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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (intransitive), Adjective, Adverb


Noun plump has 1 sense

Verb plump has 4 senses

Adjective plump has 1 sense

Adverbial plump has 1 sense


plumpa. [OE. plomp rude, clumsy; akin to D. plomp, G., Dan., & Sw. plump; probably of imitative origin. Cf. Plump, adv.].
  •  Well rounded or filled out; full; fleshy; fat; as, a plump baby; plump cheeks.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
    "The god of wine did his plump clusters bring."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Done or made plump, or suddenly and without reservation; blunt; unreserved; direct; downright.
    "After the plump statement that the author was at Erceldoune and spake with Thomas."  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     A knot; a cluster; a group; a crowd; a flock; as, a plump of trees, fowls, or spears.  [1913 Webster]
    "To visit islands and the plumps of men."  [1913 Webster]
plumpv. i. [Cf. D. plompen, G. plumpen, Sw. plumpa, Dan. plumpe. See Plump, a.].
  •  To grow plump; to swell out; as, her cheeks have plumped.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To drop or fall suddenly or heavily, all at once.  Spectator.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To give a plumper. See Plumper, 2.  [1913 Webster]
plumpv. t. 
  •  To make plump; to fill (out) or support; -- often with up.  [1913 Webster]
    "To plump up the hollowness of their history with improbable miracles."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To cast or let drop all at once, suddenly and heavily; as, to plump a stone into water.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To give (a vote), as a plumper. See Plumper, 2.  [1913 Webster]
plumpadv. [Cf. D. plomp, interj., G. plump, plumps. Cf. Plump, a. & v.].
     Directly; suddenly; perpendicularly.  Beau. & Fl.  [1913 Webster]


plump, adj. & v.
--adj. (esp. of a person or animal or part of the body) having a full rounded shape; fleshy; filled out.
--v.tr. & intr. (often foll. by up, out) make or become plump; fatten.

plumpish adj. plumply adv. plumpness n. plumpy adj.
plump, v., n., adv., & adj.
1 intr. & tr. (often foll. by down) drop or fall abruptly (plumped down on the chair; plumped it on the floor).
2 intr. (foll. by for) decide definitely in favour of (one of two or more possibilities).
3 tr. (often foll. by out) utter abruptly; blurt out.
--n. an abrupt plunge; a heavy fall.
--adv. colloq.
1 with a sudden or heavy fall.
2 directly, bluntly (I told him plump).
--adj. colloq. direct, unqualified (answered with a plump 'no').

ME f. MLG plumpen, MDu. plompen: orig. imit.



abruptly, adipose, ample, at once, back, ballot, bang, beamy, become overweight, beefy, big-bellied, bloated, blowzy, blunt, bosomy, brawny, bump, burly, busty, buxom, campaign for, canvass, cast, cast a ballot, cave, cave in, chink, choose, chubby, chuck, chunky, clap, click, clink, clop, clump, clunk, collapse, corpulent, crump, cushion, dash, decline, definite, definitive, deposit, direct, directly, distended, dive, divide, downright, droop, drop, dull thud, dumpy, ease, engross, exactly, fall, fat, fatten, fattish, fleshy, flick, fling, flop, flop down, fluff, flump, flump down, flush, forthright, founder, full, full-bodied, gain weight, gather flesh, gentle, give way, go down, gross, hastily, heavyset, hefty, hippy, hurl, impetuously, imposing, impulsively, kerplunk, knead, lapse, laxate, like a flash, like a thunderbolt, limber, limber up, loosen, lower, lusty, mash, massage, matter-of-fact, meaty, mellow, milden, mollify, nose-dive, obese, of a sudden, on short notice, overweight, pad, parachute, pat, patter, paunchy, pinguefy, pitapat, pitch, pitter-patter, plain, plank, plop, plop down, plumb, plummet, plunge, plunk, podgy, point-blank, poll, pop, portly, potbellied, pounce, pounce on, pounce upon, precipitantly, precipitately, precipitously, precisely, pudgy, puff up, puffy, pulp, pursy, put down, put on weight, rap, relax, right, roly-poly, rotund, round, roundabout, sag, select, set, set down, settle, settle down, shake up, sharp, side with, simple, sink, sink down, skin-dive, sky-dive, slap, slouch, slump, slump down, smack, smack-dab, smash, soften, soften up, sound, spang, square, squarely, squash, squat, squatty, stalwart, startlingly, steatopygous, stocky, stoop, stout, straight, strapping, subdue, submerge, subside, sudden, suddenly, supple, support, surprisingly, swag, swollen, swoop, swoop down, take a header, tap, tenderize, thick-bodied, thickset, throw, thrust, thud, thump, tick, tinkle, tone down, top-heavy, toss, tubby, tune down, tunk, unambiguous, unawares, unequivocal, unexpectedly, unmistakable, vote, well-fed, without notice, without warning




