A dump is a place where trash is stored in piles and often buried underground. If you have an old bike that can't be repaired, you might take it to the dump.

Some towns have dumps where residents can freely dispose of garbage, while others require people to pay for the rubbish they bring. You can also call a dump a "landfill," but dump makes sense — it comes from the verb dump, "to toss, drop, or throw away." A figurative meaning of the word is to abruptly and unkindly break off a romantic relationship with someone: "It would be so mean to dump him on his birthday."

Definitions of dump
  1. noun
    a piece of land where waste materials are dumped
    synonyms: dumpsite, garbage dump, rubbish dump, trash dump, waste-yard, wasteyard
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    eitchen midden, kitchen midden, midden
    (archeology) a mound of domestic refuse containing shells and animal bones marking the site of a prehistoric settlement
    garbage heap, junk heap, junk pile, refuse heap, rubbish heap, scrapheap, trash heap, trash pile
    an accumulation of refuse and discarded matter
    toxic dumpsite, toxic waste dump, toxic waste site
    a location where toxic wastes can be or have been disposed of (often illegally)
    type of:
    land site, site
    the piece of land on which something is located (or is to be located)
  2. noun
    a place where supplies can be stored
    “an ammunition dump
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    depot, entrepot, storage, store, storehouse
    a depository for goods
  3. verb
    drop (stuff) in a heap or mass
    “The truck dumped the garbage in the street”
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    type of:
    let fall to the ground
  4. verb
    throw away as refuse
    “No dumping in these woods!”
  5. verb
    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”
    synonyms: ditch
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    type of:
    get rid of, remove
    dispose of
  6. verb
    sell at artificially low prices
    synonyms: underprice
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    type of:
    exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent
  7. verb
    knock down with force
    synonyms: coldcock, deck, floor, knock down
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    type of:
    hit repeatedly
  8. verb
    fall abruptly
    synonyms: plunge
    dive, plunge, plunk
    drop steeply
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    type of:
    to fall vertically
  9. noun
    a coarse term for defecation
  10. noun
    (computer science) a copy of the contents of a computer storage device; sometimes used in debugging programs
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    core dump
    (computer science) dump of the contents of the chief registers in the CPU; usually used for debugging
    type of:
    copy, written matter
    matter to be printed; exclusive of graphical materials
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