Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

bump

2 noun
     
bump2 [countable]
1MI an area of skin that is raised because you have hit it on something [↪ lump]:
She has a bump on the back of her head.
He had a few injuries, mostly bumps and bruises.
2 a small raised area on a surface:
The car hit a bump on the road.
speed bump
3C the sound or sudden movement of something hitting a hard surface:
We heard a bump in the next room.
fall/sit down etc with a bump
Rose fell, landing with a bump.
4 informal a small accident in which your car hits something but you are not hurt

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary