dump

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v dump knock down with force "He decked his opponent"
    • v dump fall abruptly "It plunged to the bottom of the well"
    • v dump drop (stuff) in a heap or mass "The truck dumped the garbage in the street"
    • v dump sever all ties with, usually unceremoniously or irresponsibly "The company dumped him after many years of service","She dumped her boyfriend when she fell in love with a rich man"
    • v dump throw away as refuse "No dumping in these woods!"
    • v dump sell at artificially low prices
    • n dump a place where supplies can be stored "an ammunition dump"
    • n dump (computer science) a copy of the contents of a computer storage device; sometimes used in debugging programs
    • n dump a piece of land where waste materials are dumped
    • n dump a coarse term for defecation "he took a shit"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: 500,000 tons of dog excrement are dumped annually on the streets of Paris
    • Dump A car or boat for dumping refuse, etc.
    • Dump A dull, gloomy state of the mind; sadness; melancholy; low spirits or a mild depression; despondency; ill humor; -- now used only in the plural. "March slowly on in solemn dump .""Doleful dumps the mind oppress.""I was musing in the midst of my dumps ."
    • Dump A ground or place for dumping ashes, refuse, etc.
    • Dump A melancholy strain or tune in music; any tune. "Tune a deploring dump .""Play me some merry dump ."
    • Dump (Mining) A pile of ore or rock.
    • n Dump dŭmp A thick, ill-shapen piece; a clumsy leaden counter used by boys in playing chuck farthing.
    • Dump Absence of mind; revery.
    • Dump An old kind of dance.
    • Dump That which is dumped.
    • Dump To knock heavily; to stump.
    • Dump To put or throw down with more or less of violence; hence, to unload from a cart by tilting it; as, to dump sand, coal, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Scatologists are experts who study feces. (aka. crap, dung, dookie, dumps, feces, excrement, etc.)
    • n dump A dull, gloomy state of the mind; sadness; melancholy; sorrow; heaviness of heart: as, to be in the dumps.
    • n dump Meditation; reverie.
    • n dump plural Twilight.
    • n dump A slow dance with a peculiar rhythm.
    • n dump Music for such a dance.
    • n dump Any tune.
    • dump To throw down violently; plunge; tumble.
    • dump To put or throw down, as a mass or load of anything; unload; especially, to throw down or cause to fall out by tilting up a cart: as, to dump a stickful of type (said by printers); to dump bricks, or a load of brick.
    • dump To plunge into.
    • dump To knock heavily.
    • dump To fall or plunge down suddenly.
    • dump To unload a cart by tilting it up; dispose of a refuse load by throwing it out at a certain place: as, you must not dump there.
    • dump In printing, to remove type from the stick and place it on the galley: as, where shall I dump?
    • n dump The sound of a heavy object falling; a thud.
    • n dump Anything short, thick, and heavy.
    • n dump Hence A clumsy medal of lead formerly made by casting in moist sand; specifically, a leaden counter used by boys at chuckfarthing and similar games. The dumps still existing are generally impressed with characters, often letters, perhaps the initials of the maker.
    • n dump A small coin of Australia.
    • n dump plural Money; “chink.”
    • n dump A place for the discharge of loads from carts, trucks, etc., by dumping; a place of deposit for offal, rubbish, or any coarse material.
    • n dump The pile of matter so deposited; specifically, the pile of refuse rock around the mouth of a shaft or adit-level.
    • n dump A nail. See the extract.
    • n dump A deep hole filled with water.
    • dump To press closely; subject to severe pressure, as bales of wool. [Australia.]
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the summer of 1858, the smell of the sewage in the Thames River in London was so bad that the Members of Parliament had to leave from the chamber of the House of Commons. This was a result of two million people dumping all their sewage into the river
    • v.t Dump dump to throw down: to unload
    • n Dump a thud: a place for the discharge of loads, or for rubbish:
    • n Dump dump dullness or gloominess of mind, ill-humour, low spirits—now only used in the pl.:
    • n Dump dump a deep hole in a river-bed, a pool.
    • n Dump (pl.) money (slang)
    • n Dump dump (Shak.) a melancholy strain, any tune
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Quotations

  • P. J. O'Rourke
    P.%20J.%20O%27Rourke
    “Government proposes, bureaucracy disposes. And the bureaucracy must dispose of government proposals by dumping them on us.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “dump a good idea on a meeting table. It will belong to the meeting.”
  • Jean Rostand
    Jean%20Rostand
    “God, that dumping ground of our dreams.”

Idioms

Down in the dumps - If someone's down in the dumps, they are depressed.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. dial. Sw. dumpin, melancholy, Dan.dump, dull, low, D. dompig, damp, G. dumpf, damp, dull, gloomy, and E. damp, or rather perh. dump, v. t. Cf. Damp, or Dump (v. t.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. related to Old Dut. domp, mist; or Ger. dumpf, gloomy.

