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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun clump:

clodclusteringthudthumpclumpchunkbunchlumpclusterball

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb clump:

bunchclumpbundleclusterflock

The word clump is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun clump

What does clump mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: clumps

  1. a grouping of a number of similar things
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonyms of clump: bunch / cluster / clustering
    • more generic word: agglomeration = a jumbled collection or mass
    • more specific words:
      • knot = a tight cluster of people or things
      • swad = a bunch
      • tussock / tuft = a bunch of hair or feathers or growing grass
    • instances:
      • Northern Cross = a cluster of 5 bright stars forming a cross in the constellation Cygnus
      • Omega Centauri = a global cluster in the constellation Centaurus
      • Pleiades = a star cluster in the constellation Taurus
  2. a compact mass
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonyms of clump: ball / chunk / clod / glob / lump
    • more generic word: agglomeration = a jumbled collection or mass
    • more specific words:
      • coagulum / clot = a lump of material formed from the content of a liquid
      • gob = a lump of slimy stuff
      • clew = a ball of yarn or cord or thread
  3. a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)

Alternative definition of the noun clump

noun

  1. A cluster or lump
  2. A thick group or bunch, especially of bushes or hair.
  3. A dull thud.

Definition of the verb clump

What does clump mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: clumped | clumping | clumps

  1. make or move along with a sound as of a horse's hooves striking the ground
  2. come together as in a cluster or flock
  3. walk clumsily
  4. gather or cause to gather into a cluster
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of clump: bunch / bundle / cluster
    • more generic word: form = assume a form or shape
    • more specific word: agglomerate = form into one cluster

Alternative definition of the verb clump

verb

  1. [transitive] To form clusters or lumps
  2. [transitive] To gather into thick groups
  3. [intransitive] To walk with a heavy footfalls.

Phrases with clump

  1. Clump Up
  2. clump block

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for clump

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Google previewThe Illustrated American (1895)

Clump is the swearing, swaggering, cork-legged, slave-driving old river-pirate to whom the Hoppers, those flowers of...

But still, as things go in “Other People's Money,” Clump is a very decent Sort of fellow; and one has genuine regard for him ...

Google previewUnited States Coast Pilot (1909)

Atlantic Coast. Part IV. From Point Judith to New York by U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, John Jacob Gilbert, John Ross, Herbert Cornelius Graves

East Clump is a cluster of rocks bare at low water well southward of the course, and lying % mile 118° true (SE y E mag.) from Ram Island Reef light-vessel. Bam Island Eeef light-vessel, described on page 12, is southward of Ram Island Reef; ...

Google previewSpeed Reading For Dummies (2009)

by Richard Sutz

Loosely speaking, a clump is any collection of words that appear together on the page.

Google previewOh My Darling Daughter (2001)

by Eric Malpass

Harker's Clump is a grove of trees ...

Google previewConcise Pond Wildlife Guide (2015)

by Bloomsbury

Deep below the surface, the leaves distintegrate, still holding water; the black ooze under a moss clump is the start of the formation of peat. Habitat and diStribution Forms raised bogs in lowland areas and blanket bogs on moorland. Occurs ...

Google previewCritical Models (2012)

Interventions and Catchwords by Theodor W. Adorno

One such clump is the illegal intervention, which typically ensues when relations turn out not to have been without consequence.2 Presumably the abuse of language is so much a part of objective spirit's flesh and blood that it could never be ...

Google previewStellar Candles for the Extragalactic Distance Scale (2003)

by Danielle Alloin, Wolfgang Gieren

evidence suggests that such a clump is the northern tidal stream left over by the Sagittarius dwarf spheroidal (dSph). G. Bono, RR Lyrae Distance Scale: Theory and Observationss , Lect.

Google previewBeaches of the Queensland Coast, Cooktown to Coolangatta (2000)

A Guide to Their Nature, Characteristics, Surf and Safety by Andrew D. Short

Casuarina Clump is the name given to the casuarinas that used to cover the now cleared dunes. The Clump is fronted by a 3.5 km long, crenulate beach (F6) with a shape that is dominated by four major rock reef systems along the shore, ...

