February 12th, 2014

me Shakespeareman

Shakespearean Imagination

God save you, neighbours!

It's Wednesday again, which means another installment of Shakespearean Imagination!

Without further ado (about nothing), I give you today’s word:

bump : bump /bəmp/ (noun) (verb):

- a light blow or a jolting collision
- a protuberance on a level surface

- knock or run into someone or something, typically with a jolt
- move or travel with much jolting and jarring

Synonyms as a noun, first definition: bang, crash, smash, crack, jolt, thud, thump
Synonyms as a noun, second definition: hump, lump, ridge, bulge, knob, protuberance

Synonyms as a verb, first definition: hit, crash, smash, smack, slam, plow
Synonyms as a verb, second definition: bounce, jolt, jerk, rattle, shake

First seen in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (written 1594- 1595). The full text of the play may be found here.