Definition of "hump" [hump]

  • A rounded mass or protuberance, such as the fleshy structure on the back of a camel or of some cattle. (noun)
  • A deformity of the back in humans caused by an abnormal convex curvature of the upper spine. (noun)
  • Vulgar Slang The act or an instance of having sexual intercourse. (noun)
  • A low mound of earth; a hummock. (noun)
  • A mountain range. (noun)

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.

Use "hump" in a sentence
  • "“Ah, madame!” said Butscha, “what you call my hump is the socket of my wings.”"
  • "But in Chicago, he was an assistant with a Bulls team that couldn't get over the title hump when he was chosen to replace Doug Collins."
  • "Behind this is the thickest part of the body, which tapers off till there is another rise which we call the hump, in the shape of a pyramid -- then commences the"