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NOUN (3)

1. a lump on the body caused by a blow;

2. something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings;
- Example: "the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge"
- Example: "the hump of a camel"
- Example: "he stood on the rocky prominence"
- Example: "the occipital protuberance was well developed"
- Example: "the bony excrescence between its horns"
[syn: bulge, bump, hump, swelling, gibbosity, gibbousness, jut, prominence, protuberance, protrusion, extrusion, excrescence]

3. an impact (as from a collision);
- Example: "the bump threw him off the bicycle"
[syn: blow, bump]


VERB (5)

1. knock against with force or violence;
- Example: "My car bumped into the tree"
[syn: bump, knock]

2. come upon, as if by accident; meet with;
- Example: "We find this idea in Plato"
- Example: "I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here"
- Example: "She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day"
[syn: find, happen, chance, bump, encounter]

3. dance erotically or dance with the pelvis thrust forward;
- Example: "bump and grind"

4. assign to a lower position; reduce in rank;
- Example: "She was demoted because she always speaks up"
- Example: "He was broken down to Sergeant"
[syn: demote, bump, relegate, break, kick downstairs]

5. remove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied;
- Example: "The new employee dislodged her by moving into her office space"
[syn: dislodge, bump]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bump \Bump\, v. i. [See Boom to roar.] To make a loud, heavy, or hollow noise, as the bittern; to boom. [1913 Webster] As a bittern bumps within a reed. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bump \Bump\, n. The noise made by the bittern. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bump \Bump\ (b[u^]mp; 215), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bumped (b[u^]mpt); p. pr. & vb. n. Bumping.] [Cf. W. pwmp round mass, pwmpiaw to thump, bang, and E. bum, v. i., boom to roar.] To strike, as with or against anything large or solid; to thump; as, to bump the head against a wall. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bump \Bump\, v. i. To come in violent contact with something; to thump. "Bumping and jumping." --Southey. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bump \Bump\, n. [From Bump to strike, to thump.] 1. A thump; a heavy blow. [1913 Webster] 2. A swelling or prominence, resulting from a bump or blow; a protuberance. [1913 Webster] It had upon its brow A bump as big as a young cockerel's stone. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. (Phren.) One of the protuberances on the cranium which are associated with distinct faculties or affections of the mind; as, the bump of "veneration;" the bump of "acquisitiveness." [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] 4. The act of striking the stern of the boat in advance with the prow of the boat following. [Eng.] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

bump n 1: a lump on the body caused by a blow 2: something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings; "the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge"; "the hump of a camel"; "he stood on the rocky prominence"; "the occipital protuberance was well developed"; "the bony excrescence between its horns" [syn: bulge, bump, hump, swelling, gibbosity, gibbousness, jut, prominence, protuberance, protrusion, extrusion, excrescence] 3: an impact (as from a collision); "the bump threw him off the bicycle" [syn: blow, bump] v 1: knock against with force or violence; "My car bumped into the tree" [syn: bump, knock] 2: come upon, as if by accident; meet with; "We find this idea in Plato"; "I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here"; "She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day" [syn: find, happen, chance, bump, encounter] 3: dance erotically or dance with the pelvis thrust forward; "bump and grind" 4: assign to a lower position; reduce in rank; "She was demoted because she always speaks up"; "He was broken down to Sergeant" [syn: demote, bump, relegate, break, kick downstairs] [ant: advance, elevate, kick upstairs, promote, raise, upgrade] 5: remove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied; "The new employee dislodged her by moving into her office space" [syn: dislodge, bump]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):

bump vt. Synonym for increment. Has the same meaning as C's ++ operator. Used esp. of counter variables, pointers, and index dummies in for, while, and do-while loops.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

bump Increment. E.g. C's ++ operator. It is used especially of counter variables, pointers and index dummies in "for", "while", and "do-while" loops. (1994-11-29)