Definitions for: Plump


[n] the sound of a sudden heavy fall
[adv] (informal) straight down especially heavily or abruptly; "the anchor fell plump into the sea"; "we dropped the rock plump into the water"
[adj] euphemisms for slightly fat; "a generation ago...buxom actresses were popular"- Robt.A.Hamilton; "chubby babies"; "pleasingly plump"
[v] give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group or number; "I plumped for the losing candidates"
[v] make fat or plump; "We will plump out that poor starving child"
[v] set (something or oneself) down; "He planked the money on the table"; "He planked himself into the sofa"
[v] drop sharply; "The stock market plummeted"



Webster (1913) Definition: Plump, a.
Done or made plump, or suddenly and without reservation;
blunt; unreserved; direct; downright.

After the plump statement that the author was at
Erceldoune and spake with Thomas. --Saintsbury.


Plump (pl[u^]mp), a. [Compar. Plumper (-[~e]r);
superl. Plumpest.] [OE. plomp rude, clumsy; akin to D.
plomp, G., Dan., & Sw. plump; probably of imitative origin.
Cf. Plump, adv.]
Well rounded or filled out; full; fleshy; fat; as, a plump
baby; plump cheeks. --Shak.

The god of wine did his plump clusters bring. --T.
Carew.


Plump, n.
A knot; a cluster; a group; a crowd; a flock; as, a plump of
trees, fowls, or spears. [Obs.]

To visit islands and the plumps of men. --Chapman.


Plump, v. i. [Cf. D. plompen, G. plumpen, Sw. plumpa,
Dan. plumpe. See Plump, a.]
1. To grow plump; to swell out; as, her cheeks have plumped.

2. To drop or fall suddenly or heavily, all at
once.``Dulcissa plumps into a chair.'' --Spectator.

3. To give a plumper. See Plumper, 2.


Plump, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Plumped; p. pr. & vb. n.
Plumping.]
1. To make plump; to fill (out) or support; -- often with up.



To plump up the hollowness of their history with
improbable miracles. --Fuller.

2. To cast or let drop all at once, suddenly and heavily; as,
to plump a stone into water.

3. To give (a vote), as a plumper. See Plumper, 2.


Plump, adv. [Cf. D. plomp, interj., G. plump, plumps.
Cf. Plump, a. & v.]
Directly; suddenly; perpendicularly. ``Fall plump.'' --Beau.
& Fl.

Synonyms: buxom, chubby, embonpoint, fat, fat, fatten, fatten out, fatten up, fill out, flesh out, flump, go, plank, plonk, plop, plummet, plump down, plump out, plunk, plunk down, zaftig, zoftig

See Also: alter, change, choose, drop, feed, give, noise, pick out, place down, put down, select, set down, take

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