jumbo

Definitions

  • Black Jumbo
    Black Jumbo
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj jumbo of great mass; huge and bulky "a jumbo jet","jumbo shrimp"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first flight of the Wright Brothers was a distance less than the wing span of a Jumbo Jet.
    • n jumbo A very large individual of its kind or class.
    • n jumbo Any large, cumbersome machine; in particular, a home-made windmill built for lifting water for irrigation on the Great Plains.
    • n jumbo In the West Indies, same as mumbo-jumbo. In the form jumby it is used in various compounds.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The translucent roof is 50 meters high at the center and strong enough to support a jumbo jet.
    • n Jumbo jum′bō a colossus
    • adj Jumbo huge, colossal
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Usage

In literature:

There was a smaller trick elephant, but even Columbus was not as big as the famous Jumbo.
"A Little Girl of Long Ago" by Amanda Millie Douglas
I remained behind with Jumbo and had a little practice.
"Once a Week" by Alan Alexander Milne
Come, Jumbo, get up; Philotas, waken him, and follow me.
"Japhet in Search of a Father" by Frederick Marryat
Wasn't dat de finest-looking bunch ob people yo' eber set yo' homely eyes on, Jumbo?
"Frank Merriwell's Son" by Burt L. Standish
As Apache careened against Jumbo's side the big horse gave a plunge forward which jerked Jefferson's wits back to his surroundings.
"A Dixie School Girl" by Gabrielle E. Jackson
Full of mumbo-jumbo about "inner-directed" and "outer-directed" personalities.
"This Crowded Earth" by Robert Bloch
All together now, Mumbo-Jumbo!
"The Woman from Outside" by Hulbert Footner
This is one of those jumbo forts we've heard of; no mistake about it either.
"Air Service Boys Flying for Victory" by Charles Amory Beach
Do you really want to get this Jumbo person into the game?
"Boy Scouts in the Canal Zone" by G. Harvey Ralphson
I thought Jumbo'd grown as big as a railway station, s'welp me if I didn't.
"The Magic World" by Edith Nesbit
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In poetry:

"As jolly as it used to be—
when we were very young," said he.
We saw—and our excitement grew—
Majestic Jumbo's swaying stride:
"AT THE ZOO" by Wilhelmina Stitch
Some deem that others there be,
And to them humbly bend the knee;
To Mumbo Jumbo and to Joss,
To Bud and Allah - but the Boss
Is mine . . . While there are suns and seas
MY timeless God shall dwell in these.
"Rosy-Kins" by Robert W Service

In news:

Jumbo Mortgages By Brittany Nay Ladue News.
Pumpkin carving, Jumbo Queen pageant, Roma memorial and more in the day in photos.
No, Jumbo Slice is not the 12th best pizza in the country.
The Kraken's Cousin: Searching for the Mysterious Jumbo Squid.
Florida's jumbo package on offense has a name, but you can't get it out of offensive coordinator Brent Pease.
Enlarge Kim Klement/US PresswireBoth of Mike Gillislee's touchdowns against LSU came out of " jumbo " formations.
Indeed, the first hour after anchoring his Queen Mary from Point Pleasant was "mayhem" as jumbos were being gaffed constantly.
Jumbo loans heat up again.
Jumbo loans, which all but disappeared at one point, are making a comeback.
Girl's photo displayed on Times Square jumbo screen.
Jumbo 's Clown Room.
Emirates adds jumbo to transtasman route.
49ers to go ' jumbo ' on Lions' Suh.
Following are the 4-H jumbo garden results.
What is a Jumbo Mortgage.
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