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Pronunciation : Pump (p?mp)
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [Probably so called as being worn for pomp or ornament. See Pomp.]
Definition : Defn: A low shoe with a thin sole. Swift.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Pump
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [Akin to D. pomp, G. pumpe, F. pompe; of unknown origin.]
Definition : Defn: 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 piston.

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.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Pump
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : 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.

t. [imp. & p. p. Pumped (p?mt; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. pumping.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Pump
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To work, or raise water, a pump.

Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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