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Definition of Lump


  1. A small mass of matter of irregular shape; an irregular or shapeless mass; as, a lump of coal; a lump of iron ore.
  2. A mass or aggregation of things.
  3. A projection beneath the breech end of a gun barrel.
  4. To throw into a mass; to unite in a body or sum without distinction of particulars.
  5. To take in the gross; to speak of collectively.
  6. To get along with as one can, although displeased; as, if he does n't like it, he can lump it.

Lump Quotations

A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.
Robert Frost

A guy is a lump like a doughnut. So, first you gotta get rid of all the stuff his mom did to him. And then you gotta get rid of all that macho crap that they pick up from beer commercials. And then there's my personal favorite, the male ego.
Roseanne Barr

Sculpture is the art of the hole and the lump.
Auguste Rodin

The Moon! Artemis! the great goddess of the splendid past of men! Are you going to tell me she is a dead lump?
D. H. Lawrence

A person who has sympathy for mankind in the lump, faith in its future progress, and desire to serve the great cause of this progress, should be called not a humanist, but a humanitarian, and his creed may be designated as humanitarianism.
Irving Babbitt
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Lump Translations

lump in Afrikaans is massa, stuk
lump in Danish is brud, stykke, masse, brudstykke
lump in Dutch is prop, klont, klomp, bal, kluit, dot
lump in Finnish is kimpale, massa, pala
lump in Italian is cumulo, ammaccatura, gnocco
lump in Latin is offa
lump in Norwegian is klumpe, klump, hevelse
lump in Swedish is bit, sockerbitklimp, klump
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