AskDefine | Define chunk

Dictionary Definition

chunk n : a compact mass; "a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder" [syn: ball, clod, glob, lump, clump]

Verb

1 put together indiscriminately; "lump together all the applicants" [syn: lump]
2 group or chunk together in a certain order or place side by side [syn: collocate, lump]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

Variant of chuck.

Pronunciation

  • /ʧʌŋk/, /tSVNk/
  • Rhymes with: -ʌŋk

Noun

  1. A part of something that has been separated, often large pieces.
    The statue broke into chunks.
  2. A representative of a substance at large, often large and irregular.
    A chunk of granite

Translations

Verb

  1. To break into large pieces or chunks.
  2. esp. is southern U.S., to throw

See also

Extensive Definition

Chunk or chunky may refer to:

See also

  • Chunking, for meanings where the word Chunk is used as a verb

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Privacy Policy, About Us, Terms and Conditions, Contact Us
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2
Material from Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Dict
Valid HTML 4.01 Strict, Valid CSS Level 2.1