Definition of "lump" []

  • An irregularly shaped mass or piece. (noun)
  • A small cube of sugar. (noun)
  • Pathology A swelling or small palpable mass. (noun)
  • A collection or totality; an aggregate. (noun)
  • A person regarded as ungainly or dull-witted. (noun)
  • A small solid mass without definite shape (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.

  • Any small swelling or tumour (noun)
  • A collection of things; aggregate (noun)
  • An awkward, heavy, or stupid person (noun)
  • Punishment, defeat, or reverses (noun)
  • In the form of a lump or lumps (noun)
  • To collect into a mass or group (verb)
  • To grow into lumps or become lumpy (verb)
  • To consider as a single group, often without justification (verb)
  • To make or cause lumps in or on (verb)
  • To move or proceed in a heavy manner (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "lump" in a sentence
  • "Should that fail, I have no doubt that it will remain a testament to the culinary incompetence of one man, a man whose name will be lost to history many years after the apocalypse when the mysterious lump is unearthed by puzzled scientists."
  • "Once the lump is found, you jump on that merry-go-round of terrifying medical intervention."
  • "Sometimes a lump is just a lump … hope so in this case."