Meaning of CLUMP in English


I. ˈkləmp noun

Etymology: probably from Low German klump

Date: circa 1586

1. : a group of things clustered together

a clump of bushes

2. : a compact mass

3. : a heavy tramping sound

• clumpy ˈkləm-pē adjective

II. verb

Date: 1665

intransitive verb

1. : to walk or move clumsily and noisily

2. : to form clumps

transitive verb

: to arrange in or cause to form clumps

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