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Clump definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

1. A thick, short piece of wood, or other solid substance; a shapeless mass. Hence clumper, a clot or clod.
2. A cluster of trees or shrubs; formerly written plump. In some parts of England, it is an adjective signifying lazy, unhandy.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a grouping of a number of similar things; "a bunch of trees"; "a cluster of admirers" [syn: bunch, clump, cluster, clustering]
2: a compact mass; "a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder" [syn: ball, clod, glob, lump, clump, chunk]
3: a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects) [syn: thump, thumping, clump, clunk, thud] v
1: make or move along with a sound as of a horse's hooves striking the ground [syn: clop, clump, clunk, plunk]
2: come together as in a cluster or flock; "The poets constellate in this town every summer" [syn: cluster, constellate, flock, clump]
3: walk clumsily [syn: clump, clomp]
4: gather or cause to gather into a cluster; "She bunched her fingers into a fist" [syn: bunch, bunch up, bundle, cluster, clump]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: probably from Low German klump Date: circa 1586 1. a group of things clustered together <a clump of bushes> 2. a compact mass 3. a heavy tramping sound clumpy adjective II. verb Date: 1665 intransitive verb 1. to walk or move clumsily and noisily 2. to form clumps transitive verb to arrange in or cause to form clumps

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. 1 (foll. by of) a cluster of plants, esp. trees or shrubs. 2 an agglutinated mass of blood-cells etc. 3 a thick extra sole on a boot or shoe. --v. 1 a intr. form a clump. b tr. heap or plant together. 2 intr. (also clomp) walk with heavy tread. 3 tr. colloq. hit. Derivatives: clumpy adj. (clumpier, clumpiest). Etymology: MLG klumpe, MDu. klompe: see CLUB

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Clump Clump (kl[u^]mp), n. [Cf. D. klomp lump, G. klump, klumpen, Dan. klump, Sw. klump; perh. akin to L. globus, E. globe. Cf. Club.] 1. An unshaped piece or mass of wood or other substance. 2. A cluster; a group; a thicket. A clump of shrubby trees. --Hawthorne. 3. The compressed clay of coal strata. --Brande & C.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Clump Clump, v. t. To arrange in a clump or clumps; to cluster; to group. --Blackmore.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Clump Clump, v. i. To tread clumsily; to clamp. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(clumps, clumping, clumped) 1. A clump of things such as trees or plants is a small group of them growing together. ...a clump of trees bordering a side road. = cluster N-COUNT: oft N of n, in N in pl 2. A clump of things such as wires or hair is a group of them collected together in one place. I was combing my hair and it was just falling out in clumps. N-COUNT: oft N of n, in N in pl 3. If things clump together, they gather together and form small groups or lumps. Brown rice takes longer to cook but it doesn't clump together as easily as white rice. VERB: V together

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Cluster, bunch, group, assemblage, collection.

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

A lump. Clumpish; lumpish, stupid.

Moby Thesaurus

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