verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- clumber spaniel,
Origin of clump
Examples from the Web for clump
The drain clogs in the shower every few days, and the clump of tangled brown hair is springy between my fingers.Birth Control Made My Hair Fall Out, and I’m Not the Only One|Molly Oswaks|October 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For example, on Diaspora you clump people into “Aspects” like Friends, Family, and Acquaintances.
And in her right hand was a clump of hair that did not belong to her.
Only one thing was different: a clump of her hair had been cut from her head.
The tents were put up near a clump of trees, where there was a well.At the Court of the Amr|John Alfred Gray
It was of light iron, and it could be opened into a clump of bushes where it was not likely to be noticed.John Gayther's Garden and the Stories Told Therein|Frank R. Stockton
Keeping on the outside, he commenced walking the animal in a spiral ring that gradually closed in upon the clump.The Scalp Hunters|Mayne Reid
The little group that had gathered followed the coffin to a clump of trees not far removed.Sons and Fathers|Harry Stillwell Edwards
In passing a clump of rosebushes Tom stopped to extricate a fragment of silk from the thorns.A Noble Woman|Ann S. Stephens
Word Origin for clump
1580s, "lump; cluster of trees," from Middle English clompe "a lump" (c.1300), from Dutch klomp "lump, mass," or Middle Low German klumpe "clog, wooden shoe." Old English had clympre "lump, mass of metal."
"walk heavily," 1660s, imitative. Related: Clumped; clumping.
"to heap or gather in clumps" (transitive), 1824, from clump (n.). Related: Clumped; clumping. Intransitive sense "to form a clump or clumps" is recorded from 1896.