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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun hump:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb hump:


The word hump is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun hump

What does hump mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: humps

  1. something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings

Alternative definition of the noun hump


  1. A mound of earth.
  2. A rounded mass, especially a fleshy mass such as on a camel.
  3. A deformity in humans caused by abnormal curvature of the upper spine.
  4. [British, slang] An act of sexual intercourse.
  5. [slang] (British) A bad mood, especially in the expression to have the hump.
  6. [slang] A painfully boorish person.

Definition of the verb hump

What does hump mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: humped | humping | humps

  1. round one's back by bending forward and drawing the shoulders forward
  2. have sexual intercourse with


Who is Hump?

Hump a.k.a. Lloyd L. Humphrey is an actor.


  1. Hump is a fictional character, a mutant in the Marvel Comics Universe. His first appearance was in New Mutants #91.
  2. Hump is a fictional character from the 1999 film Straight Out of Compton.


"Hump" is a composition.


HUMP a.k.a. The HUMP! annual film festival in Seattle, Washington, and Portland, Oregon, initiated in 2005, showcases home-movie erotica, amateur sex cinema, and locally produced pornography. Films are rated by the audience, and awards are given. The films are then destroyed before the live audience at the final showing of the festival, by the master of ceremonies, Dan Savage.

Phrases with Hump

Phrases starting with the word Hump:

  1. Hump Day
  2. Hump-Winged Crickets

Phrases ending with the word Hump:

  1. to hump
  2. Dry Hump
  3. Dry-Hump
  4. Speed hump
  5. dowager's hump

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Hump

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Google previewAnimal Behavior (2011)

by Michael D. Breed, Janice Moore

The story concludes with a moral about the effects of laziness on humans: The Camel's hump is an ugly lump Which well you may see at the Zoo; But uglier yet is the hump we get From having too little to do. Of course, we know that the camel's ...

Google previewHiking the Green Mountains (2009)

A Guide to 35 of the Region's Best Hiking Adventures by Lisa Densmore Ballard

The Hike Camel's Hump is a Vermont landmark. Its bald summit comes to an offset point, which is visible for miles on a clear day. The mountain has had many names over the centuries.

Google previewAnimal Welfare and Human Values (2010)

by Rod Preece, Lorna Chamberlain

Chapter Eleven Animals in Entertainment: Zoos, Aquaria and Circuses The Camel's hump is an ugly lump Which well you may see at the zoo; But uglier yet is the Hump we get From having too little to do. —- Rudyard Kipling, "How the Camel ...

Google previewThe Art of Painting and Drawing Animals (2012)

by Fredric Sweney

The hump is a reserve storage area for fat that is used for energy when needed. When drawing this animal, pay attention to the angle of the eye; it does not match the slope of the mouth. The camel has a deep chest, long legs, and very small ...

Google previewWIG Craft and Ekranoplan (2009)

Ground Effect Craft Technology by Liang Yun, Alan Bliault, Johnny Doo

Clearly, the first hump is the wave-making ...

Google previewNCLEX-PN Exam Cram (2017)

by Wilda Rinehart, Diann Sloan, Clara Hurd

dowager's hump Dowager's hump is an abnormal cervical convexity of the anterior lumber spine accompanied by dorsal kyphosis. Dowager's hump is due to loss of bone and is ...

Google previewDiagnostic Imaging for the Emergency Physician (2011)

by Joshua Broder

Hampton's hump is a classic but insensitive and nonspecific finding of PE. It is described as a wedge-shaped peripheral density on chest x-ray, indicating pulmonary infarction. Its appearance is not distinguishable from an infiltrate from ...

Google previewRead Reflect Respond 1 (2015)

by Joanne Suter, Janice Greene

The camel's hump is a depot. floppy hump is probably A depot is a kind of ( hungry / young ). a. storehouse. b. tumor. c. sore spot. 10. Camels can go for weeks without 3. A camel's hump helps it survive. (food / sleep ). To survive is to 11.

Google previewThoracic Emergencies, An Issue of Emergency Medicine Clinics (2012)

by Joel Turner

Hampton hump is a wedge-shaped, pleural-based, apex ...

Google previewPain in Older People (2007)

by Peter Crome, Chris J. Main, Frank Lally

The Dowager's hump is the classical deformity of osteoporosis. Kyphosis can occur following a single vertebral fracture, if the anterior aspect has collapsed entirely leaving a wedge-shaped vertebra, and becomes more marked with multiple ...

Google previewQueering the Way (2011)

The Loud & Queer Anthology by Darrin Hagen

The hump is an awful place to be. You're too far from the window, there's nowhere to put your arms. No one talks to you except to say mean things.

Google previewSelected Poems (2006)

by Rudyard Kipling

'The Camel's hump is an ugly lump'; (p. 99). Follows.

Google previewThe Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2014)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

hump it inpoker, to raise the maximum bet allowed US,1988. )hump like a camel to engage insexual intercourse with great physical enthusiasm US,1970. ) hump thedog to waste time completely.

Google previewOxford American Large Print Dictionary (2008)

by Oxford University Press

hump /h/mp/ n. 1 rounded protuberance on a camel's back, or as an abnormality on a person's back. 2 rounded raised mass of earth, etc. v. inf. lift or carry (heavy objects, etc.) ...

Google previewCRC World Dictionary of Plant Names (1999)

Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology by Umberto Quattrocchi

Orchidaceae Origins: Lip with gibbosity, from the Greek hybos "hump-backed, bent outwards, a hump" and cheilos "lip." Hybosema Harms Fabaceae Origins: From the Greek hybos "hump- backed ...

Google previewDictionary of Contemporary Slang (2014)

by Tony Thorne

hump 1 vb 1. to have sex (with). 'Once a fashionable word for copulation,' according to the Dictionary of theVulgar Tongue by Grose, 1785, hump is now scarcely fashionable but is still a widespread vulgarism, often ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Deserts (2017)

by Michael A. Mares

CAMEL'S HUMP ple), camels can tolerate double that amount of water loss—to more than 25 percent of body weight—without ill effects. This tolerance is no doubt possible because camels reduce water loss from the blood volume at the ...

Google previewElsevier's Dictionary of Herpetological and Related Terminology (2005)

by D.C. Wareham

SACRAL HUMP See HUMP. SACRAL PROMINENCE The HUMP on the lower back in anurans. SACRAL REGION Pertaining to the area of the lower back where certain vertebrae articulate with the pelvic girdle SACRAL VERTEBRA Any one ...

Google previewGeographic Dictionary of Alaska (1906)

by Marcus Baker

Hump; island, in Cholmondeley sound, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of North American Railroads (2007)

by William D. Middleton, RICK MORGAN, Roberta L. Diehl

Hump Figure 1. A typical modern hump classification yard is shown in this drawing of the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac's Southern Pacific's radar-controlled hump classification yard, Englewood ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Entomology (2011)

(Latin, tuberculum = a small hump. PL, Tuberculi ...

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Quotes about Hump

A camel never sees its own hump.
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Scrabble value of H4U1M3P3

The value of this 4-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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