Definition of Clump

1. Noun. A grouping of a number of similar things. "A cluster of admirers"

Exact synonyms: Bunch, Cluster, Clustering
Generic synonyms: Agglomeration
Specialized synonyms: Knot, Swad, Tuft, Tussock
Specialized synonyms: Northern Cross, Omega Centauri, Pleiades
Derivative terms: Bunch, Bunch, Bunchy, Cluster, Cluster, Cluster, Cluster

2. Verb. Make or move along with a sound as of a horse's hooves striking the ground. "The streets clump with cars "
Exact synonyms: Clop, Clunk, Plunk
Generic synonyms: Go, Sound
Derivative terms: Clunk, Plunk

3. Noun. A compact mass. ; "A ball of mud caught him on the shoulder"
Exact synonyms: Ball, Chunk, Clod, Glob, Lump
Specialized synonyms: Clot, Coagulum, Gob, Clew
Generic synonyms: Agglomeration
Derivative terms: Chunk, Chunky, Lumpy

4. Verb. Come together as in a cluster or flock. "The crowds clump in the streets"; "The poets constellate in this town every summer"

5. Noun. A heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects).
Exact synonyms: Clunk, Thud, Thump, Thumping
Generic synonyms: Sound
Derivative terms: Clunk, Clunky, Thud, Thud, Thud, Thump, Thump

6. Verb. Walk clumsily. "The streets clump with crowds"
Exact synonyms: Clomp
Generic synonyms: Walk

7. Verb. Gather or cause to gather into a cluster. ; "She bunched her fingers into a fist"
Exact synonyms: Bunch, Bunch Up, Bundle, Cluster
Generic synonyms: Form
Specialized synonyms: Agglomerate
Derivative terms: Bunch, Bundle, Bundle, Cluster, Clustering

Definition of Clump

1. n. An unshaped piece or mass of wood or other substance.

2. v. t. To arrange in a clump or clumps; to cluster; to group.

3. v. i. To tread clumsily; to clamp.

Definition of Clump

1. Noun. A cluster or lump ¹

2. Noun. A thick group or bunch, especially of bushes or hair. ¹

3. Noun. A dull thud. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To form clusters or lumps ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To gather into thick groups ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) To walk with a heavy footfalls. ¹

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Definition of Clump

1. to form into a thick mass [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Clump

1. To form into clusters, small aggregations, or groups. Origin: A.S. Clympre, a lump (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Clump

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Literary usage of Clump

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1. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"The word is really the same as the last, but applied to a 'clump' of people. See Rietz, who gives the Swed. dial, klubb, as meaning 'a clump, lump, ..."

2. Parts of the body in older Germanic and Scandinavian by Torild Washington Arnoldson (1916)
"FORM mA clump, BE CLUMSY AND AWKWARD; HIT AS WITH A clump: clump ALONG, WALK CLUMSILY OR HEAVILY 29.01. NE. dial. bucket to walk awkwardly, shamble, ..."

3. Public School Methods (1921)
"Clickety clump, Clickety clump, Clickety clump, as lame as could be. ... Clickety clump, Clickety clump, Clickety clump, and it was quite dark when they ..."

4. The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray by William Makepeace Thackeray, Leslie Stephen (1898)
"She must not go out, Mr. clump. She shall not go out as long as I remain to watch over ... What a little harpy that woman from Hampshire is, clump," Squills ..."

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