Meaning of PLUMP in English


plump 1

— plumply , adv. — plumpness , n.

/plump/ , adj., plumper, plumpest , v. adj.

1. well filled out or rounded in form; somewhat fleshy or fat.


2. to become plump (often fol. by up or out ).


3. to make plump (often fol. by up or out ): to plump up the sofa pillows.

[ 1475-85; earlier plompe dull, rude plomp blunt, not pointed; c. MLG plump ]

Syn. 1. portly, round. See stout. 2, 3. fatten.

Ant. 1. thin.

plump 2

/plump/ , v.i.

1. to drop or fall heavily or suddenly; come down abruptly or with direct impact.

2. Chiefly Brit. to vote exclusively for one candidate in an election, instead of distributing or splitting one's votes among a number.


3. to drop or throw heavily or suddenly (often fol. by down ): He plumped himself down and fell asleep.

4. to utter or say bluntly (often fol. by out ): She plumps out the truth at the oddest times.

5. to praise or extol: road signs plumping the delights of a new candy bar.

6. plump for , to support enthusiastically; be wholeheartedly in favor of: to plump for a team.


7. a heavy or sudden fall.

8. the sound resulting from such a fall.


9. with a heavy or sudden fall or drop.

10. directly or bluntly, as in speaking.

11. in a vertical direction; straight down.

12. with sudden encounter.

13. with direct impact.


14. direct; downright; blunt.

[ 1300-50; ME plumpen (v.), c. D plompen; prob. imit. ]

plump 3

/plump/ , n. Chiefly Brit. Dial.

1. a group or cluster.

2. a flock: a plump of ducks.

[ 1375-1425; late ME plumpe ]

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