Google previewThe Readable Dictionary (1860)

by John Williams (of Lancaster, O.)

A CLUMP is a cluster of trees or shrubs closely set. ARBOR, a tree. (L.) Hence, Arbor, a frame of lattice-work covered ...

Google previewListverse.com's Ultimate Book of Bizarre Lists (2010)

Fascinating Facts and Shocking Trivia on Movies, Music, Crime, Celebrities, History, and More by Jamie Frater

The larvae then produce a chemical that fools male bees into believing the writhing clump is a potential mate. When the male arrives, the larvae latch on and wait for him to mate with a real bee. These horrifying little creatures then hop onto the ...

Google previewApplications of Evolutionary Computing (2003)

EvoWorkshop 2003: EvoBIO, EvoCOP, EvoIASP, EvoMUSART, EvoROB, and EvoSTIM, Essex, UK, April 14-16, 2003, Proceedings by Günther Raidl, Stefano Cagnoni

CLUMP is a program designed to assess the significance of the departure of observed values in a contingency table from the expected values conditional on the marginal totals [3]. CLUMP produces several statistics. The one that corresponds ...

Google previewTheme Gardens (2001)

by Barbara Damrosch

The ferns are clumps of rugged trees that grow even on a rocky hillside. And the gravel is the river winding down through the valleys and emptying into the sea below. A single rock with its own epimedium "forest" and fern clump is an island in ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of toxicology (2005)

Dib-L] by Philip Wexler, Bruce D. Anderson

Pecluviruses are viruses so far found in Africa and the Indian Subcontinent that are responsible for the disease called 'clump' in crops of groundnut (= peanut, Arachis hypogaea). Clump disease is one of the many biotic and abiotic stress ...

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of Modern English (2013)

by Ernest Weekley

hluhha, for hlumha, clump; cf. ON. hlumhu-, hluhhu-fotr, cluh-foot. With cluh- law cf. Ger. faustrecht, lit. fist-right. The cluh at cards translates Sp. hasto or It. hastone, hut we have adopted the F. pattern, trefle, trefoil (cf. spade1). In sense of ...

Google previewDesk Encyclopedia of Plant and Fungal Virology (2009)

by Marc H.V. van Regenmortel, Brian W.J. Mahy

Taxonomy and Classification The genus Pecluvirus comprise two species: isolates from West Africa were grouped under the species name Peanut clump virus (African peanut clump virus), and those that occur in India were grouped under ...

Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

by Louisa Pansegrouw

tip, tip-off, trace clued-up knowledgeable clump bumble, bunch, bundle, clomp, cluster, lumber, mass, stomp, thump, tramp, tuft clump of clay gouged out ...

Google previewMacmillan Dictionary for Children (2001)

by Robert B. Costello

clump 1. A group or cluster: a clump of bushes. 2.

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Small photo of A small clump of African daisy Osteospermum plants from the Asteraceae species adds color to the winter landscape with white pink and purple flowers.Small photo of Four Birch clumpSmall photo of Eremurus himalaicus, foxtail lily, Himalayan Desert Candle, Himalayan native perennial perb with basal clump of strap shaped leaves and and small white flowers in terminal long spike like raceme.Small photo of Eremurus himalaicus, foxtail lily, Himalayan Desert Candle, Himalayan native perennial perb with basal clump of strap shaped leaves and and small white flowers in terminal long spike like raceme.Small photo of Eremurus himalaicus, foxtail lily, Himalayan Desert Candle, Himalayan native perennial perb with basal clump of strap shaped leaves and and small white flowers in terminal long spike like raceme.Small photo of A small clump of hardy long flowering African daisy Osteospermum plants from the Asteraceae species adds color to the winter landscape with white ,pink, cerise and purple flowers.Small photo of Dried out clump of Wild sweet pea seed pods in Andalusian countryside More...

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Clump Meaning

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Quotes about clump

I slump upon a stump,
Beside a clump of moss,
Pondering the universe,
Life and love and loss.

Then I hear a 'thump! '
Another tree has fallen,
And all throughout the forest floats
A fog of spores and pollen! (Joshua Dinkin)
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Scrabble value of C3L1U1M3P3

The value of this 5-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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