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My friend had a funny remark; he told me everybody has something - some people have a big butt, some people are insecure and at least you know what it is, even if it's a lump on your head. I know I have a lump on my head.
Karen Duffy

Meaning of "lump" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD LUMP

Probably related to early Dutch lompe piece, Scandinavian dialect lump block, Middle High German lumpe rag.
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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 LUMP

lump  [lʌmp] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LUMP

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Lump 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 lump in English.

WHAT DOES LUMP MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of lump in the English dictionary

The first definition of lump in the dictionary is a small solid mass without definite shape. Other definition of lump is any small swelling or tumour. Lump is also a collection of things; aggregate.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO LUMP

PRESENT

Present
I lump
you lump
he/she/it lumps
we lump
you lump
they lump
Present continuous
I am lumping
you are lumping
he/she/it is lumping
we are lumping
you are lumping
they are lumping
Present perfect
I have lumped
you have lumped
he/she/it has lumped
we have lumped
you have lumped
they have lumped
Present perfect continuous
I have been lumping
you have been lumping
he/she/it has been lumping
we have been lumping
you have been lumping
they have been lumping
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 lumped
you lumped
he/she/it lumped
we lumped
you lumped
they lumped
Past continuous
I was lumping
you were lumping
he/she/it was lumping
we were lumping
you were lumping
they were lumping
Past perfect
I had lumped
you had lumped
he/she/it had lumped
we had lumped
you had lumped
they had lumped
Past perfect continuous
I had been lumping
you had been lumping
he/she/it had been lumping
we had been lumping
you had been lumping
they had been lumping
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

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

CONDITIONAL

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

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you lump
we let´s lump
you lump
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to lump
Past participle
lumped
Present Participle
lumping
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 LUMP


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

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LUMP

lummy
lump hammer
lump labour
lump sugar
lump sum
lumpectomies
lumpectomy
lumpen
lumpenly
lumpenproletariat
lumper
lumpfish
lumpier
lumpiest
lumpily
lumpiness
lumpingly
lumpish
lumpishly
lumpishness

WORDS THAT END LIKE LUMP

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 lump in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «LUMP»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «lump» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of lump

Translation of «lump» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LUMP

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

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

bulto
570 millions of speakers

English

lump
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गांठ
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كُتْلَةٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

кусок
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

monte
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পিণ্ড
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

morceau
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ketulan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Klumpen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

덩어리
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lump
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cục
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கட்டி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ढीग
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yumru
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

blocco
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

grudka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

грудка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

bloc
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σβώλος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

knop
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

klump
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

klump
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of lump

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LUMP»

The term «lump» is very widely used and occupies the 19.700 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LUMP» OVER TIME

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «LUMP»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word lump.
1
Irving Babbitt
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.
2
Roseanne Barr
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.
3
Brenda Blethyn
It's the same as any role and I find that you can't lump characters together; because they all have different life experiences, different reasons for being the way they are.
4
Jane Welsh Carlyle
Teaching, I find, is not the most amusing thing on earth; in fact, with a stupid lump for a Pupil, it is about the most irksome.
5
Anna Chancellor
I'm always crying. I get a lump in my throat when I see intimacy between parents and their children.
6
Les Dawson
I'm the most unromantic lump of Northern suet. Yes, a woman did accost me once in South Shields, but she had a face like Red Rum.
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Karen Duffy
My friend had a funny remark; he told me everybody has something - some people have a big butt, some people are insecure and at least you know what it is, even if it's a lump on your head. I know I have a lump on my head.
8
Patrick Duffy
I had a lump on my face and had a big cancer thing removed.
9
John Dyer
I really enjoy squeezing out a big lump of paint directly onto the canvas and leaving it; fresh, immediate and sometimes shocking.
10
Jose Ferreira
It is intellectually dishonest to lump venture investors with hedge fund and buy-out investors.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LUMP»

