plump


plump
Ⅰ.
plump [1] ADJECTIVE 1) full and rounded in shape. 2) rather fat.
VERB (plump up) make or become full and round.
DERIVATIVES plumpish adjective plumpness noun.
ORIGIN originally in the sense «blunt, forthright»: related to Dutch plomp, Low German plump 'blunt, obtuse' .
Ⅱ.
plump [2] VERB 1) set or sit down heavily or unceremoniously. 2) (plump for) decide in favour of (one of two or more possibilities).
ADVERB informal with a sudden or heavy fall.
ORIGIN probably imitative.

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  • plump — plump …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • Plump — (pl[u^]mp), a. [Compar. {Plumper} (pl[u^]mp [ e]r); superl. {Plumpest}.] [OE. plomp rude, clumsy; akin to D. plomp, G., Dan., & Sw. plump; probably of imitative origin. Cf. {Plump}, adv.] 1. Well rounded or filled out; full; fleshy; fat; as, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plump — plump·en; plump·ish; plump; plump·er; plump·ly; plump·ness; …   English syllables

  • plump — plump1 [plump] adj. [LME < MDu plomp, unwieldy, bulky, dull: orig. echoic] full and rounded in form; chubby vt., vi. to make plump; fill out: sometimes with up or out plumpish adj. plumply adv. plumpness n. plump2 [plump] vi. [ME plumpen …   English World dictionary

  • Plump — Plump, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Plumped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Plumping}.] 1. To make plump; to fill (out) or support; often with up. [1913 Webster] To plump up the hollowness of their history with improbable miracles. Fuller. [1913 Webster] 2. To cast… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plump — Plump, adv. [Cf. D. plomp, interj., G. plump, plumps. Cf. {Plump}, a. & v.] Directly; suddenly; perpendicularly. Fall plump. Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plump — Adj. (Mittelstufe) von dicker, schwerfälliger Gestalt Synonyme: klobig, unförmig Beispiel: Sie hat plumpe Beine. plump Adj. (Aufbaustufe) ohne Leichtigkeit, schwerfällig Synonyme: unbeholfen, ungeschlacht, ungelenk (geh.) Beispiele: Sie ist dick… …   Extremes Deutsch

  • Plump — Plump, v. i. [Cf. D. plompen, G. plumpen, Sw. plumpa, Dan. plumpe. See {Plump}, a.] 1. To grow plump; to swell out; as, her cheeks have plumped. [1913 Webster] 2. To drop or fall suddenly or heavily, all at once. Dulcissa plumps into a chair.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plump — Plump, eine Interjection, welche den Schall nachahmet, den ein großer dicker und schwerer Körper macht, wenn er plötzlich in ein tiefes Wasser fällt. Plump! da fiel er in das Wasser. Plump! da lag er. Wenn der Stein in das Wasser fällt, so macht… …   Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

  • plump — »grob, derb, unförmig; unbeholfen«: Das im 16. Jh. aus dem Niederd. ins Hochd. übernommene Adjektiv (mnd. plump, plomp) gehört zu der Interjektion ‹m›niederd. plump! Diese Interjektion gibt vorwiegend das Geräusch an, das beim Fallen und… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch