Hump vs Boil - What's the difference?

hump | boil |


As a proper noun hump

is the himalayas, as the challenge for the supply route between india and china.

As a noun boil is

a localized accumulation of pus in the skin, resulting from infection or boil can be the point at which fluid begins to change to a vapour.

As a verb boil is

to heat (a liquid) to the point where it begins to turn into a gas.

hump

English

Noun

(wikipedia hump) (en noun)
  • A mound of earth.
  • A rounded mass, especially a fleshy mass such as on a camel.
  • A speed hump.
  • (rft-sense) A deformity in humans caused by abnormal curvature of the upper spine.
  • (slang) An act of sexual intercourse.
  • (British, slang) A bad mood.
  • get the hump''', have the '''hump''', take the '''hump .
  • (slang) A painfully boorish person.
  • That guy is such a hump !

    Synonyms

    * (abnormal deformity of the spine) gibbous, humpback, hunch, hunchback

    See also

    * over the hump * hump day * speed hump

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To bend something into a hump.
  • (slang) To carry something, especially with some exertion.
  • (slang) To carry, especially with some exertion.
  • (intransitive) To dry-hump.
  • (slang) To have sex with.
  • (slang) To have sex.
  • Derived terms

    * dry-hump

    boil

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) bile, .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A localized accumulation of pus in the skin, resulting from infection.
  • Synonyms
    * abscess * carbuncle * cyst * furuncle * pimple * pustule

    Etymology 2

    (etyl) "to well up, boil"). More at seethe, well.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The point at which fluid begins to change to a vapour.
  • Add the noodles when the water comes to the boil .
  • A dish of boiled food, especially based on seafood.
  • (rare, nonstandard) The collective noun for a group of hawks.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To heat (a liquid) to the point where it begins to turn into a gas.
  • Boil some water in a pan.
  • (intransitive) To cook in boiling water.
  • Boil the eggs for two minutes.
    Is the rice boiling yet?
  • Of a liquid, to begin to turn into a gas, seethe.
  • Pure water boils at 100 degrees Celsius.
  • (intransitive, informal, used only in progressive tenses) Said of weather being uncomfortably hot.
  • It’s boiling outside!
  • (intransitive, informal, used only in progressive tenses) To feel uncomfortably hot. See also seethe.
  • I’m boiling in here – could you open the window?
  • To form, or separate, by boiling or evaporation.
  • to boil sugar or salt
  • (obsolete) To steep or soak in warm water.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • To try whether seeds be old or new, the sense cannot inform; but if you boil them in water, the new seeds will sprout sooner.
  • To be agitated like boiling water; to bubble; to effervesce.
  • the boiling waves of the sea
  • * Bible, Job xii. 31
  • He maketh the deep to boil like a pot.
  • To be moved or excited with passion; to be hot or fervid.
  • His blood boils with anger.
  • * Surrey
  • Then boiled my breast with flame and burning wrath.
    Synonyms
    * (of a liquid) seethe, well, plaw ; see also * (of the weather) be baking]], be scorching, [[swelter, be sweltering * (of a person) be seething]], be baking, [[stew, be stewing
    Antonyms
    * (of a liquid) condense * (of the weather) be freezing * (of a person) be freezing
    Derived terms
    * boil away * boil down * boil down to * boil off * boil over * go off the boil * hard-boiled * make someone's blood boil * parboil * pot boiler * slow boil * soft-boiled
    See also
    * bake * condense * freeze * fry * grill * poach * steam