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Meaning of DUMP

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WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (computer science) a copy of the contents of a computer storage device; sometimes used in debugging programs
  2. [n]  a piece of land where waste materials are dumped
  3. [n]  a coarse term for defecation; "he took a shit"
  4. [v]  knock down with force; "He decked his opponent"
  5. [v]  fall abruptly; "It plunged to the bottom of the well"
  6. [v]  drop in a heap or mass
  7. [v]  sever all ties with, usually unceremoniously or irresponsibly; "The company dumped him after many years of service"; "She dumped her boyfriend when she fell in love with a rich man"
  8. [v]  as of refuse; "No dumping in these woods!"
  9. [v]  sell at artificially low prices

DUMP is a 4 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: coldcock, deck, ditch, dumpsite, floor, garbage dump, knock down, plunge, rubbish dump, shit, trash dump, underprice, wasteyard
 See Also: beat, cast aside, cast away, cast out, chuck out, copy, core dump, defecation, discard, dispose, drop, eitchen midden, fling, garbage heap, get rid of, junk heap, junk pile, kitchen midden, land site, laxation, midden, put away, refuse heap, remove, rubbish heap, scrapheap, sell, shitting, site, throw away, throw out, toss, toss away, toss out, toxic dumpsite, toxic waste dump, toxic waste site, trash heap, trash pile, written matter



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dump\, n. [See {Dumpling}.]
    A thick, ill-shapen piece; a clumsy leaden counter used by
    boys in playing chuck farthing. [Eng.] --Smart.
  2. \Dump\, n. [Cf. dial. Sw. dumpin melancholy, Dan. dump
    dull, low, D. dompig damp, G. dumpf damp, dull, gloomy, and
    E. damp, or rather perh. dump, v. t. Cf. {Damp}, or {Dump},
    v. t.]
    1. A dull, gloomy state of the mind; sadness; melancholy; low
       spirits; despondency; ill humor; -- now used only in the
             March slowly on in solemn dump.       --Hudibras.
             Doleful dumps the mind oppress.       --Shak.
             I was musing in the midst of my dumps. --Bunyan.
    Note: The ludicrous associations now attached to this word
          did not originally belong to it. ``Holland's
          translation of Livy represents the Romans as being `in
          the dumps' after the battle of Cann[ae].'' --Trench.
    2. Absence of mind; revery. --Locke.
    3. A melancholy strain or tune in music; any tune. [Obs.]
       ``Tune a deploring dump.'' ``Play me some merry dump.''
    4. An old kind of dance. [Obs.] --Nares.
  3. \Dump\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dumped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Dumping}.] [OE. dumpen to throw down, fall down, cf. Icel.
    dumpa to thump, Dan. dumpe to fall suddenly, rush, dial. Sw.
    dimpa to fall down plump. Cf. {Dump} sadness.]
    1. To knock heavily; to stump. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.
    2. To put or throw down with more or less of violence; hence,
       to unload from a cart by tilting it; as, to dump sand,
       coal, etc. [U.S.] --Bartlett.
    {Dumping car} or {cart}, a railway car, or a cart, the body
       of which can be tilted to empty the contents; -- called
       also {dump car}, or {dump cart}.
  4. \Dump\, n.
    1. A car or boat for dumping refuse, etc.
    2. A ground or place for dumping ashes, refuse, etc.
    3. That which is dumped.
    4. (Mining) A pile of ore or rock.
Computing Dictionary

1. An undigested and voluminous mass of information about a problem or the state of a system, especially one routed to the slowest available output device (compare core dump), and most especially one consisting of hexadecimal or octal runes describing the byte-by-byte state of memory, mass storage, or some file. In elder days, debugging was generally done by "groveling over" a dump (see grovel); increasing use of high-level languages and interactive debuggers has made such tedium uncommon, and the term "dump" now has a faintly archaic flavour.

2. A backup. This usage is typical only at large time-sharing installations.

unix manual page: dump(1).

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