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Definition of Hump


  1. A protuberance; especially, the protuberance formed by a crooked back.
  2. A fleshy protuberance on the back of an animal, as a camel or whale.
  3. To form into a hump; to make hump-shaped; to hunch; -- often with up.
  4. To put or carry on the (humped) back; to shoulder; hence, to carry, in general.
  5. To bend or gather together for strenuous effort, as in running; to do or effect by such effort; to exert; -- usually reflexively or with it; as, you must hump yourself.

Hump Quotations

He piled upon the whale's white hump the sum of all the general rage and hate felt by his whole race from Adam down; and then, as if his chest had been a mortar, he burst his hot heart's shell upon it.
Herman Melville

Do not free a camel of the burden of his hump; you may be freeing him from being a camel.
Gilbert K. Chesterton

I hump the wild to take it all in, there is no bag limit on happiness.
Ted Nugent

The thing that got me over the hump was accepting that I had to do whatever I could to stay in the game.
Dennis Eckersley

In my mind's eye, Shakespeare is a huge, hot sea-beast, with fire in his veins and ice on his claws and inscrutable eyes, who looks like an inchoate hump under the encrustations of live barnacle-commentaries, limpets and trailing weeds.
A. S. Byatt
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Hump Translations

hump in Danish is pukkel
hump in Dutch is bochel, bult
hump in French is bosse
hump in Norwegian is pukkel, kul
hump in Spanish is joroba