(Tu"mid) a. [L. tumidus, fr. tumere to swell; cf. Skr. tumra strong, fat. Cf. Thumb.]
1. Swelled, enlarged, or distended; as, a tumid leg; tumid flesh.
2. Rising above the level; protuberant.
So high as heaved the tumid hills.Milton.
3. Swelling in sound or sense; pompous; puffy; inflated; bombastic; falsely sublime; turgid; as, a tumid expression; a
Tu"mid*ly, adv. Tu"mid*ness, n.
(Tu*mid"i*ty) n. The quality or state of being tumid.
(Tum"mals) n. (Mining) A great quantity or heap. Weale.
(Tu"mor) n. [L., fr. tumere to swell: cf. F. tumeúr. See Tumid.]
1. (Med.) A morbid swelling, prominence, or growth, on any part of the body; especially, a growth produced
by deposition of new tissue; a neoplasm.
2. Affected pomp; bombast; swelling words or expressions; false magnificence or sublimity. [R.]
Better, however, to be a flippant, than, by a revolting form of tumor and perplexity, to lead men into
habits of intellect such as result from the modern vice of English style.De Quincey. Encysted tumor, a tumor which is inclosed in a membrane called a cyst, connected with the surrounding
parts by the neighboring cellular substance. Fatty tumor. See under Fatty. Innocent tumor,
or Benign tumor, one which does not of itself threaten life, and does not usually tend to recur after
extirpation. Malignant tumor, a tumor which tends continually to spread, to become generalized in
different parts of the body, and to recur after extirpation, and which, if left to itself, causes death.
(Tu"mored) a. Distended; swelled. [R.] "His tumored breast." R. Junius.
(Tu"mor*ous) a. [L. tumorosus inflated.]
1. Swelling; protuberant. [R.] Sir H. Wotton.
2. Inflated; bombastic. [R.] B. Jonson.
(Tump) n. [W. twmp, twm, a round mass or heap, a hillock.] A little hillock; a knoll. Ainsworth.
(Tump), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tumped (?; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. Tumping.]
1. To form a mass of earth or a hillock about; as, to tump teasel.
2. To draw or drag, as a deer or other animal after it has been killed. [Local, U. S.] Bartlett.
(Tump"line`) n. A strap placed across a man's forehead to assist him in carrying a pack on his
back. [Local, U. S.] Bartlett.
(Tum"-tum`) n. A dish made in the West Indies by beating boiled plantain quite soft in a wooden
(Tu"mu*lar) a. [L. tumulus a mound: cf. F. tumulaire. See Tumulus.] Consisting in a heap; formed
or being in a heap or hillock. Pinkerton.