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Definitions of bumper

bumper1 (ˈbʌmpə

Definitions

noun

  1. a horizontal metal bar attached to the front or rear end of a car, lorry, etc, to protect against damage from impact
  2. a person or machine that bumps
  3. (cricket) a ball bowled so that it bounces high on pitching; bouncer

Synonyms

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= exceptional, excellent, exo (Australian) (slang), massive, unusual, mega (slang), jumbo (informal), abundant, whacking (informal) (mainly British), spanking (informal), whopping (informal), bountiful

bumper2 (ˈbʌmpə

Definitions

noun

  1. a glass, tankard, etc, filled to the brim, esp as a toast
  2. an unusually large or fine example of something

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adjective

  1. unusually large, fine, or abundant   ⇒  ■ a bumper crop

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verb

  1. (transitive) to toast with a bumper
  2. (transitive) to fill to the brim
  3. (intransitive) to drink bumpers

Word Origin

C17 (in the sense: a brimming glass): probably from bump (obsolete vb) to bulge; see bump

bumper3 (ˈbʌmpə

Definitions

noun

  1. (Australian, old-fashioned, informal) a cigarette end

Word Origin

C19: perhaps from a blend of butt1 and stump

Translations for 'bumper'

  • British English: bumper Bumpers are bars at the front and back of a vehicle which protect it if it bumps into something.What stickers do you have on the bumper?ˈbʌmpə NOUN
  • Arabic: مِصَدّ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: pára-choque
  • Chinese: 缓冲器
  • Croatian: branik
  • Czech: nárazník
  • Danish: kofanger
  • Dutch: bumper
  • European Spanish: parachoques
  • Finnish: auton puskuri
  • French: pare-chocs
  • German: Stoßstange
  • Greek: προφυλακτήρας
  • Italian: paraurti
  • Japanese: バンパー
  • Korean: 범퍼
  • Norwegian: støtfanger
  • Polish: zderzak
  • Portuguese: pára-choque
  • Romanian: bară de protecție bare de protecție
  • Russian: бампер
  • Spanish: parachoques
  • Swedish: stötfångare
  • Thai: กันชน
  • Turkish: tamponoto
  • Ukrainian: бампер
  • Vietnamese: cái hãm xung
  • British English: bumper A bumper crop or harvest is one that is larger than usual. ADJECTIVE...a bumper crop of rice.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: grande
  • Chinese: 丰收的丰豐收的
  • European Spanish: formidable
  • French: record
  • German: Rekord-
  • Italian: eccezionale
  • Japanese: 豊作の
  • Korean: 풍작의
  • Portuguese: abundante
  • Spanish: formidable

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