Definition of Bulge

1. Noun. Something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings. "The bony excrescence between its horns"




2. Verb. Swell or protrude outwards. "His stomach bulged after the huge meal"
Exact synonyms: Pouch, Protrude
Generic synonyms: Change Form, Change Shape, Deform
Specialized synonyms: Bulk
Derivative terms: Protrusible, Protrusion, Protrusive

3. Verb. Bulge out; form a bulge outward, or be so full as to appear to bulge. "The streets bulge with crowds"
Exact synonyms: Bag
Generic synonyms: Jut, Jut Out, Project, Protrude, Stick Out
Specialized synonyms: Protuberate

4. Verb. Bulge outward. ; "His eyes popped"
Exact synonyms: Bug Out, Bulge Out, Come Out, Pop, Pop Out, Protrude, Start
Generic synonyms: Change Form, Change Shape, Deform
Derivative terms: Protrusible, Protrusion, Protrusive

5. Verb. Cause to bulge or swell outwards.
Exact synonyms: Bulk
Generic synonyms: Swell
Causes: Pouch, Protrude

Definition of Bulge

1. n. The bilge or protuberant part of a cask.

2. v. i. To swell or jut out; to bend outward, as a wall when it yields to pressure; to be protuberant; as, the wall bulges.

Definition of Bulge

1. Noun. Something sticking out from a surface. ¹

2. Verb. To stick out from (a surface). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bulge

1. to swell out [v BULGED, BULGING, BULGES]

Medical Definition of Bulge

1. 1. The bilge or protuberant part of a cask. 2. A swelling, protuberant part; a bending outward, especially. When caused by pressure; as, a bulge in a wall. 3. The bilge of a vessel. See Bilge. Bulge ways. See Bilge ways. Origin: OE. Bulge a swelling; cf. AS. Belgan to swell, OSw. Bulgja, Icel. Bolginn swollen, OHG. Belgan to swell, G. Bulge leathern sack, Skr. Bh to be large, strong; the root meaning to swell. Cf. Bilge, Belly, Billow, Bouge. 1. To swell or jut out; to bend outward, as a wall when it yields to pressure; to be protuberant; as, the wall bulges. 2. To bilge, as a ship; to founder. "And scattered navies bulge on distant shores." (Broome) Origin: Bulged; Bulging. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bulge

bulbus cornus posterioris
bulbus oculi
bulbus olfactorius
bulbus pili
bulbus venae jugularis
bulchin
bulchins
bulemia
bulemic
bulerias
bulesis
bulette
bulge (current term)
bulge out
bulgecin
bulgecinine
bulged
bulgeless
bulger
bulgers
bulges
bulghur
bulghurs
bulgier
bulgiest
bulgine
bulgines

Literary usage of Bulge

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1. Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute by United States Naval Institute (1897)
"Back bulge 4” A surface crack developed, extend' ing 24” to left and above impact. ... Back bulge broken out cone shaped upper right hand corner broken ..."

2. Manual of gynecology by David Berry Hart (1893)
"Undue yielding or bulge of tlie whole pelvic floor. This is a condition to which attention has been drawn by Herman and Skene. Our knowledge on this lesion ..."

3. Green Light!: Men of the 81st Troop Carrier Squadron Tell Their Story by Martin Wolfe (1989)
"Re-Supplying The Battle of the bulge A dreaded winter war In October, 1944, one month after the German victory at Arnhem, we in the 81st TCS received a ..."

4. The American Machinist Shop Note Book: A Collection of Articles by E.A. Suverkrop (1919)
"PRODUCING A bulge IN TUBING i Soft-lead slugs can be inside tubing to do the bulging after which they can be melted out but much time, cost and labor can be ..."

5. The Encyclopedia of Practical Horticulture: A Reference System of Commercial by Granville Lowther, William Worthington (1914)
"bulge and Height at Ends The general rule for the bulge on a box of apples ... The reason for the bulge is to furnish pressure for keeping the apples tight ..."

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