Get Your Premium Membership

Pump Definition

More below...

Other Pump Definition

[n] a mechanical device that moves fluid or gas by pressure or suction
[n] a low-cut shoe without fastenings
[n] the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions pump blood through the body; "he stood still, his heart thumping wildly"
[v] question persistently; "She pumped the witnesses for information"
[v] deliver forth; "pump bullets into the dummy"
[v] operate like a pump; move up and down, like a handle or a pedal
[v] raise with a pump; of gases or fluids
[v] move up and down, as of weights
[v] draw or pour with a pump
[v] flow intermittently
[v] supply in great quantities; "Pump money into a project"


heart, pumps, ticker

Misc. Definitions

\Pump\ (p[u^]mp), n. [Probably so called as being worn for pomp or ornament. See {Pomp}.] A low shoe with a thin sole.
\Pump\, n. [Akin to D. pomp, G. pumpe, F. pompe; of unknown origin.] An hydraulic machine, variously constructed, for raising or transferring fluids, consisting essentially of a moving piece or piston working in a hollow cylinder or other cavity, with valves properly placed for admitting or retaining the fluid as it is drawn or driven through them by the action of the piston. Note: for various kinds of pumps, see {Air pump}, {Chain pump}, and {Force pump}; also, under {Lifting}, {Plunger}, {Rotary}, etc. {Circulating pump} (Steam Engine), a pump for driving the condensing water through the casing, or tubes, of a surface condenser. {Pump brake}. See {Pump handle}, below. {Pump dale}. See {Dale}. {Pump gear}, the apparatus belonging to a pump. --Totten. {Pump handle}, the lever, worked by hand, by which motion is given to the bucket of a pump. {Pump hood}, a semicylindrical appendage covering the upper wheel of a chain pump. {Pump rod}, the rod to which the bucket of a pump is fastened, and which is attached to the brake or handle; the piston rod. {Pump room}, a place or room at a mineral spring where the waters are drawn and drunk. [Eng.] {Pump spear}. Same as {Pump rod}, above. {Pump stock}, the stationary part, body, or barrel of a pump. {Pump well}. (Naut.) See {Well}.
\Pump\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pumped} (p[u^]mt; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. {pumping}.]
1. To raise with a pump, as water or other liquid.
2. To draw water, or the like, from; to from water by means of a pump; as, they pumped the well dry; to pump a ship.
3. Figuratively, to draw out or obtain, as secrets or money, by persistent questioning or plying; to question or ply persistently in order to elicit something, as information, money, etc. But pump not me for politics. --Otway.
\Pump\, v. i. To work, or raise water, a pump.

More Pump Links:
  • See poems containing the word: Pump.
  • See quotes containing the word: Pump.
  • How many syllables are in Pump.
  • What rhymes with Pump?