Plump, adv. [Cf. D. plomp,
interj., G. plump, plumps. Cf. Plump, a.
& v.] Directly; suddenly; perpendicularly. "Fall
plump." Beau. & Fl.
Plump (plŭmp), a.
[Compar. Plumper (-ẽr);
superl. Plumpest.] [OE. plomp rude,
clumsy; akin to D. plomp, G., Dan., & Sw. plump;
probably of imitative origin. Cf. Plump,
adv.] Well rounded or filled out; full; fleshy;
fat; as, a plump baby; plump cheeks.
The god of wine did his plump clusters
bring. T. Carew.
Plump, n. A knot; a cluster; a
group; a crowd; a flock; as, a plump of trees, fowls, or
To visit islands and the plumps of
Plump, v. i. [Cf. D. plompen, G.
plumpen, Sw. plumpa, Dan. plumpe. See
Plump, a.] 1. To grow
plump; to swell out; as, her cheeks have plumped.
2. To drop or fall suddenly or heavily, all at
once."Dulcissa plumps into a chair."
3. To give a plumper. See
Plump, v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Plumped (?); p. pr. & vb. n.
Plumping.] 1. To make plump; to fill (out)
or support; -- often with up.
To plump up the hollowness of their history with
improbable miracles. Fuller.
2. To cast or let drop all at once, suddenly
and heavily; as, to plump a stone into water.
3. To give (a vote), as a plumper. See
Plump (?), a. Done or made plump,
or suddenly and without reservation; blunt; unreserved; direct;
After the plump statement that the author was at
Erceldoune and spake with Thomas. Saintsbury.