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Meaning of SUMP

Pronunciation:  sump

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it
  2. [n]  a well or other hole in which water has collected
  3. [n]  an oil reservoir in an internal combustion engine

SUMP is a 4 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: cesspit, cesspool, sink
 See Also: cistern, reservoir, well



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Sump\, n. [Cf. G. sumpf a sump in a mine, a swamp, akin to
LG. sump, D. somp a swamp, Dan. & Sw. sump, and perhaps to E.
1. (Metal.) A round pit of stone, lined with clay, for
   receiving the metal on its first fusion. --Ray.

2. The cistern or reservoir made at the lowest point of a
   mine, from which is pumped the water which accumulates

3. A pond of water for salt works. --Knight.

4. A puddle or dirty pool. [Prov. Eng.]

{Sump fuse}, a fuse used in blasting under water.

{Sump men} (Mining), the men who sink the sump in a mine.