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  8  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bump  \Bump\,  v.  i.  [See  {Boom}  to  roar.] 
  To  make  a  loud,  heavy,  or  hollow  noise,  as  the  bittern;  to 
  boom. 
 
  As  a  bittern  bumps  within  a  reed.  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bump  \Bump\,  n. 
  The  noise  made  by  the  bittern. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bump  \Bump\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bumped};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Bumping}.]  [Cf.  W.  pwmp  round  mass,  pwmpiaw  to  thump,  bang, 
  and  E.  bum,  v.  i.,  boom  to  roar.] 
  To  strike,  as  with  or  against  anything  large  or  solid;  to 
  thump;  as  to  bump  the  head  against  a  wall. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bump  \Bump\,  v.  i. 
  To  come  in  violent  contact  with  something  to  thump. 
  ``Bumping  and  jumping.''  --Southey. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bump  \Bump\,  n.  [From  {Bump}  to  strike,  to  thump.] 
  1.  A  thump;  a  heavy  blow. 
 
  2.  A  swelling  or  prominence,  resulting  from  a  bump  or  blow;  a 
  protuberance. 
 
  It  had  upon  its  brow  A  bump  as  big  as  a  young 
  cockerel's  stone.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  (Phren.)  One  of  the  protuberances  on  the  cranium  which  are 
  associated  with  distinct  faculties  or  affections  of  the 
  mind;  as  the  bump  of  ``veneration;''  the  bump  of 
  ``acquisitiveness.''  [Colloq.] 
 
  4.  The  act  of  striking  the  stern  of  the  boat  in  advance  with 
  the  prow  of  the  boat  following.  [Eng.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bump 
  n  1:  a  lump  on  the  body  caused  by  a  blow 
  2:  something  that  protrudes  [syn:  {bulge},  {hump},  {gibbosity}, 
  {gibbousness},  {jut},  {prominence},  {protuberance},  {protrusion}, 
  {extrusion},  {excrescence}] 
  3:  an  impact  (as  from  a  collision);  "the  bump  threw  him  off  the 
  bicycle"  [syn:  {blow}] 
  v  1:  knock  against  with  force  or  violence;  "My  car  bumped  into 
  the  tree"  [syn:  {knock}] 
  2:  come  upon  as  if  by  accident;  meet  with  "We  find  this  idea 
  in  Plato";  "I  happened  upon  the  most  wonderful  bakery  not 
  very  far  from  here";  "She  chanced  upon  an  interesting  book 
  in  the  bookstore  the  other  day"  [syn:  {find},  {happen},  {chance}, 
  {hit},  {encounter}] 
  3:  dance  erotically,  as  in  "bump  and  grind":  dance  with  the 
  pelvis  thrust  forward 
  4:  assign  to  a  lower  position;  reduce  in  rank;  "She  was  demoted 
  because  she  always  speaks  up"  [syn:  {demote},  {relegate}, 
  {break},  {kick  downstairs}]  [ant:  {promote}] 
  5:  remove  or  force  from  a  position  of  dwelling  previously 
  occupied;  "The  new  employee  dislodged  her  by  moving  into 
  her  office  space"  [syn:  {dislodge},  {displace}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  bump  vt  Synonym  for  increment.  Has  the  same  meaning  as  C's 
  ++  operator.  Used  esp.  of  counter  variables,  pointers,  and  index  dummies 
  in  `for',  `while',  and  `do-while'  loops. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  bump 
 
  Increment.  E.g.  {C}'s  {++}  operator.  It  is  used  especially  of 
  counter  variables,  pointers  and  index  dummies  in  "for", 
  "while",  and  "do-while"  loops. 
 
  (1994-11-29) 
 
 




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