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DUMP, noun [G.]

1. A dull gloomy state of the mind; sadness; melancholy; sorrow; heaviness of heart.

In doleful dumps.

2. Absence of mind; reverie.

3. A melancholy tune or air. [This is not an elegant word, and in America, I believe, is always used in the plural; as, the woman is in the dumps.]