Definition of Sump

1. Noun. An oil reservoir in an internal combustion engine.

Generic synonyms: Reservoir



2. Noun. A well or other hole in which water has collected.
Generic synonyms: Well

3. Noun. A covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it.
Exact synonyms: Cesspit, Cesspool, Sink
Generic synonyms: Cistern

Definition of Sump

1. n. A round pit of stone, lined with clay, for receiving the metal on its first fusion.

Definition of Sump

1. Noun. A hollow or pit into which liquid drains, such as a cesspool, cesspit or sink. ¹

2. Noun. The lowest part of a mine shaft into which water drains. ¹

3. Noun. A completely flooded cave passage, sometimes passable by diving. ¹

4. Noun. (automotive) The crankcase or oil reservoir of an internal combustion engine. ¹

5. Noun. (nautical) The pit at the lowest point in a circulating or drainage system (FM 55-501). ¹

6. Noun. (construction) An intentional depression around a drain or scupper that promotes drainage. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) Of a cave passage, to end in a sump, or to fill completely with water on occasion. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sump

1. a low area serving as a drain or receptacle for liquids [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sump

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summum genus
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sumo wrestler
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sumotoris
sump (current term)
sump pits
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sumph
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