Definitions for: Clump


[n] a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)
[n] a grouping of a number of similar things; "a bunch of trees"; "a cluster of admirers"
[n] a compact mass; "a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder"
[v] gather or cause to gather into a cluster; "She bunched her fingers into a fist"; "The students bunched up at the registration desk"
[v] walk clumsily
[v] come together as in a cluster or flock; "The poets constellate in this town every summer"
[v] make or move along with a sound as of a horse's hooves striking the ground



Webster (1913) Definition: Clump (kl[u^]mp), n. [Cf. D. klomp lump, G. klump,
klumpen, Dan. klump, Sw. klump; perh. akin to L. globus, E.
globe. Cf. Club.]
1. An unshaped piece or mass of wood or other substance.

2. A cluster; a group; a thicket.

A clump of shrubby trees. --Hawthorne.

3. The compressed clay of coal strata. --Brande & C.


Clump, v. t.
To arrange in a clump or clumps; to cluster; to group.
--Blackmore.


Clump, v. i.
To tread clumsily; to clamp. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.

Synonyms: ball, bunch, bunch, bunch up, bundle, chunk, clod, clomp, clop, clunk, clunk, cluster, cluster, cluster, clustering, constellate, flock, glob, lump, plunk, thud, thump, thumping

See Also: agglomerate, agglomeration, bunch, bunch together, bunch up, clew, clot, coagulum, collect, congregate, form, gather, go, gob, huddle, huddle together, knot, Northern Cross, Omega Centauri, Pleiades, sound, sound, swad, tuft, tussock, walk

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