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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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bumper

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Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
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
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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)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

bumper

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

bumper

2 [ˈbʌmpəʳ] adj bumper harvestraccolto eccezionale
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009
References in classic literature ?
Sydney Carton drank the punch at a great rate; drank it by bumpers, looking at his friend.
Sydney drank a bumper of the punch he had made, and laughed.
"Swyington Bumper?" and Ned's voice showed that his memory was a bit hazy.
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.
"Swyington Bumper! Oh, yes, now I remember him," said Ned Newton.
I have no notion of going anywhere with Professor Bumper. Yet I can't help being impressed by this," and, having found the article in the magazine to which he referred, he handed it to his chum.
But what has your friend Professor Bumper to do with it?"
"Though, if Professor Bumper has his way, the idol will be coming out instead of coming in."
But what is Professor Bumper going to do about it?"
Since finishing second on Champagne Fever in a bumper at Leopardstown on December 26, the 21-year-old has won on all eight of his rides in bumpers, while his overall record is sullied only by Shakervilz's third in the Christmas Hurdle at Leopardstown on December 28.
First-season hurdlers need experience and Tizzard senior, who trains in Sherborne, Dorset, is already being asked - after one race over 11 hurdles and two wins in two bumpers - whether the horse will run in the Supreme Novices' Hurdle or the Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.