Plump a. [Compar. Plumper superl. Plumpest.]
1. Well rounded or filled out; full; fleshy; fat; as, a plump baby; plump cheeks.
The god of wine did his plump clusters bring. --T. Carew.
2. Done or made plump, or suddenly and without reservation; blunt; unreserved; direct; downright.
After the plump statement that the author was at Erceldoune and spake with Thomas. --Saintsbury.
Plump, n. A knot; a cluster; a group; a crowd; a flock; as, a plump of trees, fowls, or spears. [Obs.]
To visit islands and the plumps of men. --Chapman.
Plump, v. i.
1. To grow plump; to swell out; as, her cheeks have plumped.
2. To drop or fall suddenly or heavily, all at once.“Dulcissa plumps into a chair.”
3. To give a plumper. See Plumper, 2.
Plump, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Plumped p. pr. & vb. n. Plumping.]
1. To make plump; to fill (out) or support; -- often with up.
To plump up the hollowness of their history with improbable miracles. --Fuller.
2. To cast or let drop all at once, suddenly and heavily; as, to plump a stone into water.
3. To give (a vote), as a plumper. See Plumper, 2.
Plump, adv. Directly; suddenly; perpendicularly. “Fall plump.”
adj : euphemisms for slightly fat; "a generation ago...buxom
actresses were popular"- Robt.A.Hamilton; "chubby
babies"; "pleasingly plump" [syn: buxom, chubby, embonpoint,
n : the sound of a sudden heavy fall
adv : straight down especially heavily or abruptly; "the anchor
fell plump into the sea"; "we dropped the rock plump
into the water"
v 1: drop sharply; "The stock market plummeted" [syn: plummet]
2: set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise;
"He planked the money on the table"; "He planked himself
into the sofa" [syn: plank, flump, plonk, plop, plunk,
plump down, plunk down]
3: make fat or plump; "We will plump out that poor starving
child" [syn: fatten, fat, flesh out, fill out, plump
out, fatten out, fatten up]
4: give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group
or number; "I plumped for the losing candidates" [syn: go]