Crossword clues for pump
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Pump \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 \Pump\, n. [Akin to D. pomp, G. pumpe, F. pompe; of unknown origin.] 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.
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 \Pump\, v. i. To work, or raise water, a pump.
Pump \Pump\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pumped (p[u^]mt; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. pumping.]
To raise with a pump, as water or other liquid.
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.
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.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"apparatus for forcing liquid or air," early 15c., of uncertain origin, possibly from Middle Dutch pompe "water conduit, pipe," or Middle Low German pumpe "pump" (Modern German Pumpe), both from some North Sea sailors' word, possibly of imitative origin.
"low shoe without fasteners," 1550s, of unknown origin, perhaps echoic of the sound made when walking in them, or perhaps from Dutch pampoesje, from Javanese pampoes, of Arabic origin. Klein's sources propose a connection with pomp (n.). Related: pumps.
c.1500, from pump (n.1). Metaphoric extension in pump (someone) for information is from 1630s. To pump iron "lift weights for fitness" is from 1972. Related: Pumped; pumping.
Etymology 1 n. 1 A device for moving or compressing a liquid or gas. 2 An instance of the action of a pump; one stroke of a pump; any action similar to pumping 3 A device for dispensing liquid or gas to be sold, particularly fuel. 4 (context bodybuilding English) A swelling of the muscles caused by increased blood flow following high intensity weightlifting. 5 (context colloquial English) A ride on a bicycle given to a passenger, usually on the handlebars or fender. 6 (context US obsolete slang English) The heart. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To use a pump to move (liquid or gas). 2 (context transitive lang=en often followed by '''up''') To fill with air. 3 (context transitive English) To move rhythmically, as the motion of a pump. 4 (context transitive English) To shake (a person's hand) vigorously. 5 (context transitive English) To gain information from (a person) by persistent questioning. 6 (context intransitive English) To use a pump to move liquid or gas. 7 (context intransitive slang English) To be going very well. 8 (context sports English) To kick, throw or hit the ball far and high. Etymology 2
n. 1 (context British English) A type of shoe, a trainer or sneaker. 2 (context chiefly North America English) A type of very high-heeled shoe; stilettoes. 3 A dance#Verb shoe. 4 A type of shoe without a heel (source: Dictionarium Britannicum - 1736)
n. a mechanical device that moves fluid or gas by pressure or suction
a low-cut shoe without fastenings [syn: pumps]
v. operate like a pump; move up and down, like a handle or a pedal
deliver forth; "pump bullets into the dummy"
draw or pour with a pump
supply in great quantities; "Pump money into a project"
move up and down; "The athlete pumps weights in the gym"
raise (gases oor fluids) with a pump
question persistently; "She pumped the witnesses for information"
Pumping is a skateboarding technique used to accelerate without the riders' feet leaving the board. Pumping can be done by turning or on a transition, like a ramp or quarter pipe. When applied to longboards, it is also known as Long distance skateboard pumping or LDP. Pumping is a technique similar to pumping a surfboard.
A pump is a mechanical device used to move fluids or slurries.
Pump may also refer to:
Pump was an experimental, pre- electronica, band, active between 1979-1993. They released five cassette albums as MFH on the YHR label before changing their name to Pump in 1986 and recording the LP “The Decoration of the Duma Continues” in 1987 (Final Image) and “Sombrero Fallout” in 1992 (released by Plague Recordings in 2010).
Pump is a 2014 documentary film by Josh Tickell and Rebecca Harrell Tickell. The film explores the history of petroleum-based fuel consumption, the use of the Internal combustion engine and the geopolitics involved with petroleum. The film then explores in-depth on the alternative energy options for vehicles that are either readily available for use or can be on a mass scale.
Funding for the film came from Patrón tequila founder John Paul DeJoria, Rhino Films executive Stephen Nemeth and the Fuel Freedom Foundation.
A pump is a device that moves fluids ( liquids or gases), or sometimes slurries, by mechanical action. Pumps can be classified into three major groups according to the method they use to move the fluid: direct lift, displacement, and gravity pumps.
Pumps operate by some mechanism (typically reciprocating or rotary), and consume energy to perform mechanical work by moving the fluid. Pumps operate via many energy sources, including manual operation, electricity, engines, or wind power, come in many sizes, from microscopic for use in medical applications to large industrial pumps.
