Plumping
Plump Plump, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Plumped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Plumping}.] 1. To make plump; to fill (out) or support; -- often with up. [1913 Webster]

To plump up the hollowness of their history with improbable miracles. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

2. To cast or let drop all at once, suddenly and heavily; as, to plump a stone into water. [1913 Webster]

3. To give (a vote), as a plumper. See {Plumper}, 2. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • plumping — Floating Float ing, n. 1. (Weaving) Floating threads. See {Floating threads}, above. [1913 Webster] 2. The second coat of three coat plastering. Knight. [1913 Webster] 3. The process of rendering oysters and scallops plump by placing them in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plumping — adjective very large; of exceptional size for its kind (Freq. 1) won by a plumping majority • Similar to: ↑large, ↑big …   Useful english dictionary

  • plumping — plÊŒmp n. loud fall, loud crash; blow, stroke, hit v. fatten up; fluff, make plump adj. chubby; full figured; fattened; frank, sincere adv. with a loud noise, with a thump …   English contemporary dictionary

  • plump — [[t]plʌ̱mp[/t]] plumper, plumpest, plumps, plumping, plumped 1) ADJ GRADED (approval) You can describe someone or something as plump to indicate that they are rather fat or rounded, usually when you think this is a good quality. Maria was a… …   English dictionary

  • plump — I UK [plʌmp] / US adjective Word forms plump : adjective plump comparative plumper superlative plumpest 1) slightly fat, in a pleasant way. This word is often used to avoid saying fat, which is not considered polite a kind plump woman plump… …   English dictionary

  • fattening — Floating Float ing, n. 1. (Weaving) Floating threads. See {Floating threads}, above. [1913 Webster] 2. The second coat of three coat plastering. Knight. [1913 Webster] 3. The process of rendering oysters and scallops plump by placing them in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Floating — Float ing, n. 1. (Weaving) Floating threads. See {Floating threads}, above. [1913 Webster] 2. The second coat of three coat plastering. Knight. [1913 Webster] 3. The process of rendering oysters and scallops plump by placing them in fresh or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • laying out — Floating Float ing, n. 1. (Weaving) Floating threads. See {Floating threads}, above. [1913 Webster] 2. The second coat of three coat plastering. Knight. [1913 Webster] 3. The process of rendering oysters and scallops plump by placing them in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plump — Plump, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Plumped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Plumping}.] 1. To make plump; to fill (out) or support; often with up. [1913 Webster] To plump up the hollowness of their history with improbable miracles. Fuller. [1913 Webster] 2. To cast… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plumped — Plump Plump, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Plumped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Plumping}.] 1. To make plump; to fill (out) or support; often with up. [1913 Webster] To plump up the hollowness of their history with improbable miracles. Fuller. [1913 Webster] 2. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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