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Definition of LUMP

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Lump \Lump\ (l[u^]mp), n. [Cf. OD. lompe piece, mass. Cf. {Lunch}.]
     1. A small mass of matter of irregular shape; an irregular or shapeless mass; as, a lump of coal; a lump of iron ore. " A lump of cheese." --Piers Plowman. " This lump of clay."
        --Shak.
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     2. A mass or aggregation of things.
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     3. (Firearms) A projection beneath the breech end of a gun barrel. [1913 Webster]

     {In the lump},

     {In a lump}, the whole together; in gross.
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              They may buy them in the lump.        --Addison.

     {Lump coal}, coal in large lumps; -- the largest size brought from the mine.

     {Lump sum},
        (a) a gross sum without a specification of items; as, to award a lump sum in satisfaction of all claims and damages. (b) a single sum paid once in satisfaction of a claim, as contrasted with the alternate choice of several payments over a period of time; -- sometimes allowed, e.g., as an alternative to periodical pension payments for a lifetime. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Lump \Lump\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Lumped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Lumping}.]
     1. To throw into a mass; to unite in a body or sum without distinction of particulars. [1913 Webster]

              The expenses ought to be lumped together. --Ayliffe. [1913 Webster]

     2. To take in the gross; to speak of collectively. [1913 Webster]

              Not forgetting all others, . . . whom for brevity, but out of no resentment to you, I lump all together.                             --Sterne. [1913 Webster]

     3. To get along with as one can, although displeased; as, if he doesn't like it, he can lump it. [Low] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

314 Moby Thesaurus words for "lump":
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