(noun, verb)


1. a lump on the body caused by a blow

Definition categories: state, harm, hurt, injury, trauma

2. something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings

Similar word(s): bulge, excrescence, extrusion, gibbosity, gibbousness, hump, jut, prominence, protrusion, protuberance, swelling

Definition categories: shape, projection

3. an impact (as from a collision)

- the bump threw him off the bicycle

Similar word(s): blow

Definition categories: event, impact

Sentences with bump as a noun:

- the bump of veneration; the bump of acquisitiveness

- US presidential nominees get a post-convention bump in survey ratings.


1. knock against with force or violence

- My car bumped into the tree

Similar word(s): knock

Definition categories: contact, hit, strike

2. come upon, as if by accident; meet with

Similar word(s): chance, encounter, find, happen

Definition categories: possession

3. dance erotically or dance with the pelvis thrust forward

- bump and grind

Definition categories: motion, dance

4. assign to a lower position; reduce in rank

Similar word(s): break, demote, relegate

Definition categories: social, assign, delegate, depute, designate

5. remove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied

Similar word(s): dislodge

Definition categories: contact, displace

Sentences with bump as a verb:

- I bumped the font size up to make my document easier to read.