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1 a coarse term for defecation; "he took a shit" [syn: shit]
2 a piece of land where waste materials are dumped [syn: garbage dump, trash dump, rubbish dump, wasteyard, waste-yard, dumpsite]
3 (computer science) a copy of the contents of a computer storage device; sometimes used in debugging programs


1 throw away as refuse; "No dumping in these woods!"
2 sever all ties with, usually unceremoniously or irresponsibly; "The company dumped him after many years of service"; "She dumped her boyfriend when she fell in love with a rich man" [syn: ditch]
3 sell at artificially low prices [syn: underprice]
4 drop in a heap or mass
5 fall abruptly; "It plunged to the bottom of the well" [syn: plunge]
6 knock down with force; "He decked his opponent" [syn: deck, coldcock, knock down, floor]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. A place where waste or garbage is left; a ground or place for dumping ashes, refuse, etc.
    A toxic waste dump.
  2. A car or boat for dumping refuse, etc.
  3. That which is dumped, especially in a chaotic way; a mess.
  4. An act of dumping, or its result.
    The new XML dump is coming soon.
  5. A storage place for supplies, especially military.
  6. An unpleasant, dirty or disreputable place.
  7. An act of defecation.
    To take a dump.
  8. A dull, gloomy state of the mind; sadness; melancholy; low spirits; despondency; ill humor (usually plural).
    March slowly on in solemn dump. --Hudibras.
    Doleful dumps the mind oppress. --
    I was musing in the midst of my dumps. --Bunyan.
  9. Absence of mind; revery.
  10. A pile of ore or rock.
  11. A melancholy strain or tune in music; any tune.
    Tune a deploring dump.
    Play me some merry dump. --
  12. An old kind of dance.
  13. A small coin made by punching a hole in a larger coin.


  1. To release, especially in large quantities and chaotic manner.
  2. To discard; to get rid of something one does not want anymore.
  3. To copy data from a system to another place or system, usually in order to archive it.
  4. (informal) To end a relationship with.
  5. To knock heavily; to stump.
  6. To put or throw down with more or less of violence; hence, to unload from a cart by tilting it; as, to dump sand, coal, etc.
  7. To precipitate (esp. snow) heavily.


verb - discard
verb - computers

Extensive Definition

Dump may refer to:
dump in Japanese: ダンプ

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