(noun, verb)


1. a compact mass

Similar word(s): ball, chunk, clod, clump, glob

Definition categories: group, agglomeration

2. an abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement

Similar word(s): puffiness, swelling

Definition categories: state, symptom, enlargement

3. an awkward stupid person

Similar word(s): clod, gawk, goon, lout, lubber, lummox, oaf, stumblebum

Definition categories: person

4. a large piece of something without definite shape

- a lump of coal

Similar word(s): hunk

Definition categories: object, part, piece

5. (informal, as plural) A beating or verbal abuse.

- He's taken his lumps over the years.

Sentences with lump as a noun:

- Stir the gravy until there are no more lumps.

- a lump of coal; a lump of clay; a lump of cheese

- The money arrived all at once as one big lump sum payment.

- Do you want one lump or two with your coffee?

- Don't just sit there like a lump.


1. put together indiscriminately

- lump together all the applicants

Similar word(s): chunk

Definition categories: contact, accumulate, amass, collect, compile, hoard

2. group or chunk together in a certain order or place side by side

Similar word(s): chunk, collocate

Definition categories: cognition, group

Sentences with lump as a verb:

- People tend to lump turtles and tortoises together, when in fact they are different creatures.