Mechanical pumps serve in a wide range of applications such as pumping water from wells, aquarium filtering, pond filtering and aeration, in the car industry for water-cooling and fuel injection, in the energy industry for pumping oil and natural gas or for operating cooling towers. In the medical industry, pumps are used for biochemical processes in developing and manufacturing medicine, and as artificial replacements for body parts, in particular the artificial heart and penile prosthesis.
Single stage pump - When in a casing only one impeller is revolving then it is called single stage pump.
Double/ Multi stage pump - When in a casing two or more than two impellers are revolving then it is called double/ multi stage pump.
In biology, many different types of chemical and bio-mechanical pumps have evolved, and biomimicry is sometimes used in developing new types of mechanical pumps.
Pump is the tenth studio album by American rock band Aerosmith, released on September 12, 1989. The album was remastered and reissued in 2001.
Pump incorporates the use of keyboards and a horn section on many of the singles (" Love in an Elevator", " The Other Side"), and contains straightforward rockers (" F.I.N.E.", "Young Lust"), the ballad " What It Takes", songs about issues such as incest and murder (" Janie's Got a Gun") and drug and alcohol abuse (" Monkey on My Back"), as well as a variety of instrumental interludes such as "Hoodoo" and "Dulcimer Stomp."
The album has certified sales of seven million copies in the U.S. to date, and is tied with its successor Get a Grip as Aerosmith's second best-selling studio album in the U.S. ( Toys in the Attic leads with eight million). It produced a variety of successes and "firsts" for the band including their first Grammy Award (" Janie's Got a Gun"). " Love in an Elevator" became the first Aerosmith song to hit #1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. Additionally, it is the only Aerosmith album to date to have three Top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and three #1 singles on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. The album was the fourth bestselling album of the year 1990.
In the UK, it was the second Aerosmith album to be certified Silver (60,000 units sold) by the British Phonographic Industry, achieving this in September 1989.
Pump was the second of three sequentially recorded Aerosmith albums to feature producer Bruce Fairbairn and engineers Mike Fraser and Ken Lomas at The Little Mountain Sound Studios.
A video documentary on the recording, The Making of Pump, was released in 1994.
Pump is a brand of bottled spring water available in Australia and New Zealand. It is owned and manufactured by Coca-Cola Amatil.
Usage examples of "pump".
The screw aft of the rudder, a moment before pumping water forward, slowed, stopped and began rotating in the opposite direction, now pumping water aft, thrusting the ship forward.
An amine solution pump came on, a vent fan winding up in the space, whirring quietly in the otherwise church like quiet.
His apish visage began to look as if whitewash were being pumped under the skin.
Or he could get up again, and return the aquarium to its shelf, and reassemble its pump and light.
He could feel his heart laboring in his chest, a pounding arrhythmic tattoo as it pumped the blood through his body.
He could see fields of good alfalfa hay, all irrigated by the water flowing from the artesian wells and pumped by the windmills.
It was sheer blind reflex, speech centres in the brain spewing an analogue of what she was pumping out at transmission levels, like a man gesturing furiously on an audio- phone link.
One emblematic evening I watched Franklin pump to apogee and bail out, no doubt escaping one of those avuncular Flying Fortresses on a parachute that thighs sacrificed their stocking silks for.
Crude oil came in from the Baku fields, pumped through furnaces into the fractionating towers, where the superhot crude was separated into light, medium, and heavy fractions.
Now the surface had a rusty sheen to it, mirroring a redness in the sky that came, Ralph Bales believed, from garbage pumped into the air by refineries outside of Wood River, across the Mississippi.
Sheridan Automatic Pump Works, and at the end of six months the family physician sent Bibbs to begin at the bottom and learn from the ground up in a sanitarium.
Down near the sugar Pump Works, where Bibbs sat, there was audible speculation and admiration.
While the pumps clanged throughout the ship to free her of the hundreds of tons of sea-water that washed through her, von Kleine left the bridge and, with his engineer commander and damage control officer, they listed the injuries that Blucher had received.
So Bonaire became a pumping station in the cocaine pipeline into the United States, and there was so much money, people would kill to protect it.
Dean clearly saw an armless man stumbling and screaming in the street, the severed brachial arteries pumping his blood away in bright spurts.