Definitions for Bulgebʌldʒ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bulgebʌldʒ(n.; v.)bulged, bulg•ing.

  1. (n.)a rounded projection or protruding part, often the result of internal pressure; protuberance.

  2. a sudden increase, as in numbers or volume.

  3. (v.i.)to swell or bend outward; protrude.

  4. to be filled to capacity.

  5. (v.t.)to make protuberant; cause to swell.

Origin of bulge:

1200–50; ME: bag, hump < OF < L bulga bag < Celtic; cf. Ir bolg bag


Princeton's WordNet

  1. bulge, bump, hump, swelling, gibbosity, gibbousness, jut, prominence, protuberance, protrusion, extrusion, excrescence(verb)

    something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings

    "the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge"; "the hump of a camel"; "he stood on the rocky prominence"; "the occipital protuberance was well developed"; "the bony excrescence between its horns"

  2. bulge, pouch, protrude(verb)

    swell or protrude outwards

    "His stomach bulged after the huge meal"

  3. bulge, bag(verb)

    bulge out; form a bulge outward, or be so full as to appear to bulge

  4. start, protrude, pop, pop out, bulge, bulge out, bug out, come out(verb)

    bulge outward

    "His eyes popped"

  5. bulge, bulk(verb)

    cause to bulge or swell outwards

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. bulge(noun)ʌldʒ

    a lump or swelling

    a bulge in the tube

  2. bulge(verb)ʌldʒ

    to swell

    a briefcase bulging with documents


  1. bulge(Noun)

    Something sticking out from a surface.

  2. bulge(Verb)

    To stick out from (a surface).

  3. Origin: From Latin bulga "leather bag". Cognates includes bilge, belly, bellows, budget, French bouge, German Balg, etc.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bulge(noun)

    the bilge or protuberant part of a cask

  2. Bulge(noun)

    a swelling, protuberant part; a bending outward, esp. when caused by pressure; as, a bulge in a wall

  3. Bulge(noun)

    the bilge of a vessel. See Bilge, 2

  4. Bulge(verb)

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

  5. Bulge(verb)

    to bilge, as a ship; to founder


  1. Bulge

    In astronomy, a bulge is a tightly packed group of stars within a larger formation. The term almost exclusively refers to the central group of stars found in most spiral galaxies. Bulges were historically thought to be elliptical galaxies that happen to have a disk of stars around them, but high resolution images using the Hubble Space Telescope have revealed that many bulges have properties that are more like spiral galaxies. It is now thought that there are at least two types of bulges, bulges that are like ellipticals and bulges that are like spiral galaxies.

Anagrams of Bulge

  1. bugle

Translations for Bulge

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a swelling

the bulge of her hips.

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