lump

If it's hard to determine its shape and otherwise looks like a big blob of something, it's probably safe to call it a lump.

Jabba the Hut looks like a disgusting lump. So does the growing mound on your noggin where you walked into the glass door. And if you've been lumped together with a bad bunch, you might have been grouped with people indiscriminately. But all lumps aren't bad. Little old ladies put lumps of sugar into their tea. And that choked up feeling you get during a sappy movie? That's just a lump in your throat.

Primary Meanings of lump

1.
nv
a compact mass
put together indiscriminately
2.
n
an awkward stupid person
Full Definitions of lump
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n a compact mass

Synonyms:
ball, chunk, clod, clump, glob
Types:
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clot, coagulum
a lump of material formed from the content of a liquid
gob
a lump of slimy stuff
clew
a ball of yarn or cord or thread
thrombus
a blood clot formed within a blood vessel and remaining attached to its place of origin
embolus
an abnormal particle (e.g. an air bubble or part of a clot) circulating in the blood
Type of:
agglomeration
a jumbled collection or mass

n an abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement

Synonyms:
puffiness, swelling
Types:
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spermatocele
a swelling on the epididymis or the testis; usually contains spermatozoa
bloat
swelling of the rumen or intestinal tract of domestic animals caused by excessive gas
bunion
a painful swelling of the bursa of the first joint of the big toe
dropsy, edema, hydrops, oedema
swelling from excessive accumulation of watery fluid in cells, tissues, or serous cavities
haematocele, haematocoele, hematocele, hematocoele
swelling caused by blood collecting in a body cavity (especially a swelling of the membrane covering the testis)
intumescence, intumescency
swelling up with blood or other fluids (as with congestion)
iridoncus
swelling of the iris of the eye
lymphogranuloma
swelling of a lymph node
oscheocele, oscheocoele
swelling of the scrotum
tumidity, tumidness
slight swelling of an organ or part
Quincke's edema, angioedema, atrophedema, giant hives, periodic edema
recurrent large circumscribed areas of subcutaneous edema; onset is sudden and it disappears within 24 hours; seen mainly in young women, often as an allergic reaction to food or drugs
lymphedema
swelling (usually in the legs) caused by lymph accumulating in the tissues in the affected areas
scleredema
a skin disease marked by hard edema of the tissue usually beginning in the face
cystoid macular edema
a specific pattern of swelling in the central retina
anasarca
generalized edema with accumulation of serum in subcutaneous connective tissue
chemosis
edema of the mucous membrane of the eyeball and eyelid lining
papilledema
swelling of the optic disc (where the optic nerve enters the eyeball); usually associated with an increase in intraocular pressure
brain edema, cerebral edema
swelling of the brain due to the uptake of water in the neuropile and white matter
tumescence
tumidity resulting from the presence of blood or other fluid in the tissues
haematoma, hematoma
a localized swelling filled with blood
Type of:
symptom
(medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
enlargement
the state of being enlarged

n a large piece of something without definite shape

“a lump of coal”
Synonyms:
hunk
Types:
nodule
(mineralogy) a small rounded lump of mineral substance (usually harder than the surrounding rock or sediment)
nugget
a solid lump of a precious metal (especially gold) as found in the earth
geode
(mineralogy) a hollow rock or nodule with the cavity usually lined with crystals
Type of:
part, piece
a portion of a natural object

v put together indiscriminately

lump together all the applicants”
Synonyms:
chunk
Type of:
accumulate, amass, collect, compile, hoard, pile up, roll up
get or gather together

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

Synonyms:
chunk, collocate
Type of:
group
arrange into a group or groups
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n an awkward stupid person

Synonyms:
clod, gawk, goon, lout, lubber, lummox, oaf, stumblebum
Type of:
clumsy person
a person with poor motor coordination

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