plump
I. verb Etymology: Middle English Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. to drop, sink, or come in contact suddenly or heavily <
plumped down in the chair
>
2. to favor or decide in favor of someone or something strongly or emphatically — used with for transitive verb 1. to drop, cast, or place suddenly or heavily 2. to give support and favorable publicity to II. noun Date: 15th century a sudden plunge, fall, or blow; also the sound made by a plump III. adverb Date: 1594 1. with a sudden or heavy drop 2. a. straight down b. straight ahead 3. without qualification ; directly <
plump out of luck
>
IV. noun Etymology: Middle English plumpe Date: 15th century chiefly dialect group, flock <
a plump of ducks rose at the same time — H. D. Thoreau
>
V. verb Etymology: 6plump Date: 1533 transitive verb to make plump intransitive verb to become plump VI. adjective Etymology: Middle English, dull, blunt, from Middle Dutch plomp Date: 1569 1. having a full rounded usually pleasing form <
a plump woman
>
2. ample, abundantplumpish adjective

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  • plump — plump …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • Plump — (pl[u^]mp), a. [Compar. {Plumper} (pl[u^]mp [ e]r); superl. {Plumpest}.] [OE. plomp rude, clumsy; akin to D. plomp, G., Dan., & Sw. plump; probably of imitative origin. Cf. {Plump}, adv.] 1. Well rounded or filled out; full; fleshy; fat; as, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plump — plump·en; plump·ish; plump; plump·er; plump·ly; plump·ness; …   English syllables

  • plump — plump1 [plump] adj. [LME < MDu plomp, unwieldy, bulky, dull: orig. echoic] full and rounded in form; chubby vt., vi. to make plump; fill out: sometimes with up or out plumpish adj. plumply adv. plumpness n. plump2 [plump] vi. [ME plumpen …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • Plump — Plump, adv. [Cf. D. plomp, interj., G. plump, plumps. Cf. {Plump}, a. & v.] Directly; suddenly; perpendicularly. Fall plump. Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plump — Adj. (Mittelstufe) von dicker, schwerfälliger Gestalt Synonyme: klobig, unförmig Beispiel: Sie hat plumpe Beine. plump Adj. (Aufbaustufe) ohne Leichtigkeit, schwerfällig Synonyme: unbeholfen, ungeschlacht, ungelenk (geh.) Beispiele: Sie ist dick… …   Extremes Deutsch

  • plump — Ⅰ. plump [1] ► ADJECTIVE 1) full and rounded in shape. 2) rather fat. ► VERB (plump up) ▪ make or become full and round. DERIVATIVES plumpish adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • Plump — Plump, v. i. [Cf. D. plompen, G. plumpen, Sw. plumpa, Dan. plumpe. See {Plump}, a.] 1. To grow plump; to swell out; as, her cheeks have plumped. [1913 Webster] 2. To drop or fall suddenly or heavily, all at once. Dulcissa plumps into a chair.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plump — Plump, eine Interjection, welche den Schall nachahmet, den ein großer dicker und schwerer Körper macht, wenn er plötzlich in ein tiefes Wasser fällt. Plump! da fiel er in das Wasser. Plump! da lag er. Wenn der Stein in das Wasser fällt, so macht… …   Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

  • plump — »grob, derb, unförmig; unbeholfen«: Das im 16. Jh. aus dem Niederd. ins Hochd. übernommene Adjektiv (mnd. plump, plomp) gehört zu der Interjektion ‹m›niederd. plump! Diese Interjektion gibt vorwiegend das Geräusch an, das beim Fallen und… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

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