Definitions for: Bump


[n] an impact (as from a collision); "the bump threw him off the bicycle"
[n] something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from a form
[n] a lump on the body caused by a blow
[v] knock against with force or violence; "My car bumped into the tree"
[v] remove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied; "The new employee dislodged her by moving into her office space"
[v] dance erotically, as in"bump and grind": dance with the pelvis thrust forward
[v] come upon, as if by accident; meet with; "We find this idea in Plato"; "I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here"; "She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day"
[v] assign to a lower position; reduce in rank; "She was demoted because she always speaks up"



Webster (1913) Definition: Bump, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bumped; p. pr. & vb. n.
Bumping.] [Cf. W. pwmp round mass, pwmpiaw to thump, bang,
and E. bum, v. i., boom to roar.]
To strike, as with or against anything large or solid; to
thump; as, to bump the head against a wall.


Bump, v. i.
To come in violent contact with something; to thump.
``Bumping and jumping.'' --Southey.


Bump, n. [From Bump to strike, to thump.]
1. A thump; a heavy blow.

2. A swelling or prominence, resulting from a bump or blow; a
protuberance.

It had upon its brow A bump as big as a young
cockerel's stone. --Shak.

3. (Phren.) One of the protuberances on the cranium which are
associated with distinct faculties or affections of the
mind; as, the bump of ``veneration;'' the bump of
``acquisitiveness.'' [Colloq.]

4. The act of striking the stern of the boat in advance with
the prow of the boat following. [Eng.]


Bump, v. i. [See Boom to roar.]
To make a loud, heavy, or hollow noise, as the bittern; to
boom.

As a bittern bumps within a reed. --Dryden.


Bump, n.
The noise made by the bittern.

Synonyms: blow, break, bulge, chance, demote, dislodge, displace, encounter, excrescence, extrusion, find, gibbosity, gibbousness, happen, hump, jut, kick downstairs, knock, prominence, protrusion, protuberance, relegate

Antonyms: advance, elevate, kick upstairs, promote, raise, upgrade

See Also: assign, bang, bash, batter, belly, belt, boot out, buffet, buffeting, bump into, bump off, butt against, caput, chuck out, collide with, concussion, dance, delegate, depute, designate, dispatch, eject, exclude, expel, frontal eminence, harm, hit, hit, hurt, impact, impinge on, injury, jar, jar against, jolt, jounce, kick out, knock, knock about, knock against, murder, nub, occipital protuberance, polish off, pounding, projection, rap, reduce, remove, run into, slap, slay, smack, smash, strike, strike, tap, throw, throw out, trauma, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe, turf out, turn out, wart

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