Meaning of BUMPER in English

BUMPER

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a bumper crowd (= a very big one )

As usual there was a bumper crowd at the festival.

a bumper harvest (= a very good harvest )

Plum growers are expecting a bumper harvest this year.

bumper car

bumper sticker

bumper sticker (= a sticker on the back of a car )

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

front

Using black trimmings, shape the front and rear bumpers and a rectangle for the radiator.

Not to mention an artificial grass lawn on the hood and a white picket fence on the front bumper .

Insiders say the front air intake, rounded but not necessarily elliptical, will be below the impact-absorbing front bumper .

Our driver rolled up his window and backed away, lightly tapping the front bumper of the car behind.

Remembering a detail with sudden clarity, Charles knelt down and looked at the left-hand side of the front bumper .

rear

Using black trimmings, shape the front and rear bumpers and a rectangle for the radiator.

Old Chao showed them the spare tire, which rode in its own metal case on the rear bumper .

Somebody yelled and threw a can at the cab, hitting it on the rear bumper .

Almost immediately, Sprague tags a braking Rezendes in the rear bumper , nearly sending Rezendes into a 180-degree spin.

MacLane was still hard on our rear bumper .

When the car arrived I noticed a large dent in the rear bumper and immediately lost my temper.

I have unsuccessfully been searching for a set of military rear bumpers .

■ NOUN

car

Named after Schwarzenegger for his terminating exploits, the big, strong tabby fell to an unseen swift car bumper blow.

Is a car bumper , but see this part is a removable can opener.

crop

Apple trees were straining beneath the weight of a bumper crop of what looked like Cox's orange pippins.

Potatoes INSTEAD of destroying their bumper crop of potatoes, farmers should give them to the needy.

During the enforcement season the bumper crop will be burnt by the army.

harvest

Jacques was speaking enthusiastically about the crop of grapes which the vines had produced, and was prophesying a bumper harvest .

What was a couple of hours spent in waiting when a bumper harvest was in sight?

And in a carrier bag, cunningly at the back of a cupboard, a bumper harvest of old newspapers.

Read in studio Plum growers say they're expecting a bumper harvest this year.

sticker

Only in keeping with the bumper sticker , the driver isn't heading to work at all.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A battered and burned work basket projects low down in front like a bumper .

Both rackets have a synthetic protective bumper guard and both come in two colourways.

He also threatened to drag him down the street handcuffed to the bumper of his car.

Insiders say the front air intake, rounded but not necessarily elliptical, will be below the impact-absorbing front bumper .

Not to mention an artificial grass lawn on the hood and a white picket fence on the front bumper .

Our driver rolled up his window and backed away, lightly tapping the front bumper of the car behind.

II. adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

crop

This year, however, it looks like a bumper crop .

He also contends that Democrats have not produced a bumper crop of congressional candidates this year.

Picture your garden bed of cucumbers, a very large patch of them, a bumper crop .

The only thing I see them reaping is a bumper crop of boredom.

harvest

Without a bumper harvest , refinancing will saddle many farmers with more debt that they can handle.

sticker

I feared souvenir stands selling bumper stickers and Austen joke books.

Our unsolicited advice: Cut off the dreads, peel off the bumper sticker , and just stop listening to reggae entirely.

A couple of months later I had some bumper stickers printed up.

It sells buttons, bumper stickers , jewelry, license plate frames and other items at conventions and rallies.

Two blocks south of the bridge he saw the first Volveremos bumper sticker .

Our Houston office has been inundated with calls in the last few days from people wanting yard signs and bumper stickers .

That he ought never put a bumper sticker on a new car.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Falcon Holidays is predicting a bumper January and has already sold almost 40 % of its summer programme for 2001.

This year, however, it looks like a bumper crop.

Without a bumper harvest, refinancing will saddle many farmers with more debt that they can handle.

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