Plump

Definition of Plump

Pronunciation: plŭmp
a.1.Well rounded or filled out; full; fleshy; fat; as, a plump baby; plump cheeks.
The god of wine did his plump clusters bring.
- T. Carew.
2.Done or made plump, or suddenly and without reservation; blunt; unreserved; direct; downright.
After the plump statement that the author was at Erceldoune and spake with Thomas.
- Saintsbury.
n.1.A knot; a cluster; a group; a crowd; a flock; as, a plump of trees, fowls, or spears.
To visit islands and the plumps of men.
- Chapman.
v. i.1.To grow plump; to swell out; as, her cheeks have plumped.
2.To drop or fall suddenly or heavily, all at once.
3.To give a plumper. See Plumper, 2.
v. t.1.To make plump; to fill (out) or support; - often with up.
[imp. & p. p. Plumped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Plumping.]
To plump up the hollowness of their history with improbable miracles.
- Fuller.
2.To cast or let drop all at once, suddenly and heavily; as, to plump a stone into water.
3.To give (a vote), as a plumper. See Plumper, 2.
adv.1.Directly; suddenly; perpendicularly.

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