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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

Meaning of "hump" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD HUMP

Probably from earlier humpbacked.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF HUMP

hump  [hʌmp] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HUMP

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Hump is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb hump in English.

WHAT DOES HUMP MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of hump in the English dictionary

The first definition of hump in the dictionary is a rounded protuberance or projection, as of earth, sand, etc. Other definition of hump is a rounded deformity of the back in persons with kyphosis, consisting of a convex spinal curvature. Hump is also a rounded protuberance on the back of a camel or related animal.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO HUMP

PRESENT

Present
I hump
you hump
he/she/it humps
we hump
you hump
they hump
Present continuous
I am humping
you are humping
he/she/it is humping
we are humping
you are humping
they are humping
Present perfect
I have humped
you have humped
he/she/it has humped
we have humped
you have humped
they have humped
Present perfect continuous
I have been humping
you have been humping
he/she/it has been humping
we have been humping
you have been humping
they have been humping
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I humped
you humped
he/she/it humped
we humped
you humped
they humped
Past continuous
I was humping
you were humping
he/she/it was humping
we were humping
you were humping
they were humping
Past perfect
I had humped
you had humped
he/she/it had humped
we had humped
you had humped
they had humped
Past perfect continuous
I had been humping
you had been humping
he/she/it had been humping
we had been humping
you had been humping
they had been humping
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will hump
you will hump
he/she/it will hump
we will hump
you will hump
they will hump
Future continuous
I will be humping
you will be humping
he/she/it will be humping
we will be humping
you will be humping
they will be humping
Future perfect
I will have humped
you will have humped
he/she/it will have humped
we will have humped
you will have humped
they will have humped
Future perfect continuous
I will have been humping
you will have been humping
he/she/it will have been humping
we will have been humping
you will have been humping
they will have been humping
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would hump
you would hump
he/she/it would hump
we would hump
you would hump
they would hump
Conditional continuous
I would be humping
you would be humping
he/she/it would be humping
we would be humping
you would be humping
they would be humping
Conditional perfect
I would have hump
you would have hump
he/she/it would have hump
we would have hump
you would have hump
they would have hump
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been humping
you would have been humping
he/she/it would have been humping
we would have been humping
you would have been humping
they would have been humping
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you hump
we let´s hump
you hump
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to hump
Past participle
humped
Present Participle
humping
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HUMP


bump
bʌmp
chump
tʃʌmp
clump
klʌmp
crump
krʌmp
dump
dʌmp
flump
flʌmp
gump
ɡʌmp
high-jump
ˈhaɪˌdʒʌmp
jump
dʒʌmp
lump
lʌmp
plump
plʌmp
pump
pʌmp
rump
rʌmp
slump
slʌmp
stump
stʌmp
sump
sʌmp
thump
θʌmp
trump
trʌmp
tump
tʌmp
ump
ʌmp

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HUMP

humoursomeness
hump bluey
hump day
hump one´s swag
humpback
humpback bridge
humpback whale
humpbacked
humpbacked bridge
humper
Humperdinck
humph
Humphrey
Humphreys Peak
Humphries
humpier
humpies
humpiest
humpiness
humpless

WORDS THAT END LIKE HUMP

air pump
bicycle pump
breast pump
broad jump
fist bump
fuel pump
gas pump
heat pump
high jump
long jump
on the jump
on the stump
parachute jump
petrol pump
refuse dump
suction pump
the black stump
the high jump
the lump
vacuum pump

Synonyms and antonyms of hump in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «HUMP»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «hump» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of hump
arch · bulge · bump · carry · curve · heave · hoist · humph · hunch · knob · lift · lug · lump · mound · projection · protrusion · protuberance · shoulder · swelling · tense

Translation of «hump» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HUMP

Find out the translation of hump to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of hump from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «hump» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

小山丘
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

montículo
570 millions of speakers

English

hump
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कूबड़
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سنام
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

горб
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

elevação
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কুঁজ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

bosse
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bonggol
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Hügel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

低い円丘
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

작은 언덕
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Hump
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bẻ cong
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

திமில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कुबड
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kambur
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

dosso
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

garb
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

горб
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cocoașă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

καμπούρα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

bult
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

puckel
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hump
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of hump

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HUMP»

The term «hump» is very widely used and occupies the 12.774 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HUMP» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «hump» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «hump» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about hump

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8 QUOTES WITH «HUMP»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word hump.
1
A. S. Byatt
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.
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Dennis Eckersley
The thing that got me over the hump was accepting that I had to do whatever I could to stay in the game.
3
Uta Hagen
We were not allowed to say, Screw, but we could say, hump the hostess, because hump is in Shakespeare.
4
Jon Katz
It's natural canine behavior to chew on all sorts of things, roll in other animals' droppings, hump and fight other dogs, menace anything that invades the home. All these behaviors can be curbed, but that takes a lot of work. Trainers say it requires nearly 2,000 repetitions of a behavior for a dog to completely absorb it.
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Mitch Lasky
Free-to-play isn't a business model. Free-to-play is a marketing strategy. It's a way to get people over the hump of trying out your game. It gets rid of the friction that happens when you charge an upfront fee.
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Herman Melville
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.
7
Ted Nugent
I hump the wild to take it all in, there is no bag limit on happiness.
8
Earl Weaver
The only thing that matters is what happens on the little hump out in the middle of the field.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HUMP»