Discover the use of lump in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to lump and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Lump of Coal
A lump of coal that wants to be an artist, but would settle for making decorative marks on a piece of grilled meat, rolls out of a forgotten bag of charcoal one winter and takes a spin through town seeking a miracle. 150,000 first printing.
Lemony Snicket, 2008
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Lump: The Dog Who Ate a Picasso
" "This is the background for a totally original book that offers an uncommonly sensitive portrait of Picasso. Lump was immortalized in a Picasso portrait painted on a plate the day they met, but that was just the beginning.
David Douglas Duncan, 2006
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Picasso and Lump: A Dachshund's Odyssey
Chronicles the heartwarming story of the relationship between renowned artist Pablo Picasso and his pet dachshund, Lump, a mutual love affair that developed when the dog, originally belonging to veteran photojournalist David Douglas Duncan, ...
David Douglas Duncan, Pablo Picasso, 2006
4
NMS Medicine
CASE 10 Breast Lump A 41-year-old white woman goes to her physician after discovering a lump in her left breast while doing a breast self-examination in the shower. She had thought in the past that she might have felt something in the same ...
Susan D. Wolfsthal, 2008
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International Construction Arbitration Law
C. LUMP SUM At the other end of the scale of pricing structures is the lump sum contract that entitles the contractor to a pre-agreed contract sum regardless of actual costs incurred, subject only to adjustment for variations to the works and in a ...
Jane Jenkins, Simon Stebbings, 2006
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The Lump in the Middle
As the "lump in the middle" between her "perfect" older sister and cute younger sister, Kelsey feels out of place in her family until she meets Gabe, whose affection gives her the confidence she needs at home.
Carole S. Adler, 1991
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Christmas - Philosophy for Everyone: Better Than a Lump of Coal
Offers thoughtful and humorous philosophical insights into the most widely celebrated holiday in the Western world Contributions come from a wide range of disciplines, including philosophy, theology, religious studies, English literature, ...
Scott C. Lowe, 2011
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Federal Estate & Gift Taxes: Code & Regulations: Including ...
If a lump sum distribution is paid with respect to the decedent under a plan described in §20.2039-2(b)(l) or (2) (a "qualified plan"), no amount payable with respect to the decedent under the plan is excludable from the decedent's gross estate ...
Cch Tax Law Editors, 2008
9
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
New rules that take effect in 2008 change the way pension plans calculate lump- sum distributions. The impact will be relatively small this year. But the reduction in future payouts, particularly for younger workers, could be substantial as the ...
10
Lump It Or Leave It
Lump It or Leave It, Florence King's latest volume of rapier-edged contemplations on American tomfoolery--er, values--takes on everything from the hazards of fame to the joys of menopause, with all of the bile and brio that has made her the ...
Florence King, 1991

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LUMP»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term lump is used in the context of the following news items.
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'Is Stephen Harper a lump?': What Google autocomplete tells us …
... a Canadian satirical news website, which published an article on Dec. 17, 2012 alleging President Barack Obama called Harper “a lump.”. «Globalnews.ca, Jul 15»
2
Thief steals charity boxes from Rochdale cafe after breaking in with …
Cafe owner Shelly Buxton said: “He's smashed the extraction unit off the wall outside and used a lump of concrete to break in. “He's had a good ... «Manchester Evening News, Jul 15»
3
Vocal Republic – A lump is not always a warning of breast cancer …
This lack of information about symptoms of breast cancer aside from the lump is enhancing well being danger for older ladies – say specialists. «Vocal Republic, Jul 15»
4
Escudero defends lump sums in nat'l budget
In a radio interview, Escudero, who chairs the Senate committee on finance, said there were indeed lump-sum appropriations in this year's ... «Inquirer.net, Jul 15»
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DSWD clarification: No P102.6-billion lump sum in its 2015 budget
MANILA -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Wednesday said it has no lump sum or discretionary funds ... «InterAksyon, Jul 15»
6
Activism is Terrorism: London Police Lump Occupy with Al-Qaida …
A counter-terrorism presentation to nursery, primary school teachers listed Occupy London activists as well as climate groups as threats to ... «teleSUR English, Jul 15»
7
Lump-sum payouts to beneficiary fund members 'illogical'
Currently, members of pension funds and retirement annuity funds are compelled to buy an annuity with at least two-thirds of their lump sum at ... «Independent Online, Jul 15»
8
High Court rules man with locked-in syndrome to receive €10m
A man who has locked-in syndrome after an operation at Cork University Hospital is to receive a lump sum payment of some € 10m for future ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»
9
Corporate Relocation Policy Topics and Trends: Lump Sums
lump_sum If you work with corporate transferees and relocation administrators you know “lump sums” are employer-provided funds meant to ... «RisMedia.com, Jul 15»
10
New IRS Guidance on Lump-Sum Windows
The IRS has changed its position on lump-sum windows for retirees in pay status. On July 9, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice ... «JD Supra, Jul 15»

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