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English Dictionary: Bump by the DICT Development Group
8 results for Bump
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a lump on the body caused by a blow
  2. something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings; "the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge"; "the hump of a camel"; "he stood on the rocky prominence"; "the occipital protuberance was well developed"; "the bony excrescence between its horns"
    Synonym(s): bulge, bump, hump, swelling, gibbosity, gibbousness, jut, prominence, protuberance, protrusion, extrusion, excrescence
  3. an impact (as from a collision); "the bump threw him off the bicycle"
    Synonym(s): blow, bump
  1. knock against with force or violence; "My car bumped into the tree"
    Synonym(s): bump, knock
  2. come upon, as if by accident; meet with; "We find this idea in Plato"; "I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here"; "She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day"
    Synonym(s): find, happen, chance, bump, encounter
  3. dance erotically or dance with the pelvis thrust forward; "bump and grind"
  4. assign to a lower position; reduce in rank; "She was demoted because she always speaks up"; "He was broken down to Sergeant"
    Synonym(s): demote, bump, relegate, break, kick downstairs
    Antonym(s): advance, elevate, kick upstairs, promote, raise, upgrade
  5. remove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied; "The new employee dislodged her by moving into her office space"
    Synonym(s): dislodge, bump
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Bump \Bump\, v. i.
      To come in violent contact with something; to thump.
      [bd]Bumping and jumping.[b8] --Southey.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Bump \Bump\, n. [From {Bump} to strike, to thump.]
      1. A thump; a heavy blow.
      2. A swelling or prominence, resulting from a bump or blow; a
                     It had upon its brow A bump as big as a young
                     cockerel's stone.                              --Shak.
      3. (Phren.) One of the protuberances on the cranium which are
            associated with distinct faculties or affections of the
            mind; as, the bump of [bd]veneration;[b8] the bump of
            [bd]acquisitiveness.[b8] [Colloq.]
      4. The act of striking the stern of the boat in advance with
            the prow of the boat following. [Eng.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Bump \Bump\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bumped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Bumping}.] [Cf. W. pwmp round mass, pwmpiaw to thump, bang,
      and E. bum, v. i., boom to roar.]
      To strike, as with or against anything large or solid; to
      thump; as, to bump the head against a wall.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Bump \Bump\, v. i. [See {Boom} to roar.]
      To make a loud, heavy, or hollow noise, as the bittern; to
               As a bittern bumps within a reed.            --Dryden.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Bump \Bump\, n.
      The noise made by the bittern.

From Jargon File (4.2.0, 31 JAN 2000) [jargon]:
   bump vt.   Synonym for increment.   Has the same meaning as C's
   ++ operator.   Used esp. of counter variables, pointers, and index
   dummies in `for', `while', and `do-while' loops.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
      Increment.   E.g. {C}'s {++} operator.   It is used especially of
      counter variables, pointers and index dummies in "for",
      "while", and "do-while" loops.
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