table / He planked himself into the sofa

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

place down; put down; set down (cause to sit or seat or be in a settled position or place)

Sentence frames:

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


Sense 3plump [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make fat or plump

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Synonyms:

fat; fatten; fatten out; fatten up; flesh out; plump out; plump; fill out

Context example:

We will plump out that poor starving child

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

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

"Plump" entails doing...:

feed; give (give food to)

Sentence frames:

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


Sense 4plump [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group or number

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

plump; go

Context example:

I plumped for the losing candidates

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

choose; pick out; select; take (pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives)

Sentence frames:

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


PLUMP (adverb)


Sense 1plump [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Straight down especially heavily or abruptly

Context examples:

the anchor fell plump into the sea / we dropped the rock plump into the water

Domain usage:

colloquialism (a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech)


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