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[n] a compact mass; "a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder"
[n] a large piece of something without definite shape; "a hunk of bread"; "a lump of coal"
[n] an awkward stupid person
[n] abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement
[v] group or chunk together in a certain order or place side by side
[v] put together indiscriminately; "lump together all the applicants"

Misc. Definitions

\Lump\, n. [Cf. OD. lompe piece, mass. Cf. {Lunch}.]
1. A small mass of matter of irregular shape; an irregular or shapeless mass; as, a lump of coal; a lump of iron ore. `` A lump of cheese.'' --Piers Plowman. `` This lump of clay.'' --Shak.
2. A mass or aggregation of things.
3. (Firearms) A projection beneath the breech end of a gun barrel. {In the lump}, {In a lump}, the whole together; in gross. They may buy them in the lump. --Addison. {Lump coal}, coal in large lumps; -- the largest size brought from the mine. {Lump sum}, a gross sum without a specification of items; as, to award a lump sum in satisfaction of all claims and damages.
\Lump\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Lumped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Lumping}.]
1. To throw into a mass; to unite in a body or sum without distinction of particulars. 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 you, I lump all together. --Sterne.
3. To get along with as one can, although displeased; as, if he does n't like it, he can lump it. [Law]

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