lump definition

  • noun:
    • An irregularly formed size or piece.
    • A small cube of sugar.
    • Pathology A swelling or little palpable size.
    • a group or totality; an aggregate.
    • you considered to be ungainly or dull-witted.
    • casual serious punishment or treatment, as a beating or an unsparing criticism: take an individual's lumps.
    • Informal One's just deserts; comeuppance: get a person's lumps.
    • Something that protrudes, stands apart, or sticks together; a cluster or blob; a mound, slope, or group.
    • a bunch, set, or device.
    • a little, shaped mass of sugar, typically about a teaspoonful.
    • A dull or sluggish person.
    • A beating or verbal punishment.
    • a tiny size of question of unusual form; an irregular or shapeless size
    • A mass or aggregation of things.
    • A projection underneath the breech end of a gun barrel.
    • A small mass; a relatively little aggregation or conglomeration of solid matter without regular form: as, a lump of ore, clay, or dough; to melt some coins into one lump.
    • A protuberant component; a knob, lot, or swelling: since, a lump raised on mind by a blow.
    • A blow.
    • A dull, stolid person.
    • In guns
    • The nipple-seat from the barrel.
    • In a break-joint breech-loader, an iron block from the barrel which descends into a recess inside action.
    • A bloom or loupe of malleable iron.
    • The lump-fish.
    • In mining, a coarse fragment of ore, coal, phosphate stone, or any of use mineral, as compared using fines, spalls, or elsewhere designated smaller pieces.
    • an awkward stupid individual
    • a big little bit of one thing without definite form
    • an abnormal protuberance or localized development
    • a compact mass
  • adjective:
    • Formed into lumps: lump sugar.
    • perhaps not damaged or split into components: a lump payment.
  • verb-transitive:
    • to construct in one single team without discrimination.
    • to maneuver with heavy clumsiness.
    • to help make into lumps.
    • Informal To tolerate (what must certanly be endured): like it or lump it.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to be lumpy.
    • To move heavily.
    • To throw into a mass; to unite in a body or amount without distinction of particulars.
    • to take the gross; to talk about collectively.
    • getting along side together can, although displeased.
  • idiom:
    • swelling in (one's) neck A feeling of constriction in neck due to emotion.
  • verb:
    • to deal with as an individual device; to group collectively.
    • team or amount collectively in a particular purchase or place side-by-side
    • put together indiscriminately
  • others:
    • to create into a mass; combine in a body or gross sum without distinction of particulars.
    • experience the lump, or collectively in gross; consider or get rid of into the gross.
    • to conquer severely.
    • to behave as a lumper; be used in running or unloading boats, as a stevedore.
    • to appear sullen or glum; sulk.
    • To just take without option; take “anyhow”: a word by itself of no definite signification, utilized in the phrase “if that you don't want it, you might lump it.”
    • Noting the coarser quality of bituminous coal that is picked out since it originates from the mine.
    • to show up larger by aggregation; bulk: because, he lumped big in public places imagination.

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