N instantaneity, instantaneousness, immediacy, suddenness, abruptness, moment, instant, second, minute, twinkling, trice, flash, breath, crack, jiffy, coup, burst, flash of lightning, stroke of time, epoch, time, time of day, time of night, hour, minute, very minute, very time, very hour, present time, right time, true time, exact correct time, instantaneous, momentary, sudden, immediate, instant, abrupt, discontinuous, precipitous, precipitant, precipitate, subitaneous, hasty, quick as thought, quick as lightning, quick as a flash, rapid as electricity, speedy, quick, fast, fleet, swift, lively, blitz, rapid (velocity), instantaneously, in no time, in less than no time, presto, subito, instanter, suddenly, at a stroke, like a shot, in a moment, in the blink of an eye, in the twinkling of an eye, in a trice, in one's tracks, right away, toute a l'heure, at one jump, in the same breath, per saltum, uno saltu, at once, all at once, plump, slap, at one fell swoop, at the same instant, immediately, extempore, on the moment, on the spot, on the spur of the moment, no sooner said than done, just then, slap-dash, touch and go, no sooner said than done.


N size, magnitude, dimension, bulk, volume, largeness, greatness, expanse, amplitude, mass, proportions, capacity, tonnage, tunnage, cordage, caliber, scantling, turgidity, corpulence, obesity, plumpness, embonpoint, corporation, flesh and blood, lustihood, hugeness, enormity, immensity, monstrosity, giant, Brobdingnagian, Antaeus, Goliath, Gog and Magog, Gargantua, monster, mammoth, Cyclops, cachalot, whale, porpoise, behemoth, leviathan, elephant, hippopotamus, colossus, tun, cord, lump, bulk, block, loaf, mass, swad, clod, nugget, bushel, thumper, whooper, spanker, strapper, Triton among the minnows, mountain, mound, heap, largest portion, full size, life size, large, big, great, considerable, bulky, voluminous, ample, massive, massy, capacious, comprehensive, spacious, mighty, towering, fine, magnificent, corpulent, stout, fat, obese, plump, squab, full, lusty, strapping, bouncing, portly, burly, well-fed, full-grown, corn fed, gram fed, stalwart, brawny, fleshy, goodly, in good case, in good condition, in condition, chopping, jolly, chub faced, chubby faced, lubberly, hulky, unwieldy, lumpish, gaunt, spanking, whacking, whopping, walloping, thumping, thundering, hulking, overgrown, puffy, huge, immense, enormous, mighty, vast, vasty, amplitudinous, stupendous, monster, monstrous, humongous, monumental, elephantine, jumbo, mammoth, gigantic, gigantean, giant, giant like, titanic, prodigious, colossal, Cyclopean, Brobdingnagian, Bunyanesque, Herculean, Gargantuan, infinite, large as life, plump as a dumpling, plump as a partridge, fat as a pig, fat as a quail, fat as butter, fat as brawn, fat as bacon, immeasurable, unfathomable, unplumbed, inconceivable, unimaginable, unheard-of, of cosmic proportions, of epic proportions, the mother of all, teh granddaddy of all.


VB plunge, dip, souse, duck, dive, plump, take a plunge, take a header, make a plunge, bathe, submerge, submerse, immerse, douse, sink, engulf, send to the bottom, get out of one's depth, go to the bottom, go down like a stone, drop like a lead balloon, founder, welter, wallow.


N inexpectation, non-expectation, false expectation, miscalculation, surprise, sudden burst, thunderclap, blow, shock, start, bolt out of the blue, wonder, eye opener, unpleasant surprise, pleasant surprise, nonexpectant, surprised, unwarned, unaware, off one's guard, inattentive, unexpected, unanticipated, unpredicted, unlooked for, unforeseen, unhoped for, dropped from the clouds, beyond expectation, contrary to expectation, against expectation, against all expectation, out of one's reckoning, unheard of, startling, surprising, sudden, unpredictable, unforeseeable (unknowable), abruptly, unexpectedly, surprisingly, plump, pop, a l'improviste, unawares, without notice, without warning, without a 'by your leave', like a thief in the night, like a thunderbolt, in an unguarded moment, suddenly, Int, heydey!, little did one think, little did one expect, nobody would ever suppose, nobody would ever think, nobody would ever expect, who would have thought? it beats the Dutch.

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