Lumper Lump"er, n. 1. One who lumps. [1913 Webster]

2. A laborer who is employed to load or unload vessels when in harbor. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

(employed in loading or unloading a ship),

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  • Lumper — und Splitter sind zwei Bezeichnungen für gegensätzliche Vorgehensweisen, wenn Einzelfälle klassifiziert, also streng definierten Kategorien zugeordnet werden müssen. Lumper gehen davon aus, dass die Unterschiede zwischen den zu klassifizierenden… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lumper — may refer to:* Gottfried Lumper (1747–1800), German Benedictine patristic writer * Lumper (taxonomy), an individual who takes a gestalt view of a definition …   Wikipedia

  • Lumper — Lump er, n. [Cf. {Lamper eel}.] (Zo[ o]l.) The European eelpout; called also {lumpen}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lumper — Lumper, Gottfried, geb. 1747 zu Füssen im Algau, war Präfect des Gymnasiums in Willingen u. Prior, Professor der Theologie u. Pfarrer in einem benachbarten Dorfe u. st. 1801. Er schr.: De vita, scriptis atque doctrina S. Patrum aliorumque… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • lumper — [lum′pər] n. [ LUMP1, vt. + ER] a laborer who helps to load and unload ships; longshoreman …   English World dictionary

  • lumper — Lumpen Lump en, n. 1. (Politics) same as {lumpenproletariat}. [PJC] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) The European eelpout; called also {lumper}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lumper — /ˈlʌmpə/ (say lumpuh) noun 1. → wharf lumper. 2. Chiefly Botany, Zoology someone who tends to aggregate categories in a classification system. Compare splitter (def. 3). {lump1 + er1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • lumper — noun Date: circa 1785 1. a laborer who handles freight or cargo 2. one who classifies organisms into large often variable taxonomic groups based on major characters compare splitter …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lumper — 1) a scientist who engages in lumping 2) a helper in the cod fishery of Newfoundland, either at sea or on shore …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • lumper — /lum peuhr/, n. 1. a day laborer employed to handle cargo, as fish or timber. 2. Biol. Informal. a taxonomist who believes that classifications should emphasize similarities among organisms and therefore favors large, inclusive taxa (opposed to… …   Universalium

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