(Bump), v. i. [See Boom to roar.] To make a loud, heavy, or hollow noise, as the bittern; to
As a bittern bumps within a reed.
(Bump), n. The noise made by the bittern.
(Bum"per) n. [A corruption of bumbard, bombard, a large drinking vessel.]
1. A cup or glass filled to the brim, or till the liquor runs over, particularly in drinking a health or toast.
He frothed his bumpers to the brim.
2. A covered house at a theater, etc., in honor of some favorite performer. [Cant]
1. That which bumps or causes a bump.
2. Anything which resists or deadens a bump or shock; a buffer.
(Bump"kin) n. [The same word as bumkin, which Cotgrave defines thus: "Bumkin, Fr. chicambault,
the luffe-block, a long and thick piece of wood, whereunto the fore-sayle and sprit-sayle are fastened,
when a ship goes by the winde." Hence, a clumsy man may easily have been compared to such a block
of wood; cf. OD. boomken a little tree. See Boom a pole.] An awkward, heavy country fellow; a clown; a
country lout. "Bashful country bumpkins." W. Irving.
(Bump"tious) a. Self-conceited; forward; pushing. [Colloq.] Halliwell.
(Bump"tious*ness), n. Conceitedness. [Colloq.]
(Bun, Bunn) n. [Scot. bun, bunn, OE. bunne, bonne; fr. Celtic; cf. Ir. bunna, Gael. bonnach,
or OF. bugne tumor, Prov. F. bugne a kind of pancake; akin to OHG. bungo bulb, MHG. bunge, Prov.
E. bung heap, cluster, bunny a small swelling.] A slightly sweetened raised cake or bisquit with a
glazing of sugar and milk on the top crust.
(Bunch) n. [Akin to OSw. & Dan. bunke heap, Icel. bunki heap, pile, bunga tumor, protuberance; cf.
W. pwng cluster. Cf. Bunk.]
1. A protuberance; a hunch; a knob or lump; a hump.
They will carry . . . their treasures upon the bunches of camels.
Isa. xxx. 6.
2. A collection, cluster, or tuft, properly of things of the same kind, growing or fastened together; as, a
bunch of grapes; a bunch of keys.
3. (Mining) A small isolated mass of ore, as distinguished from a continuous vein. Page.
(Bunch), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Bunched ; p. pr. & vb. n. Bunching.] To swell out into a bunch
or protuberance; to be protuberant or round.
Bunching out into a large round knob at one end.
(Bunch), v. t. To form into a bunch or bunches.
(Bunch"-backed`) a. Having a bunch on the back; crooked. "Bunch-backed toad." Shak.