Definition Of hump


a rounded protuberance found on the back of a camel or other animal or as an abnormality on a person's back.

He provides a sketch of a creature with the head of an elephant, a fishlike body with a camel hump , four legs like a lion, and a forked tail like a fish.

a rounded raised mass of earth or land.

If one were to travel past the countless monolithic factories and coal pits of the world's main continent, and onto where the equator was once, one would find a small hump of earth.

have sexual intercourse with.

lift or carry (a heavy object) with difficulty.

he continued to hump cases up and down the hotel corridor

make hump-shaped.

the cat humped himself into a different shape and purred

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Example Of hump

  • A single-track hump can handle about 800 cars per shift.

  • After an overnight stay in the hut we made an early start by following a wildlife trail up a rocky hump on the east bank of the stream to the east of the hut.

  • Aging camels may be slaughtered for their meat, especially when guests are expected for a celebration, and the fatty camel's hump is considered a delicacy.

  • And of course we never thought that some day we might have to hump the eighteen stone up Kilimanjaro.

  • Appropriately named, the humpback chub has a small head and snout, a streamlined gray body streaked with silver, and a prominent hump along its back.

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