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bump·er 1

 (bŭm′pər)
n.
1. A usually metal or rubber bar attached to either end of a motor vehicle, such as a truck or car, to absorb impact in a collision.
2. A protective device for absorbing shocks or impeding contact.

bump·er 2

 (bŭm′pər)
n.
1. A drinking vessel filled to the brim.
2. Something extraordinarily large.
adj.
Extraordinarily abundant or full: a bumper crop of corn.

[Perhaps from bump.]

bumper

(ˈbʌmpə)
n
1. (Automotive Engineering) a horizontal metal bar attached to the front or rear end of a car, lorry, etc, to protect against damage from impact
2. a person or machine that bumps
3. (Cricket) cricket a ball bowled so that it bounces high on pitching; bouncer

bumper

(ˈbʌmpə)
n
1. a glass, tankard, etc, filled to the brim, esp as a toast
2. an unusually large or fine example of something
adj
unusually large, fine, or abundant: a bumper crop.
vb
3. (tr) to toast with a bumper
4. (tr) to fill to the brim
5. (intr) to drink bumpers
[C17 (in the sense: a brimming glass): probably from bump (obsolete vb) to bulge; see bump]

bumper

(ˈbʌmpə)
n
old-fashioned informal Austral a cigarette end
[C19: perhaps from a blend of butt1 and stump]

bump•er

(ˈbʌm pər)

n.
1. a person or thing that bumps.
2. a metal guard, usu. horizontal, for protecting the front or rear of an automobile, truck, etc.
3. any protective guard, pad, or disk for absorbing shock and preventing damage from bumping.
4. a cup or glass filled to the brim.
5. Informal. something unusually large.
adj.
6. unusually abundant: a bumper crop.
[1750–60]

bumper


Past participle: bumpered
Gerund: bumpering

Imperative
bumper
bumper
Present
I bumper
you bumper
he/she/it bumpers
we bumper
you bumper
they bumper
Preterite
I bumpered
you bumpered
he/she/it bumpered
we bumpered
you bumpered
they bumpered
Present Continuous
I am bumpering
you are bumpering
he/she/it is bumpering
we are bumpering
you are bumpering
they are bumpering
Present Perfect
I have bumpered
you have bumpered
he/she/it has bumpered
we have bumpered
you have bumpered
they have bumpered
Past Continuous
I was bumpering
you were bumpering
he/she/it was bumpering
we were bumpering
you were bumpering
they were bumpering
Past Perfect
I had bumpered
you had bumpered
he/she/it had bumpered
we had bumpered
you had bumpered
they had bumpered
Future
I will bumper
you will bumper
he/she/it will bumper
we will bumper
you will bumper
they will bumper
Future Perfect
I will have bumpered
you will have bumpered
he/she/it will have bumpered
we will have bumpered
you will have bumpered
they will have bumpered
Future Continuous
I will be bumpering
you will be bumpering
he/she/it will be bumpering
we will be bumpering
you will be bumpering
they will be bumpering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bumpering
you have been bumpering
he/she/it has been bumpering
we have been bumpering
you have been bumpering
they have been bumpering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bumpering
you will have been bumpering
he/she/it will have been bumpering
we will have been bumpering
you will have been bumpering
they will have been bumpering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bumpering
you had been bumpering
he/she/it had been bumpering
we had been bumpering
you had been bumpering
they had been bumpering
Conditional
I would bumper
you would bumper
he/she/it would bumper
we would bumper
you would bumper
they would bumper
Past Conditional
I would have bumpered
you would have bumpered
he/she/it would have bumpered
we would have bumpered
you would have bumpered
they would have bumpered

bumper

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bumper - a glass filled to the brim (especially as a toast)bumper - a glass filled to the brim (especially as a toast); "we quaffed a bumper of ale"
drinking glass, glass - a container for holding liquids while drinking
2.bumper - a mechanical device consisting of bars at either end of a vehicle to absorb shock and prevent serious damage
bumper guard - vertical bars attached to a bumper to prevent locking bumpers with another vehicle
auto, automobile, car, motorcar, machine - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
mechanical device - mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles
motortruck, truck - an automotive vehicle suitable for hauling

