clump Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “clump” in the English Dictionary

"clump" in British English

See all translations

clumpnoun

uk   us   /klʌmp/

clumpverb

uk   us   /klʌmp/
(Definition of clump from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"clump" in American English

See all translations

clumpnoun [C]

 us   /klʌmp/
  • clump noun [C] (GROUP)

a ​group, esp. of ​plants: Small clumps of ​hardygrass had ​sprung up between the ​rocks.

clumpverb

 us   /klʌmp/
  • clump verb (WALK)

[I always + adv/prep] to ​walk in a ​noisy way with ​heavysteps: He clumped up the ​steps.
  • clump verb (GROUP)

[I/T] to ​gather in a ​group, or to ​cause this to ​happen: [T] In ​ouroffice, the ​desks are clumped together with ​partitions around them.
(Definition of clump from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “clump”
in Spanish grupo…
in Vietnamese bụi cây…
in Malaysian rumpun…
in Thai กลุ่มก้อน…
in French bouquet, massif…
in German die (Baum-) Gruppe…
in Chinese (Simplified) 群, (尤指树木或花)丛,簇,群…
in Turkish ağaç/bitki kümesi, topluluğu…
in Russian пучок, куст…
in Indonesian rumpun…
in Chinese (Traditional) 群, (尤指樹木或花)叢,簇,群…
in Polish kępa…
What is the pronunciation of clump?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“clump” in American English

Word of the Day

float

a large vehicle with a flat surface that is decorated and used in festivals

Word of the Day

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More