dump (Noun)


a site for depositing rubbish.

Subsenses (3)

a heap of rubbish left at a dump.

a place where a particular kind of waste, especially dangerous waste, is left

a nuclear waste dump

a place where weapons and other military equipment is stored

an ammunitions dump


an unpleasant or dreary place

why are you living in a dump like this?


(use in Computing) an act of copying stored data to a different location, performed typically as a protection against loss.

Subsenses (1)

a printout or list of the contents of a computer's memory, occurring typically after a system failure.


an act of defecation.

dump (Verb)


deposit or dispose of (rubbish, waste, or unwanted material), typically in a careless or hurried way

trucks dumped 1,900 tons of refuse here

Subsenses (5)

abandon (something) hurriedly in order to make an escape

the couple dumped the car and fled

put (something) down heavily or carelessly

she dumped her knapsack on the floor

abandon or desert (someone)

you'll get tired of me and dump me

send (goods unsaleable in the home market) to a foreign market for sale at a low price

these countries have been dumping cheap fertilizers on the UK market

sell off (assets) rapidly

investors dumped shares in scores of other consumer-goods firms


(use in Computing) copy (stored data) to a different location, especially so as to protect against loss.

Subsenses (1)

print out or list the contents of (a store), especially after a system failure.