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Swelling vs. Lump

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  • Swelling (noun)

    The state of being swollen.

  • Swelling (noun)

    Anything swollen, especially any abnormally swollen part of the body.

  • Swelling (noun)

    A rising, as of passion or anger.

  • Lump (noun)

    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"

  • Lump (noun)

    A group, set, or unit.

    "The money arrived all at once as one big lump sum payment."

  • Lump (noun)

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

    "Do you want one lump or two with your coffee?"

  • Lump (noun)

    A dull or lazy person.

    "Don't just sit there like a lump."

  • Lump (noun)

    A beating or verbal abuse.

    "He's taken his lumps over the years."

  • Lump (noun)

    A projection beneath the breech end of a gun barrel.

  • Lump (noun)

    A kind of fish, the lumpsucker.

  • Lump (verb)

    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."

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Swelling (noun)

    The act of that which swells; as, the swelling of rivers in spring; the swelling of the breast with pride.

  • Swelling (noun)

    A protuberance; a prominence

  • Lump (noun)

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

  • Lump (noun)

    A mass or aggregation of things.

  • Lump (noun)

    A projection beneath the breech end of a gun barrel.

  • Lump (verb)

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

  • Lump (verb)

    To take in the gross; to speak of collectively.

  • Lump (verb)

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

Webster Dictionary
  • Swelling (noun)

    abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement

  • Swelling (noun)

    the swelling of certain substances when they are heated (often accompanied by release of water)

  • Swelling (adjective)

    becoming puffy as from internal bleeding or accumulation of other fluids;

    "put ice on the swelling ankle"

  • Lump (noun)

    a large piece of something without definite shape;

    "a hunk of bread"

    "a lump of coal"

  • Lump (noun)

    a compact mass;

    "a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder"

  • Lump (noun)

    abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement

  • Lump (noun)

    an awkward stupid person

  • Lump (verb)

    put together indiscriminately;

    "lump together all the applicants"

  • Lump (verb)

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

Princeton's WordNet

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