Definition of Bumble

1. Verb. Make a mess of, destroy or ruin. "The pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement"




2. Verb. Walk unsteadily. "Sam and Sue bumble"; "The drunk man stumbled about"
Exact synonyms: Falter, Stumble
Generic synonyms: Walk
Derivative terms: Stumble

3. Verb. Speak haltingly. "Sam and Sue bumble"; "The speaker faltered when he saw his opponent enter the room"
Exact synonyms: Falter, Stammer, Stutter
Generic synonyms: Mouth, Speak, Talk, Utter, Verbalise, Verbalize
Derivative terms: Falter, Stammer, Stammerer, Stutter, Stutterer

Definition of Bumble

1. n. The bittern.

2. v. i. To make a hollow or humming noise, like that of a bumblebee; to cry as a bittern.

Definition of Bumble

1. Noun. A confusion, jumble. ¹

2. Verb. To act in an inept, clumsy or inexpert manner; to make mistakes. ¹

3. Noun. A bumble-bee. ¹

4. Noun. (''provincial'') The bittern. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To boom, as a bittern; to buzz, as a fly. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bumble

1. to bungle [v -BLED, -BLING, -BLES] - See also: bungle

Medical Definition of Bumble

1. The bittern. See: Bump to boom. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Bumble Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Bumble Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bumble

bumaloti
bumalotis
bumbag
bumbags
bumbailiff
bumbailiffs
bumbard
bumbards
bumbast
bumbaze
bumbazed
bumbazes
bumbazing
bumbershoot
bumbershoots
bumble (current term)
bumble-bee
bumble-bees
bumblebee
bumblebees
bumbleberry pie
bumbleberry pies
bumbled
bumbledom
bumbledoms
bumbler
bumblers
bumbles
bumbling
bumblingly

Literary usage of Bumble

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Correspondence Concerning Claims Against Great Britain: Transmitted to the by United States Dept. of State (1869)
"Mr. bumble then said the ship belonged to a friend of his, ... Mr. bumble said he had not, as he was poorly, but expected to see him in a day or so. ..."

2. The Writings of Charles Dickens by Charles Dickens, Gilbert Ashville Pierce (1894)
"Mr. bumble coughed again, and slightly smiled. Mrs. Corney rose to get another cup and saucer from the closet. As she sat down, her eyes once again ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Bumble

Search for Bumble on Dictionary.com!Search for Bumble on Thesaurus.com!Search for Bumble on Google!Search for Bumble on Wikipedia!

Search