Usage

In literature:

Blackbeard measured his length, and the ghost of Jesse Strawn delayed an instant to dump a pot of sizzling combustibles over him.
"Blackbeard: Buccaneer" by Ralph D. Paine
However I had the latter dump moved to a better place, some distance from the tramway, where there was less scrap iron lying about.
"Q.6.a and Other places" by Francis Buckley
They've framed it up to dump the Brightlight Electric, and you're the fall guy.
"The Making of Bobby Burnit" by George Randolph Chester
There was a row at Clinch's dump.
"The Flaming Jewel" by Robert W. Chambers
I never would have dumped myself down upon a lot of strangers like this.
"Across the Mesa" by Jarvis Hall
It was an ammunition dump!
"'Brother Bosch', an Airman's Escape from Germany" by Gerald Featherstone Knight
The old man'll dump you over by hand if he finds you here between now and sundown.
"The Pagan Madonna" by Harold MacGrath
The path led through some scrub growth that ended on the edge of an acre or so of dump heap.
"Lease to Doomsday" by Lee Archer
Jim took the big sled to the top of the slide, and commenced to dump the various packages on to it.
"Colorado Jim" by George Goodchild
Then it come to me to drive down to the river and dump it in.
"The Wall Between" by Sara Ware Bassett
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In poetry:

Ditherum Dump he lived behund th' pump,
An he grummel'd throo mornin to neet;
An he sed fowk neglect one they owt to respect,
An blow me, if aw think 'at its reet!
"Ditherum Dump" by John Hartley
The China Coast's a dumping ground
And the South Sea gets its share
Of the kind of men that don't make good
The kind of man that never could
The men that never care.
"Flotsam" by Pat O Cotter
Nah, Mistress Dump, soa rooasy an plump,
In a carriage gooas ridin up th' street;
An th' lasses sin then all luk aght for old men,
An they're crazy to wed an old freet.
"Ditherum Dump" by John Hartley
"For Mistress Dump shall have gold in a lump,
If tha'll tak me for better or worse;"
Soa shoo says, "Awm yor lass, if yo'll leeav me yor brass,
An aw'll promise to mak a gooid nurse."
"Ditherum Dump" by John Hartley
I see him the noo, lang, ungainly, uncouth,
Wi' red flabby cheeks an' a slaverin' mooth,
Runnin' through the schule green wi' a hap, step, and jump,
His bare waukit heels on the stanes playin' dump.
"Jock Buchan" by Alexander Anderson
"I'll do the old dump in a day,"
He told me in his brittle way.
"Two more, I guess, I'll give to Rome
Before I hit the trail for home;
But while I'm there I kindo' hope
To have an audience with the Pope."
"Florentine Pilgrim" by Robert W Service

In news:

Some banks are looking to dump loans to fix balance sheet woes.
Within 30 minutes the storm dumped about a foot of water onto our back patio in downtown Dallas.
Man fondling 'girl', landlord dumps manure on tenant property.
Caught on tape by a surveillance camera, a dump truck slammed into a foot-bridge in Istanbul, Turkey.
In one day, Big Oil earns $342 million in profit, pays their CEOs $60,000 in salaries, spends more than $160,000 lobbying, and dumps a billion pounds of carbon pollution into our skies.
Foster mother indicted in girl dump.
If you're reading this and you're just north of the Florida border, would you take a spoon or a measuring cup or a bucket–something–and just walk across the state line and dump it.
The real estate economy here is in the dumps, and prospects for its revival in the next few months are dim.
The current winter season has dumped snowfall on the local area more frequently than has been seen in a number of years.
A pedestrian was killed and several people injured after a dump truck apparently rammed into the back of a Chinatown bus and caused it jump the curb.
A witness on the scene said the dump truck hit the.
With only two options in rural Faribault County, some people are dumping their garbage illegally, but Billeye Rabbe is trying to help.
Residents of Yorkville who have been fighting against a garbage-dump ing site in their backyard have been dealt a heavy blow in a form of a federal permit.
Residents Continue Fight Against Garbage Dump .
Grace at the Garbage Dump explores his work and experience in.
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In science:

The generalized spectral decomposition is useful to describe the time evolution of the physical state functionals, because the contribution of the resonances is incorporated through the exponential dumping factors.
Perturbative method for generalized spectral decompositions
Note that after dumping lots of sand to the system, some stable con figurations cannot be reached.
Playing with sandpiles
On a rectangular system, the process dumps one grain on each edge site and two on corner sites.
Playing with sandpiles
There’s not much room, so if any pile has five or more grains of sand, it collapses, with four grains sliding off of it and getting dumped on the point’s four neighbors.
Goldbug Variations
An important physically significant feature of dumping biproducts is that the dominant role of the scalars vanishes — cf. in the case of biproducts all finitary morphisms arise as matrices in the semiring of scalars.
De-linearizing Linearity: Projective Quantum Axiomatics from Strong Compact Closure
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