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Definition of "chunk" []

  • A thick mass or piece: a chunk of ice. (noun)
  • Informal A substantial amount: won quite a chunk of money. (noun)
  • A strong stocky horse. (noun)
  • To form into chunks. (verb-transitive)
  • To make a dull clacking sound: listened to the rundown copier chunk along. (verb-intransitive)

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 "chunk" in a sentence
  • "As someone who spends a healthy if that's the word chunk of most weekends catching up on Friday night TV, here are some very strong arguments for even the most cabin-feverish among us to stay in this Friday night."
  • "Even if the 50,000-word chunk is good, it requires polishing and editing before it can be marketed."
  • "The rules will require that a greater portion of the payouts take the form of stock rather than cash and that a large chunk is deferred several years rather than paid immediately."