Discover the use of hump in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to hump and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Hump: True Tales of Sex After Kids
Hump is organized into thought-providing sections, including chapters such as: --“Back in the Saddle” (first-time-after-childbirth sex) --“I touch myself” (self—ahem—explanatory) --“Snip!” (vasectomies) --“Snap!” (what ...
Kimberly Ford, 2008
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Flying the Hump: In Original Wwii Color
Many Hump pilots shared their personal recollections of rare photos and many untold stories to comprise this book of seat-of-the-pants flying.
Jeffrey L. Ethell, Don Downie, 2004
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China Airlift-- the Hump: China's Aerial Lifeline, the ...
China's Aerial Lifeline, the Beginning of the China- Burma-India Hump Pilots Association. come a science, with precision instruments and equipment specially designed to save downed aircrewmen. In the jungle environment of Vietnam in the ...
‎1991
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Flying the Hump: Memories of an Air War
Dozens of photographs, most taken by Hump airmen, show the glory and tragedy of this great air war. This book will be an important addition to the libraries of the general reader as well as the military historian.
Otha C. Spencer, 1994
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The Hump: America's Strategy for Keeping China in World War II
"[In this work] the first concentrated historical study of the world's first sustained combat airlift operation, John D. Plating argues that the Hump airlift was initially undertaken to serve as a display of American support for its Chinese ...
John D. Plating, 2011
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How the Camel Got Its Hump
Witty stories from around the world, and by the great writer Rudyard Kipling, "explain" how the camel got its hump. Fascinating facts about the camel round out this colorful book!
Justine Fontes, Ron Fontes, 2013
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How the Camel Got His Hump
This graphic adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's tale relates how a djinn punished the camel's laziness by giving him a hump.
Rudyard Kipling, 2013
8
Everest: The Ultimate Hump
The satiric and irreverent humor of Tami Knight, hurled at the mother of all mountains. Everest, sacred and hallowed, is the big stuff of extreme adventure. By golly, it's the ultimate hump of the known mountaineering universe.
Tami Knight, 1999
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Sexual Fitness: The Ultimate Guide to Pump While You Hump, ...
SEXUAL FITNESS is a quick reference funny-read-for-the-bedroom "sexercise" workout routine catalyst. As entertaining as they come, SEXUAL FITNESS also strives to give you an incredible and ass-kicking challenge.
D. J. Gugenheim, Marc Fellner-Erez, Anat Fellner-Erez, 2014
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LIFE
A CHINA-BOUND C-46 STARTS OVER THE STORMSWEPT HIMALAYAN HUMP WHICH BEGINS IN BURMA EAST OF THE SALWEEN RIVER WITH A CLUSTER OF 18,000-FOOT PEAKS ...

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HUMP»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term hump is used in the context of the following news items.
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KSTV - Is UK ready to get over the hump this season? - cn|2
During his appearance at SEC Media Days, UK head coach Mark Stoops said he's not putting a number on the wins his team needs to see ... «cn|2, Jul 15»
2
Clark Hollow Ramblings: Hump day for the garden | Rappahannock …
I think I need to change my opinion about something I wrote. And, no, this has nothing to do with fixing things that aren't broke. I wrote in this ... «Rappahannock News, Jul 15»
3
Kentucky looking to get over the hump - SEC Blog - ESPN
HOOVER, Ala. -- Kentucky came close: a penalty here, a missed tackle there. One bounce of the ball might have been the difference between a ... «ESPN, Jul 15»
4
Heritage Hump Day: Windigo - "The Ballad of Reichen Overgraaben …
Every Wednesday is Heritage Hump Day! That's because every Wednesday (give or take) from now to the end of the year or before someone ... «Phoenix New Times, Jul 15»
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Hump Day Wild Card -- 7.15.15 | The Spokesman-Review
I wonder why people think they simply can pet someone else's dog without asking? Last night, Mrs. O, Huckleberry & I were enjoying Celtic ... «The Spokesman Review, Jul 15»
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Power Through Hump Day With This Peggy Olson/Drake Mashup
That's right, it's only Wednesday. HOW? Power through your midweek blues/exhaustion/neurosis with this impeccable mashup of Peggy ... «The Frisky, Jul 15»
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Hump Day with Humphrey: Humphrey vs. the water - The Pampa …
Hump Day with Humphrey: Humphrey vs. the water. Story · Comments · Image (2). Print: Create a hardcopy of this page; Font Size: Default font ... «Pampa News, Jul 15»
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Hump Day Deals: 52 Free Online Courses, Cheap Lingerie, 12 …
Hump day (AKA Wednesday) is arguably the most boring day of the week. So why not liven things up by grabbing one of these nifty online ... «Lifehacker Australia, Jul 15»
9
Looks like nice weather for hump day
It's going to be a nice day on Wednesday – sunny and a high of 23. Why not take the kids out to one of the city's local splash pads? File photo. «NorthernLife.ca, Jul 15»
10
Speed hump removal among 'priority projects' to be boosted by …
Thousands of pounds 'not spent' by Sheffield Council is to be used to fund projects including removing speed humps. A report to the authority ... «The Star, Jul 15»

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