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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clump  \Clump\  (kl[u^]mp),  n.  [Cf.  D.  klomp  lump,  G.  klump, 
  klumpen,  Dan.  klump,  Sw  klump;  perh.  akin  to  L.  globus,  E. 
  globe.  Cf  {Club}.] 
  1.  An  unshaped  piece  or  mass  of  wood  or  other  substance. 
 
  2.  A  cluster;  a  group  a  thicket. 
 
  A  clump  of  shrubby  trees.  --Hawthorne. 
 
  3.  The  compressed  clay  of  coal  strata.  --Brande  &  C. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clump  \Clump\,  v.  t. 
  To  arrange  in  a  clump  or  clumps;  to  cluster;  to  group 
  --Blackmore. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clump  \Clump\,  v.  i. 
  To  tread  clumsily;  to  clamp.  [Prov.  Eng.]  --Halliwell. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  clump 
  n  1:  a  thick  grouping  of  similar  things  "a  bunch  of  trees";  "a 
  cluster  of  admirers"  [syn:  {bunch},  {cluster}] 
  2:  a  compact  mass;  "a  ball  of  mud  caught  him  on  the  shoulder" 
  [syn:  {ball},  {clod},  {glob},  {lump},  {chunk}] 
  3:  a  heavy  dull  sound  (as  made  by  impact  of  heavy  objects) 
  [syn:  {thump},  {thumping},  {clunk},  {thud}] 
  v  1:  make  or  move  along  with  a  sound  as  of  a  horse's  hooves 
  striking  the  ground  [syn:  {clop},  {clunk},  {plunk}] 
  2:  come  together  as  in  a  cluster  or  flock;  "The  poets 
  constellate  in  this  town  every  summer"  [syn:  {cluster},  {constellate}, 
  {flock}] 
  3:  walk  clumsily  [syn:  {clomp}] 
  4:  gather  or  cause  to  gather  into  a  cluster;  "She  bunched  her 
  fingers  into  a  fist";  "The  students  bunched  up  at  the 
  registration  desk"  [syn:  {bunch},  {bunch  up},  {bundle},  {cluster}] 




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