bumper

adjective exceptional, excellent, massive, unusual, mega (slang), jumbo (informal), abundant, whacking (informal, chiefly Brit.), spanking (informal), whopping (informal), bountiful a bumper crop of rice
Translations
مِصَدّواقٍ مِنَ الصَّدَمات
nárazníkvynikající
kofangerkæmpe-
põrkeraud
auton puskuripuskurirunsastörmätävalli
branik
rekordtermés
höggdeyfir, stuîarimet-, óvenju mikill
バンパー
범퍼
odbijač
stötfångare
กันชน
cái hãm xung

bumper

1 [ˈbʌmpəʳ]
A. N (Brit) (Aut) → parachoques m inv
traffic is bumper to bumper as far as the airporthay una caravana que llega hasta el aeropuerto
B. CPD bumper car Nauto m de choque
bumper sticker Npegatina f de parachoques

bumper

2 [ˈbʌmpəʳ]
A. N (= glass) → copa f llena
B. ADJ [crop, harvest] → abundante
C. CPD bumper issue Nedición f especial

bumper

[ˈbʌmpər]
npare-chocs m inv
adj
bumper crop → récolte f exceptionnelle
bumper harvest → moisson f exceptionnellebumper car nauto f tamponneusebumper sticker nautocollant m (pour voiture)

bumper

n (of car)Stoßstange f
adj bumper cropRekordernte f; a special bumper editioneine Riesensonderausgabe; bumper offergroßes Sonderangebot

bumper

:
bumper car
nBoxauto nt (dial), → Autoskooter m
bumper sticker
n (Aut) → Aufkleber m
bumper-to-bumper
adj bumper trafficStop-and-go-Verkehr m

bumper

1 [ˈbʌmpəʳ] n (Brit) (Aut) → paraurti m inv

bumper

2 [ˈbʌmpəʳ] adj bumper harvestraccolto eccezionale

bump

(bamp) verb
to knock or strike (something). She bumped into me; I bumped my head against the ceiling.
noun
1. (the sound of) a blow or knock. We heard a loud bump.
2. a swelling or raised part. a bump on the head; This road is full of bumps.
ˈbumper noun
a bar on a motor vehicle to lessen damage when it collides with anything.
adjective
excellent in some way, especially by being large. a bumper crop.
ˈbumpy adjective
uneven. a bumpy road.
bump into
to meet (someone) by accident. I bumped into him in the street.
bump of
(slang) to murder someone.

bumper

مِصَدّ nárazník kofanger Stoßstange προφυλακτήρας parachoques auton puskuri pare-chocs branik paraurti バンパー 범퍼 bumper støtfanger zderzak pára-choque бампер stötfångare กันชน tampon cái hãm xung 缓冲器
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That plotter Waddington, or some of his tools, dropped a bomb where it might have done us some injury, but Professor Bumper, who was a fellow passenger, on his way to South America to look for the lost city of Pelone, calmly picked up the bomb, plucked out the fuse, and saved us from bad injuries, if not death.
And now we have done, Sydney, fill a bumper of punch," said Mr.
Robin signed to Marian, who filled a bumper of wine for himself and his guest.
This astonishment was doubled when Aramis saw Athos fill a bumper and toss it off with all his former enthusiasm.
Irwine paused, Arthur jumped up and, filling his glass, said, "A bumper to Adam Bede, and may he live to have sons as faithful and clever as himself
This certainly would be the case, were it not that the young fruit, encased in a soft green husk, with the incipient meat adhering in a jelly-like pellicle to its sides, and containing a bumper of the most delicious nectar, is what they chiefly prize.
Come here, Hop-Frog," said he, as the jester and his friend entered the room; "swallow this bumper to the health of your absent friends, [here Hop-Frog sighed,] and then let us have the benefit of your invention.
I had a Sullivan for him, too; and in another minute he was spread out on my sofa, stretching his cramped limbs with infinite gusto, a cigarette between his fingers, a yellow bumper at hand on the chest of his triumph and my tribulation.
In order that the bottled beer might not be slighted, John Peerybingle proposed To-morrow: the Wedding-Day; and called upon them to drink a bumper to it, before he proceeded on his journey.
One bumper," said he, "to the success of our little expedition.
He sprang to open the door for the ladies, when they retired, with the most killing grace--and coming back to the table, filled himself bumper after bumper of claret, which he swallowed with nervous rapidity.
Grewgious, 'I devote a bumper to the fair and fascinating Miss Rosa.