(noun, adjective, verb, adverb)


1. sufficiently fat so as to have a pleasing fullness of figure

- pleasingly plump

Similar word(s): fat, chubby, embonpoint

Sentences with plump as an adjective:

- a plump baby;  plump cheeks


1. straight down especially heavily or abruptly

- the anchor fell plump into the sea

- we dropped the rock plump into the water


1. the sound of a sudden heavy fall

Definition categories: event, noise

Sentences with plump as a noun:

- a plump of trees, fowls, or spears

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


1. drop sharply

Similar word(s): plummet

Definition categories: motion, drop

2. set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise

Similar word(s): flump, plank, plonk, plop, plunk

Definition categories: contact

3. make fat or plump

- We will plump out that poor starving child

Similar word(s): fat, fatten

Definition categories: consumption, alter, change, modify

4. give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group or number

- I plumped for the losing candidates

Similar word(s): go

Definition categories: cognition, choose, select, take

Sentences with plump as a verb:

- Her cheeks have plumped.

- to plump oysters or scallops by placing them in fresh or brackish water

- to plump a stone into water

- "A recent poll by the New York Times found that although most Brazilians plump for arch-rival Argentina as the team they most want to lose, the second-biggest group want Brazil itself to stumble." source: