Dump

Definition of Dump

Pronunciation: dŭmp
n.1.A thick, ill-shapen piece; a clumsy leaden counter used by boys in playing chuck farthing.
1.A dull, gloomy state of the mind; sadness; melancholy; low spirits or a mild depression; despondency; ill humor; - now used only in the plural.
March slowly on in solemn dump.
- Hudibras.
Doleful dumps the mind oppress.
- Shak.
I was musing in the midst of my dumps.
- Bunyan.
2.Absence of mind; revery.
3.A melancholy strain or tune in music; any tune.
4.An old kind of dance.
v. t.1.To knock heavily; to stump.
[imp. & p. p. Dumped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Dumping.]
2.To put or throw down with more or less of violence; hence, to unload from a cart by tilting it; as, to dump sand, coal, etc.
Dumping car
a railway car, or a cart, the body of which can be tilted to empty the contents; - called also dump car, or dump cart.
n.1.A car or boat for dumping refuse, etc.
2.A ground or place for dumping ashes, refuse, etc.
3.That which is dumped.
4.(Mining) A pile of ore or rock.
1.a coarse term for defecation.

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