Bump

Definition of Bump

Pronunciation: bŭmp; 215
v. t.1.To strike, as with or against anything large or solid; to thump; as, to bump the head against a wall.
[imp. & p. p. Bumped (bŭmpt); p. pr. & vb. n. Bumping.]
v. i.1.To come in violent contact with something; to thump.
n.1.A thump; a heavy blow.
2.A swelling or prominence, resulting from a bump or blow; a protuberance.
It had upon its brow
A bump as big as a young cockerel's stone.
- Shak.
3.(Phren.) One of the protuberances on the cranium which are associated with distinct faculties or affections of the mind; as, the bump of "veneration;" the bump of "acquisitiveness."
4.The act of striking the stern of the boat in advance with the prow of the boat following.
v. i.1.To make a loud, heavy, or hollow noise, as the bittern; to boom.
As a bittern bumps within a reed.
- Dryden.
n.1.The noise made by the bittern.

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