plump


plump
plump
plump1 [plump]
adj.
[LME < MDu plomp, unwieldy, bulky, dull: orig. echoic]
full and rounded in form; chubby
vt., vi.
to make plump; fill out: sometimes with up or out
plumpish
adj.
plumply
adv.
plumpness
n.
plump2 [plump]
vi.
[ME plumpen < MDu plompen: orig. echoic]
1. to fall suddenly or with full impact
2. to come in contact abruptly or heavily (against something)
3. [Chiefly Brit.] to vote or opt ( for someone or something)
4. to offer strong support (for someone or something)
vt.
to drop, throw, or put down heavily or all at once
n.
1. a falling, plunging, or colliding suddenly or heavily
2. the sound of this
adv.
1. with a plump; suddenly; heavily
2. straight down
3. in plain words; bluntly
adj.
blunt; direct
plump3 [plump]
n.
[see PLUMP2, vi. & CLUMP] [Now Dial., Chiefly Brit.] a compact group; cluster

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  • plump — plump …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • Plump — (pl[u^]mp), a. [Compar. {Plumper} (pl[u^]mp [ e]r); superl. {Plumpest}.] [OE. plomp rude, clumsy; akin to D. plomp, G., Dan., & Sw. plump; probably of imitative origin. Cf. {Plump}, adv.] 1. Well rounded or filled out; full; fleshy; fat; as, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plump — plump·en; plump·ish; plump; plump·er; plump·ly; plump·ness; …   English syllables

  • Plump — Plump, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Plumped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Plumping}.] 1. To make plump; to fill (out) or support; often with up. [1913 Webster] To plump up the hollowness of their history with improbable miracles. Fuller. [1913 Webster] 2. To cast… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plump — Plump, adv. [Cf. D. plomp, interj., G. plump, plumps. Cf. {Plump}, a. & v.] Directly; suddenly; perpendicularly. Fall plump. Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plump — Adj. (Mittelstufe) von dicker, schwerfälliger Gestalt Synonyme: klobig, unförmig Beispiel: Sie hat plumpe Beine. plump Adj. (Aufbaustufe) ohne Leichtigkeit, schwerfällig Synonyme: unbeholfen, ungeschlacht, ungelenk (geh.) Beispiele: Sie ist dick… …   Extremes Deutsch

  • plump — Ⅰ. plump [1] ► ADJECTIVE 1) full and rounded in shape. 2) rather fat. ► VERB (plump up) ▪ make or become full and round. DERIVATIVES plumpish adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • Plump — Plump, v. i. [Cf. D. plompen, G. plumpen, Sw. plumpa, Dan. plumpe. See {Plump}, a.] 1. To grow plump; to swell out; as, her cheeks have plumped. [1913 Webster] 2. To drop or fall suddenly or heavily, all at once. Dulcissa plumps into a chair.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plump — Plump, eine Interjection, welche den Schall nachahmet, den ein großer dicker und schwerer Körper macht, wenn er plötzlich in ein tiefes Wasser fällt. Plump! da fiel er in das Wasser. Plump! da lag er. Wenn der Stein in das Wasser fällt, so macht… …   Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

  • plump — »grob, derb, unförmig; unbeholfen«: Das im 16. Jh. aus dem Niederd. ins Hochd. übernommene Adjektiv (mnd. plump, plomp) gehört zu der Interjektion ‹m›niederd. plump! Diese Interjektion gibt vorwiegend das Geräusch an, das beim Fallen und… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch