plump

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj plump sufficiently fat so as to have a pleasing fullness of figure; "a chubby child","pleasingly plump"
    • adv plump straight down especially heavily or abruptly "the anchor fell plump into the sea","we dropped the rock plump into the water"
    • v plump give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group or number "I plumped for the losing candidates"
    • v plump make fat or plump "We will plump out that poor starving child"
    • v plump set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise "He planked the money on the table","He planked himself into the sofa"
    • v plump drop sharply "The stock market plummeted"
    • n plump the sound of a sudden heavy fall
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Plump A knot; a cluster; a group; a crowd; a flock; as, a plump of trees, fowls, or spears. "To visit islands and the plumps of men."
    • adv Plump Directly; suddenly; perpendicularly. "Fall plump ."
    • Plump 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."
    • Plump To give a plumper. See Plumper, 2.
    • Plump To cast or let drop all at once, suddenly and heavily; as, to plump a stone into water.
    • Plump To drop or fall suddenly or heavily, all at once. "Dulcissa plumps into a chair."
    • Plump To give (a vote), as a plumper. See Plumper, 2.
    • Plump To grow plump; to swell out; as, her cheeks have plumped .
    • Plump To make plump; to fill (out) or support; -- often with up. "To plump up the hollowness of their history with improbable miracles."
    • Plump Well rounded or filled out; full; fleshy; fat; as, a plump baby; plump cheeks. "The god of wine did his plump clusters bring."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • plump Full and well-rounded; hence,of a person, fleshy; fat; chubby: as, a plump figure; a plump habit of body; of things, filled out and distended; rounded: as, a plump seed.
    • plump Figuratively, round; fat; large; full.
    • plump Dry; hard.
    • n plump A knot; a cluster; a group; a clump; a number of persons, animals, or things closely united or standing together; a covey.
    • plump To grow plump; enlarge to fullness; swell.
    • plump To make plump, full, or distended; extend to fullness; dilate; fatten.
    • plump To plunge or fall like a heavy mass or lump of dead matter; fall suddenly.
    • plump To vote for a single candidate, when one has the right to vote for two or more In British parliamentary and other elections, when there are more persons than one to be elected, a voter, while having the right to vote for as many candidates as there are vacancies, may cast a single vote for one only. He is then said to plump for that candidate. In British school-board elections the voting is cumulative; a voter may plump, by giving as many votes as there are vacancies to any one candidate, or he may distribute that number among the candidates in any way he chooses.
    • plump To cause to fall suddenly and heavily: as, to plump a stone into water
    • plump At once, as with a sudden heavy fall; suddenly; heavily; without warning or preparation; very unexpectedly; downright; right.
    • plump Blunt; downright; unreserved; unqualified: as, a plump lie.
    • n plump A sudden heavy downfall of rain.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adv Plump plump falling straight downward (like lead): heavily: suddenly
    • adj Plump downright: unqualified
    • v.i Plump to fall or sink suddenly: to give all one's votes to one candidate where there are more than one to be elected
    • v.t Plump to cause to fall suddenly
    • n Plump (Scot.) a sudden downfall of rain
    • adj Plump plump fat and rounded: sleek: in good condition
    • v.i Plump to grow fat or plump: to swell
    • v.t Plump to make plump: to fatten
    • n Plump plump a cluster: a clump (of persons or things).
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. plomp, rude, clumsy; akin to D. plomp, G., Dan., & Sw. plump,; probably of imitative origin. Cf. Plump (adv.)

Usage

In literature:

Whether the form be slender or plump, this rule holds good.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
I was plump batty, just after I got away from that mob, and I don't know what I did.
"Owen Clancy's Happy Trail" by Burt L. Standish
And she was so plump that the loss of luncheon wasn't going to hurt her.
"A Little Miss Nobody" by Amy Bell Marlowe
Away went the sled, and plump into the cabin tumbled the wounded and infuriated catamount.
"The Camp in the Snow" by William Murray Graydon
Floyd intercepts Laura in the hall, and wonders he has not remarked the flash of the diamond earlier, as she raises her plump hand.
"Floyd Grandon's Honor" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Miss Letty put out a firm, plump hand and presented him with the poker.
"Country Neighbors" by Alice Brown
These, though not large, are plump and fully mature.
"Northern Nut Growers Association, Report of the Proceedings at the Fourth Annual Meeting" by Various
Holding one end of his tape in his mouth, he passed the other end around Grandaddy's plump body.
"The Tale of Ferdinand Frog" by Arthur Scott Bailey
It wouldn't suit a plump and podgy person like myself at all.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
As for Josephine herself, she had a good farm, a comfortable house, a plump bank account, and was an independent, unworried woman.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Molly watched the plump little figure gliding about the room and smiled.
"Molly Brown's Senior Days" by Nell Speed
The pretty, plump Jewess admitted she had never danced.
"Working With the Working Woman" by Cornelia Stratton Parker
Tillie Bocock was glad to knit stockings for the old witch in return for a plump shoat.
"Blue Ridge Country" by Jean Thomas
I suppose it's because he's so plump and smooth.
"The Young Castellan" by George Manville Fenn
Mr. Peter Forbes pecked at his dinner with little appetite and his plump face was clouded.
"Blackbeard: Buccaneer" by Ralph D. Paine
At last he fairly plumped the worm on top of the fish's nose.
"The Adventures of Bobby Orde" by Stewart Edward White
But their fair plumpness offered no temptation to two such hot young heads.
"A Collection of Stories, Reviews and Essays" by Willa Cather
She had grown plump and round.
"Hester's Counterpart" by Jean K. Baird
And in the next instant plump went the Senator into the water.
"The Dodge Club" by James De Mille
I could hear, as well as see, that brandy-faced rascal, Israel Hands, plumping down a round shot on the deck.
"Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson
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In poetry:

Dear Offspring of pleas'd Venus,
And Jollie, plumpe Silenus ;
Haste, haste, to decke the Haire
Of th' only, sweetly Faire.
"The Rose" by Richard Lovelace
"And shall I get so plump and fresh,
And look no longer seedily?
My skin will henceforth fit my flesh
So tightly and so TWEEDIE-ly?"
"Bob Polter" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Sound, sight, day, night
Fade, flee thence;
Vanished is the brief, hard
World of sense:
Hark! Is it the plump grape
Crooning from the fence?
"The Weavers" by John Gneisenau Neihardt
It was the season purple-sweet
When figs are plump, and grapes are pressed,
And all your sons with following feet
Bore a dead Poet to final rest.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
"O, leave them till to-morrow!" cried the woman;
"You've meat enough to-night."
"Well, so I have," he said, "I'll wait a little.
Ah! ugh! they're plump and white."
"Hop-O-My-Thumb" by Clara Doty Bates
Her plump breasts are white,
Delighting the sight,
There Cupid discovers her charms;
Oh! spare then the rest,
And think of the best;
'Tis heaven to die in her arms.
"Songs Set To Music: 28. Nelly. " by Matthew Prior

In news:

Arborio rice is great for Stephanie Prida's pudding, because the plump grains stay perfectly firm and chewy.
" Rosita 's Salsa" begins with plump canned tomatoes, which are more consistent in flavor than fresh.
The white swirl minimizes the appearance of fine lines and the clear gel hydrates and plumps the skin.
Jennifer Coolidge still plumps and primps as Stifler 's mom in American Reunion.
Japengo's diver scallops are plump and juicy.
It's populated by the graying, the retired and plump.
Savory-sweet, plump and crisp, fresh asparagus may be spring's most succulent vegetable.
These plump little spring rolls make an ideal picnic lunch.
Plumping Lips with Portulaca Extract .
Pucker up to BECCA Lip Plumping Moisture Gloss .
Plump dates stuffed with goat cheese, fresh herbs, and topped with a pecan are an easy and tasty party appetizer.
The plump migratory birds usually rule the roost on the scenic walkway along the riverfront.
Charlie Nelson pulls plenty of plump walleyes from the St Louis River near where it enters into Lake Superior .
Once a week we would go through two full, plump, beautiful livers as the regulars piled in.
Three weeks ago, while browsing the Thanksgiving issue of Bon Appetit, I was so taken by the golden turkeys, plump stuffings and creamy mashed potatoes that I invited six friends over for this year's holiday repast.
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In science:

For a family of bounded domains in Rn satisfying a certain plumpness condition (socalled A(c)-condition) Theorem 1.3 was proved by Ha j lasz and Martio .
On extensions of Sobolev functions defined on regular subsets of metric measure spaces
We shall not be concerned here with having to plump for a speciļ¬c model, but it is worth noting that evidence is starting to mount in favour of the explanation in terms of scattering from a hidden blazar.
The radio background: radio-loud galaxies at high and low redshifts
This argument, though, could still allow for black rings where the radii of the two S 1 are set by the same scale, i.e., the black rings should be plump.
Black Holes in Higher Dimensions
The horizon topology theorems then tell us that plump black rings do not exist: they would actually be within a spherical horizon.
Black Holes in Higher Dimensions
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