- IPA: /plʌmp/
plump (comparative plumper, superlative plumpest)
- Having a full and rounded shape; chubby, somewhat overweight.
- a plump baby; plump cheeks
- The god of wine did his plump clusters bring.
- 2015, Anton Chekhov, The Life and Genius of Anton Chekhov: Letters, Diary, Reminiscences and Biography: Assorted Collection of Autobiographical Writings of the Renowned Russian Author and Playwright of Uncle Vanya, The Cherry Orchard, The Three Sisters and The Seagull, e-artnow (ISBN 9788026838401)
- My ideal is to be idle and to love a plump girl.
- Sudden and without reservation; blunt; direct; downright.
- After the plump statement that the author was at Erceldoune and spake with Thomas.
- See also Thesaurus:obese
- See also Thesaurus:scrawny
- French: dodu, potelé, rebondi
- German: mollig, pummelig
- Italian: cicciottello, robusto
- Portuguese: rechonchundo
- Russian: пу́хлый
- Spanish: rechoncho, rollizo, regordete
plump (plumps, present participle plumping; past and past participle plumped)
- (intransitive) To grow plump; to swell out.
- Her cheeks have plumped.
- (transitive) To make plump; to fill (out) or support; often with up.
- to plump oysters or scallops by placing them in fresh or brackish water
- to plump up the hollowness of their history with improbable miracles
- (transitive) To cast or let drop all at once, suddenly and heavily.
- to plump a stone into water
- 1859, Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
- Although Miss Pross, through her long association with a French family, might have known as much of their language as of her own, if she had had a mind, she had no mind in that direction […] So her manner of marketing was to plump a noun-substantive at the head of a shopkeeper without any introduction in the nature of an article […]
- (intransitive) To give a plumper (kind of vote).
- (transitive) To give (a vote), as a plumper.
- indtr en To favor or decide in favor of something.
plump (plumps, present participle plumping; past and past participle plumped)Adverb
plump (plural plumps)
- The sound of a sudden heavy fall.
plump (plural plumps)
- (obsolete) A knot or cluster; a group; a crowd.
- a plump of trees, fowls, or spears
- ''To visit islands and the plumps of men.