Meaning of BUMPER in English


I. bum·per ˈbəm-pər noun

Etymology: probably from bump to bulge

Date: 1676

1. : a brimming cup or glass

2. : something unusually large

II. bumper adjective

Date: 1885

1. : unusually large

a bumper crop

2. : banner 2

III. bump·er ˈbəm-pər noun

Date: 1839

1. : a device for absorbing shock or preventing damage (as in collision) ; specifically : a bar at either end of an automobile

2. : one that bumps

3. : a brief interval on radio or television filled with music, video shots, or voiceovers that marks a break between a program and a commercial

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.