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Lamp vs. Lump

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Lampnoun

A device that generates heat, light or other radiation. Especially an electric light bulb.

Lumpnoun

Something that protrudes, sticks out, or sticks together; a cluster or blob; a mound or mass of no particular shape.

‘Stir the gravy until there are no more lumps.’; ‘a lump of coal; a lump of clay; a lump of cheese’;

Lampnoun

A device containing oil, burnt through a wick for illumination; an oil lamp.

Lumpnoun

A group, set, or unit.

‘The money arrived all at once as one big lump sum payment.’;

Lampnoun

A piece of furniture holding one or more electric light sockets.

Lumpnoun

A small, shaped mass of sugar, typically about a teaspoonful.

‘Do you want one lump or two with your coffee?’;

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Lampverb

(slang) To hit, clout, belt, wallop.

Lumpnoun

A dull or lazy person.

‘Don't just sit there like a lump.’;

Lampverb

To hunt at night using a lamp; see lamping.

Lumpnoun

A beating or verbal abuse.

‘He's taken his lumps over the years.’;

Lampverb

(slang) To hang out or chill; to do nothing in particular.

Lumpnoun

A projection beneath the breech end of a gun barrel.

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Lampnoun

A thin plate or lamina.

Lumpnoun

A kind of fish, the lumpsucker.

Lampnoun

A light-producing vessel, device, instrument or apparatus;

Lumpverb

To treat as a single unit; to group together in a casual or chaotic manner.

‘People tend to lump turtles and tortoises together, when in fact they are different creatures.’;

Lampnoun

Figuratively, anything which enlightens intellectually or morally; anything regarded metaphorically a performing the uses of a lamp.

‘Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.’; ‘Ages elapsed ere Homer's lamp appeared.’;

Lumpnoun

A small mass of matter of irregular shape; an irregular or shapeless mass; as, a lump of coal; a lump of iron ore.

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Lampnoun

A device or mechanism for producing light by electricity, usually having a glass bulb or tube containing the light-emitting element. Most lamps belong to one of two categories, the Incandescent lamp (See under Incandescent) or the fluorescent lamp. However, see also arc lamp, below.

Lumpnoun

A mass or aggregation of things.

Lampnoun

A device that emits radiant energy in the form of heat, infrared, or ultraviolet rays; as, a heat lamp.

Lumpnoun

A projection beneath the breech end of a gun barrel.

‘They may buy them in the lump.’;

Lampnoun

an artificial source of visible illumination

Lumpverb

To throw into a mass; to unite in a body or sum without distinction of particulars.

‘The expenses ought to be lumped together.’;

Lampnoun

a piece of furniture holding one or more electric light bulbs

Lumpverb

To take in the gross; to speak of collectively.

‘Not forgetting all others, . . . whom for brevity, but out of no resentment to you, I lump all together.’;

Lumpverb

To get along with as one can, although displeased; as, if he doesn't like it, he can lump it.

Lumpnoun

a large piece of something without definite shape;

‘a hunk of bread’; ‘a lump of coal’;

Lumpnoun

a compact mass;

‘a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder’;

Lumpnoun

abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement

Lumpnoun

an awkward stupid person

Lumpverb

put together indiscriminately;

‘lump together all the applicants’;

Lumpverb

group or chunk together in a certain order or place side by side

Lumpnoun

a compact mass of a substance, especially one without a definite or regular shape

‘there was a lump of ice floating in the milk’;

Lumpnoun

a swelling under the skin, especially one caused by injury or disease

‘he was unhurt apart from a huge lump on his head’;

Lumpnoun

a small cube of sugar.

Lumpnoun

a heavy, ungainly, or slow-witted person

‘I won't stand a chance against a big lump like you’;

Lumpnoun

the state of being self-employed and paid without deduction of tax, especially in the building industry

‘‘Working?’ ‘Only on the lump, here and there’’; ‘lump labour’;

Lumpverb

put in an indiscriminate mass or group; treat as alike without regard for particulars

‘Nigel didn't like being lumped in with prisoners’; ‘Hong Kong and Bangkok tend to be lumped together in holiday brochures’;

Lumpverb

(in taxonomy) classify plants or animals in relatively inclusive groups, disregarding minor variations

‘many arguments are based on one side lumping and the other splitting’;

Lumpverb

carry (a heavy load) somewhere with difficulty

‘the coalman had to lump one-hundredweight sacks right through the house’;

Lumpverb

accept or tolerate a disagreeable situation whether one likes it or not

‘you can like it or lump it but I've got to work’;

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