Clump
Clump Clump (kl[u^]mp), n. [Cf. D. klomp lump, G. klump, klumpen, Dan. klump, Sw. klump; perh. akin to L. globus, E. globe. Cf. {Club}.] 1. An unshaped piece or mass of wood or other substance. [1913 Webster]

2. A cluster; a group; a thicket. [1913 Webster]

A clump of shrubby trees. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]

3. The compressed clay of coal strata. --Brande & C. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Clump — Clump, v. t. To arrange in a clump or clumps; to cluster; to group. Blackmore. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clump — [n1] mass of something array, batch, blob, body, bunch, bundle, chunk, cluster, clutter, gob, group, hodgepodge, hunk, jumble, knot, lot, lump, nugget, parcel, set, shock, wad; concepts 432,470 clump [n2] thumping noise clatter, clomp, galumph,… …   New thesaurus

  • Clump — Clump, v. i. To tread clumsily; to clamp. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clump — ► NOUN 1) a small group of trees or plants growing closely together. 2) a compacted mass or lump of something. 3) another term for CLOMP(Cf. ↑clomp). ► VERB 1) form into a clump or mass. 2) another term f …   English terms dictionary

  • clump — [klump] n. [< Du klomp or LowG klump: for IE base see CLUB] 1. a lump; mass 2. a mass of bacteria 3. a cluster, as of shrubs or trees 4. the sound of heavy footsteps vi. 1. to walk heavily; tramp …   English World dictionary

  • clump — index aggregate, assemblage, bulk Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • clump — clump1 [klʌmp] n [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: Probably from Low German klump] 1.) a group of trees, bushes, or other plants growing very close together clump of ▪ a thick clump of grass in a clump ▪ The roses were planted in clumps across the park.… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • clump — clump1 [ klʌmp ] noun 1. ) count a group of trees or plants growing very close together a ) MAINLY LITERARY a group of people or things very close together b ) a mass of a substance: a clump of hair/earth 2. ) singular the sound of heavy steps… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • clump — I UK [klʌmp] / US noun Word forms clump : singular clump plural clumps 1) [countable] a group of trees or plants growing very close together a) mainly literary a group of people or things very close together b) a mass of a substance a clump of… …   English dictionary

  • clump — {{11}}clump (n.) 1580s, lump, cluster of trees, from M.E. clompe a lump (c.1300), from Du. klomp lump, mass, or M.L.G. klumpe clog, wooden shoe. O.E. had clympre lump, mass of metal. {{12}}clump (v.1) to heap or gather in clumps (trans.), 1824,… …   Etymology dictionary

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