plump: Meaning and Definition of
— adj., v. -er, -est,
- well filled out or rounded in form; somewhat fleshy or fat.
- to become plump (often fol. by up or out).
- to make plump (often fol. by up or out): to plump up the sofa pillows.
- to drop or fall heavily or suddenly; come down abruptly or with direct impact.
- to vote exclusively for one candidate in an election, instead of distributing or splitting one's votes among a number.
- to drop or throw heavily or suddenly (often fol. by down): He plumped himself down and fell asleep.
- to utter or say bluntly (often fol. by out): She plumps out the truth at the oddest times.
- to praise or extol: road signs plumping the delights of a new candy bar.
- to support enthusiastically; be wholeheartedly in favor of: to plump for a team.
- a heavy or sudden fall.
- the sound resulting from such a fall.
- with a heavy or sudden fall or drop.
- directly or bluntly, as in speaking.
- in a vertical direction; straight down.
- with sudden encounter.
- with direct impact.
- direct; downright; blunt.
— n. Chiefly Brit. Dial.
- a group or cluster.
- a flock: a plump of ducks.
- plump (Thesaurus)