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Meaning of "sump" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SUMP

From Middle Dutch somp marsh.
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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 SUMP

sump  [sʌmp] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SUMP

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sump is 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.

WHAT DOES SUMP MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Sump

A sump is a low space that collects any often-undesirable liquids such as water or chemicals. A sump can also be an infiltration basin used to manage surface runoff water and recharge underground aquifers. Sump can also refer to an area in a cave where an underground flow of water exits the cave into the earth.

Definition of sump in the English dictionary

The first definition of sump in the dictionary is a receptacle, such as the lower part of the crankcase of an internal-combustion engine, into which liquids, esp lubricants, can drain to form a reservoir. Other definition of sump is a depression at the bottom of a shaft where water collects before it is pumped away. Sump is also the front portion of a shaft or tunnel, ahead of the main bore.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SUMP


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

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SUMP

summum bonum
sumo
sumo wrestler
sumo wrestling
sumoist
sumotori
sump oil
sumph
sumphish
sumphishness
sumpit
sumpsimus
sumpter
sumptuary
sumptuary law
sumptuosity
sumptuous
sumptuously
sumptuousness
sumpweed

WORDS THAT END LIKE SUMP

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 sump in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «sump» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SUMP

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

Translator English - Chinese

油底壳
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sumidero
570 millions of speakers

English

sump
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नाबदान
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مستنقع
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

поддон
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cárter
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

sump
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

puisard
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sump
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Sumpf
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

水だめ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

기름 통
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sump
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hầm chứa phân
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கழிவு நீர் சேகரிக்கும் பள்ளம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

साबण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

lağım çukuru
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sump
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

miski olejowej
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

піддон
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sump
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κάρτερ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vergaarbak
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sump
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sump
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sump

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SUMP»

The term «sump» is quite widely used and occupies the 25.387 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SUMP» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SUMP»

Discover the use of sump in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sump and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Popular Science
PS EXTRA! 4-PAGE SPECIAL REPORT Everything You Need to Know About Sump Pumps How to buy them, install them, and keep them ready and working for you By MACK PHILIPS With the high water and floods of 1972, countless ...
2
Construction Dewatering and Groundwater Control: New Methods ...
The boil should be kept balanced until the bottom pressure has been relieved by predrainage with wells or well- points, or perhaps by constructing a graveled sump some distance away. Excavation in or near a boil is not advisable since this  ...
J. Patrick Powers, Christine J. Herridge, 2007
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Metal Fabricator's Handbook
The reason is basic: A wet-sump system allows oil to be whipped by the crankshaft, robbing engine power in the process by creating drag on the crank. This is greatly reduced by a dry- sump system because the bulk of the oil is removed from ...
Ron Fournier, Sue Fournier, 1990
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The Complete Photo Guide To Home Repair: With 350 Projects ...
Test your sump pump prior to the rainy season or every few months if it is used more frequently. Slowly add water to the pit to start the pump. If the motor runs but the water drains slowly or not at all, then the inlet screen may be clogged. Always  ...
Creative Publishing International, 2004
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Visual Nursing: A Guide to Diseases, Skills, and Treatments
Tube choices may include the Levin, Salem sump, and Moss. Measuring nasogastric tube length The exit site of a percutaneous. NASOGASTRIC TUBE CARE Providing effective nasogastric (NG) tube care requires meticulous monitoring of ...
‎2008
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Pumping Station Design: Revised 3rd Edition
Sump Design Extreme caution should be exercised in the sump design, particularly as it relates to inlet conditions. A poor design will very likely result in an inability to develop the intended capacity of the pumps, contribute to or cause severe ...
Garr M. Jones, PE, DEE, Robert L. Sanks, PhD, PE, 2011
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Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009
When the sump has been set at a depth of zero, the sump elevation equals the invert of the deepest connected pipe. This grip can be dragged up or down. It affects the modeled sump depth in one of two ways depending on how your structure ...
James Wedding, P.E., Dana Probert, E.I.T., 2011
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Aviation Fuel Quality Control Procedures
Above Ground Tanks Open drain valve quickly and far enough to ensure that the settled contaminants at the tank low point (sump) are drawn into the drain line. Sufficient, but not excessive, quantity should be drained to ensure that the pipe ...
Jim Gammon, 2004
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Lippincott's Nursing Procedures
When using a Salem sump tube with suction, connect the larger, primary lumen ( for drainage and suction) to suction equipment and select appropriate setting, as ordered (usually low constant suction). If the practitioner doesn't specify the ...
‎2009
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Oil Mist Lubrication: Practical Applications
In the 1960s serious experimentation showed the feasibility of applying "dry sump" oil mist to antifriction bearings in virtually all categories of rotating machinery in petrochemical plants. The dry sump or pure mist method refers to the conveying ...
Heinz P. Bloch, Abdus Shamim, 1998

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SUMP»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sump is used in the context of the following news items.
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Editorial, 7/20: Sump pump crackdown justified
City officials are exploring the role that illegally connected sump pumps might have played in the disaster, and they should, even though the move might ... «Lincoln Journal Star, Jul 15»
2
Restoration companies flooded with calls about sump pump failures
"We're seeing a lot of sump pump failures, the sump pump can just not get the water away quickly enough. So we see the water backing up into the basement," ... «KAKE, Jul 15»
3
Toddler dies after falling into sump
The owner had left the sump open to fill water. ... The death came to light after the owner of the house, Kuppaswamy, went to close the sump later in the night. «The Hindu, Jul 15»
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Jal Parshad to monitor sump houses in city
PATNA: Bihar Rajya Jal Parshad (BRJP) will now monitor the city sump houses through CCTV cameras. The monitoring process at three important sump houses ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
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Two Md. residents are dead after using their sump pump
Saturday, a 29-year-old woman and her 4-year-old daughter were electrocuted outside their Chevy Chase home as they were using a sump pump to remove ... «WJLA, Jun 15»
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Excessive rain is wreaking havoc: Poopy water, overtaxed sump
"The sump pump is working hard, and it just happened that a couple weeks ago, I went out and bought one of those battery-operated pumps just in case the ... «Kankakee Daily Journal, Jun 15»
7
Check your sump pump before this weekend's rains
Plumbers said it's a good idea to check your sump pump before periods of heavy rain and to check the basement during rain storms to make sure water isn't ... «KMBC Kansas City, May 15»
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Incorrectly installed sump pumps cause problem in Colorado …
Heavy rains and the threat of basement flooding might have prompted some residents to install sump pumps, while homes with sump pumps have been kicked ... «Colorado Springs Gazette, May 15»
9
8-year-old girl found dead in school sump
BENGALURU: An eight-year-old girl was on Tuesday found dead in a sump at her government school in Pattandur Agrahara, Whitefield, southeast Benglauru. «Times of India, Apr 15»
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Child Rescued From 15-Foot-Deep Sump Pump Hole
According to his father, the boy found the sump pump while playing in his backyard. The dad says his son easily removed the top and then stepped in. Until that ... «KKTV 11 News, Mar 15»
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« EDUCALINGO. Sump [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/sump>. Jan 2019 ».
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