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Meaning of PLUMP

Pronunciation:  plump

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

PLUMP is a 5 letter word that starts with P.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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.
  3. \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.
  4. \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.
  5. \Plump\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Plumped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    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.
  6. \Plump\, adv. [Cf. D. plomp, interj., G. plump, plumps.
    Cf. {Plump}, a. & v.]
    Directly; suddenly; perpendicularly. ``Fall plump.'' --Beau.
    & Fl.
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