Lump

Definition of Lump

Pronunciation: lŭmp
n.1.A small mass of matter of irregular shape; an irregular or shapeless mass; as, a lump of coal; a lump of iron ore.
2.A mass or aggregation of things.
3.(Firearms) A projection beneath the breech end of a gun barrel.
In the lump
the whole together; in gross.
They may buy them in the lump.
- Addison.
v. i.1.To throw into a mass; to unite in a body or sum without distinction of particulars.
[imp. & p. p. Lumped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Lumping.]
The expenses ought to be lumped together.
- Ayliffe.
2.To take in the gross; to speak of collectively.
Not forgetting all others, . . . whom for brevity, but out of no resentment to you, I lump all together.
- Sterne.
3.To get along with as one can, although displeased; as, if he doesn't like it, he can lump it.

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