What is lump?

  • (verb): Group or chunk together in a certain order or place side by side.
    Synonyms: collocate, chunk
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "lump":

  • (noun): Abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement.
    Synonyms: swelling, puffiness
  • (noun): A large piece of something without definite shape.
    Example: "A lump of coal"
    Synonyms: hunk
  • (verb): Put together indiscriminately.
    Example: "Lump together all the applicants"
    Synonyms: chunk

Famous quotes containing the word lump:

    A poem ... begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.... It finds the thought and the thought finds the words.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    In this nadir of poetic repute, when the only verse that most people read from one year’s end to the next is what appears on greetings cards, it is well for us to stop and consider our poets.... Poets are the leaven in the lump of civilization.
    Elizabeth Janeway (b. 1913)

    A sparrow enters the tree,
    Whereon immediately
    A snow lump thrice his own slight size
    Descends on him and showers his head and eyes,
    And overturns him,
    Thomas Hardy (1840–1928)