Definition of "dump" []

  • To release or throw down in a large mass. (verb-transitive)
  • To empty (material) out of a container or vehicle: dumped the load of stones. (verb-transitive)
  • To empty out (a container or vehicle), as by overturning or tilting. (verb-transitive)
  • To get rid of; discard: a fine for dumping trash on public land; dumped the extra gear overboard. (verb-transitive)
  • Informal To discard or reject unceremoniously: dump an old friend. (verb-transitive)
  • To drop, fall, or let fall heavily or in a mass (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To empty (objects or material) out of a container (verb)
  • To unload, empty, or make empty (a container), as by tilting or overturning (verb)
  • To dispose of (verb)
  • To dispose of (waste, esp radioactive nuclear waste) in the sea or on land (verb)
  • To market (goods) in bulk and at low prices (verb)
  • To offer for sale large quantities of (goods) on foreign markets at low prices in order to maintain a high price in the home market and obtain a share of the foreign markets (verb)
  • To store (supplies, arms, etc) temporarily (verb)
  • To defecate (verb)
  • (of a wave) to hurl (a swimmer or surfer) down (verb)
  • To compact (bales of wool) by hydraulic pressure (verb)
  • To record (the contents of part or all of the memory) on a storage device, such as magnetic tape, at a series of points during a computer run (verb)
  • A place or area where waste materials are dumped (noun)
  • (in combination) (noun)
  • A pile or accumulation of rubbish (noun)
  • The act of dumping (noun)
  • A dirty or unkempt place (noun)
  • A place where weapons, supplies, etc, are stored (noun)
  • An act of defecation (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "dump" in a sentence
  • "I also keep what I call a "dump" file for each project and whether I am actively working on it or not, I capture ideas and information there."
  • "Technologically advanced landfills - the word "dump" now applies only to old-school holes in the ground - are expensive to design and operate."
  • "The day she squats in Times Square and takes a dump is the day she deserves media coverage."