pump /ˈpəmp/ 名詞
Pump n. A low shoe with a thin sole.
Pump, n. 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. 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.
n 1: a mechanical device that moves fluid or gas by pressure or
2: 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" [syn: heart, ticker]
3: a low-cut shoe without fastenings [syn: pumps]
v 1: operate like a pump; move up and down, like a handle or a
2: deliver forth; "pump bullets into the dummy"
3: draw or pour with a pump
4: supply in great quantities; "Pump money into a project"
5: flow intermittently
6: move up and down; "The athlete pumps weights in the gym"
7: raise (gases oor fluids) with a pump
8: question persistently; "She pumped the witnesses for