Definitions for: Pump

[n] a mechanical device that moves fluid or gas by pressure or suction
[n] a low-cut shoe without fastenings
[n] the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions pump blood through the body; "he stood still, his heart thumping wildly"
[v] question persistently; "She pumped the witnesses for information"
[v] deliver forth; "pump bullets into the dummy"
[v] operate like a pump; move up and down, like a handle or a pedal
[v] raise with a pump; of gases or fluids
[v] move up and down, as of weights
[v] draw or pour with a pump
[v] flow intermittently
[v] supply in great quantities; "Pump money into a project"

Webster (1913) Definition: Pump (p[u^]mp), n. [Probably so called as being worn for
pomp or ornament. See Pomp.]
A low shoe with a thin sole.

Pump, n. [Akin to D. pomp, G. pumpe, F. pompe; of unknown
An hydraulic machine, variously constructed, for raising or
transferring fluids, consisting essentially of a moving piece
or piston working in a hollow cylinder or other cavity, with
valves properly placed for admitting or retaining the fluid
as it is drawn or driven through them by the action of the

Note: for various kinds of pumps, see Air pump, {Chain
pump}, and Force pump; also, under Lifting,
Plunger, Rotary, etc.

Circulating pump (Steam Engine), a pump for driving the
condensing water through the casing, or tubes, of a
surface condenser.

Pump brake. See Pump handle, below.

Pump dale. See Dale.

Pump gear, the apparatus belonging to a pump. --Totten.

Pump handle, the lever, worked by hand, by which motion is
given to the bucket of a pump.

Pump hood, a semicylindrical appendage covering the upper
wheel of a chain pump.

Pump rod, the rod to which the bucket of a pump is
fastened, and which is attached to the brake or handle;
the piston rod.

Pump room, a place or room at a mineral spring where the
waters are drawn and drunk. [Eng.]

Pump spear. Same as Pump rod, above.

Pump stock, the stationary part, body, or barrel of a pump.

Pump well. (Naut.) See Well.

Pump, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pumped (p[u^]mt; 215); p. pr.
& vb. n. pumping.]
1. To raise with a pump, as water or other liquid.

2. To draw water, or the like, from; to from water by means
of a pump; as, they pumped the well dry; to pump a ship.

3. Figuratively, to draw out or obtain, as secrets or money,
by persistent questioning or plying; to question or ply
persistently in order to elicit something, as information,
money, etc.

But pump not me for politics. --Otway.

Pump, v. i.
To work, or raise water, a pump.

Synonyms: heart, pumps, ticker

See Also: air pump, arteria coronaria, aspirator, athlete's heart, auxiliary pump, biauriculate heart, bicycle pump, bilge pump, bring up, cardiac muscle, cardiac valve, cardiovascular system, centrifugal pump, circulatory system, cooling system, coronary artery, cylinder, displace, donkey pump, draw, elevate, engine cooling system, force pump, fuel system, furnish, gas pump, gasoline pump, get up, grease-gun, gun, gush, hand pump, handle, heart muscle, heart valve, heart-lung machine, hydraulic pump, hydraulic ram, internal organ, island dispenser, lift, lift pump, mechanical device, move, oil pump, piston chamber, pour, provide, query, question, raise, render, shoe, shoot, spectator, spectator pump, spirt, spout, spurt, stirrup pump, suction pump, supply, take out, vacuum pump, valve, viscus, water pump, wield

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