Open main menu

Contents

EnglishEdit

 
English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

EtymologyEdit

From either Middle Dutch somp or Middle Low German sump, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *sumpaz. Cognate with swamp.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʌmp

NounEdit

sump (plural sumps)

  1. A hollow or pit into which liquid drains, such as a cesspool, cesspit or sink.
  2. The lowest part of a mineshaft into which water drains.
  3. A completely flooded cave passage, sometimes passable by diving.
  4. (automotive) The crankcase or oil reservoir of an internal combustion engine.
  5. (nautical) The pit at the lowest point in a circulating or drainage system (FM 55-501).
  6. (construction) An intentional depression around a drain or scupper that promotes drainage.

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

sump (third-person singular simple present sumps, present participle sumping, simple past and past participle sumped)

  1. (intransitive) Of a cave passage, to end in a sump, or to fill completely with water on occasion.
    We discovered a new passage, but it sumped after 100 metres.
    This low passage sumps quickly after moderate rainfall.

TranslationsEdit

AnagramsEdit


DanishEdit

NounEdit

sump

  1. swamp

DeclensionEdit


Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Low German sump and German Sumpf

NounEdit

sump m (definite singular sumpen, indefinite plural sumper, definite plural sumpene)

  1. a swamp (type of wetland)

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Low German sump and German Sumpf

NounEdit

sump m (definite singular sumpen, indefinite plural sumpar, definite plural sumpane)

  1. a swamp (type of wetland)

ReferencesEdit