Definition of Bumps

1. Noun. (plural of bump) ¹



2. Noun. (British with "the") The ritual tossing of someone into the air to celebrate their birthday. ¹

3. Verb. (third-person singular of bump) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bumps

1. bump [v] - See also: bump

Medical Definition of Bumps

1. The raised area of a bump or bruise results from blood leaking from these injured blood vessels into the tissues as well as from the body's response to the injury. A purplish, flat bruise that occurs when blood leaks out into the top layers of skin is referred to as an ecchymosis. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bumps

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bumpiest
bumpily
bumpiness
bumpinesses
bumping
bumpingly
bumpings
bumpity
bumpkin
bumpkinish
bumpkinly
bumpkins
bumplike
bumpoff
bumps (current term)
bumps race
bumps races
bumpsadaisy
bumptious
bumptiously
bumptiousness
bumptiousnesses
bumpy
bumpy bits
bumpy torus
bums
bums in seats
bums on seats

Literary usage of Bumps

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

1. The University of Hard Knocks: The School that Completes Our Education by Ralph Albert Parlette (1917)
"Its books are bumps. Every bump is a lesson. If we learn the lesson with one bump, ... They do not waste the bumps. We get promoted to the next bump. ..."

2. Insect Architecture by James Rennie (1830)
"The number of bumps which are found upon a beast is equal to the number of eggs which have been deposited in its flesh; or, to speak more correctly, ..."

3. Narrative of a Tour in North America: Comprising Mexico, the Mines of Real by Henry Tudor (1834)
"... there—Journey to Auburn — Dreadful Roads — Carriage breaks down—Tears and Lamentations—Tribe of Oneida Indians—Syracuse—Auburn—bumps and Bruises. ..."

4. English in Service: Book One[-three] by Walter Wilbur Hatfield, Anne Laura McGregor (1922)
"Before starting down, I studied the field and decided that the easiest course would be directly over the center of the two largest bumps. ..."

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