the property resulting from being or relating to the greater in number of two parts; the main part
"the majority of his customers prefer it"; "the bulk of the work is finished"
bulk, mass, volume(noun)
the property of something that is great in magnitude
"it is cheaper to buy it in bulk"; "he received a mass of correspondence"; "the volume of exports"
the property possessed by a large mass
stick out or up
"The parcel bulked in the sack"
cause to bulge or swell outwards
Size, mass or volume.
The major part of something.
The result of water retained by fibre.
Unpackaged goods when transported in large volumes, e.g. coal, ore or grain.
a cargo or any items moved or communicated in the manner of cargo.
Excess body mass, especially muscle.
A hypothetical higher-dimensional space within which our own four-dimensional universe may exist.
to be, or appear to be, massive
to grow in size; to swell or expand
being large in size, mass or volume
Origin: From bolke, from búlki, from bulkô, from bhelǵ-, related to búlkast, dialectal bulk, bulk. Conflated with bouk, from buc, from būkaz, from bhōw-, related to buik, Bauch, buk. More at bouk, bucket.
magnitude of material substance; dimensions; mass; size; as, an ox or ship of great bulk
the main mass or body; the largest or principal portion; the majority; as, the bulk of a debt
the cargo of a vessel when stowed
to appear or seem to be, as to bulk or extent; to swell
a projecting part of a building
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bulk, n. a stall or framework built in front of a shop.—n. Bulk′er, a street thief or strumpet. [Ety. dub.; Prof. Skeat suggests Scand. bálk-r, beam, and Dr Murray quotes also an A.S. bolca, gangway of a ship.]
bulk, n. magnitude or size: the greater part: any huge body or structure: the whole cargo in the hold of a ship.—v.i. to be in bulk: to be of weight or importance.—v.t. to put or hold in bulk.—ns. Bulk′head, a partition separating one part of the interior of a ship from another, either transverse or longitudinal, and usually made watertight; Bulk′iness.—adj. Bulk′y, having bulk: of great size, unwieldy.—Collision bulkhead, that nearest the bow—usually the only one in sailing-ships.—To load in bulk, to put the cargo in loose; To sell in bulk, to sell the cargo as it is in the hold: to sell in large quantities. [Prob. Scand.; Ice. bulki, a heap.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'bulk' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4440
Rank popularity for the word 'bulk' in Nouns Frequency: #1809
The numerical value of bulk in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of bulk in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The bulk of mankind are schoolboys through life.
the company has to be drawn to finding a way to settle the bulk of the remaining cases.
The DVD audience is a little older. They want the physical DVD, the bulk of our YouTube audience is younger.
We have wide bipartisan agreement in both the Senate and the House that bulk phone records collection is not essential.
People who invested in dry bulk are likely losing their shirts. Those that invested in container ships probably feel disappointed.
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Translations for bulk
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- големина, обемист, главна част, насипен товар, маса, обем, масивенBulgarian
- massiuCatalan, Valencian
- grueso, bulto, masaSpanish
- suurin osa, määrä, bulkki, turpoaminen, massa, bulkkitavara, valtaosaFinnish
- vrac, en gros, majeure partie, masseFrench
- tömeg, terjedelemHungarian
- masa, wielkość, objętośćPolish
- grosso, volume, granel, quantidadePortuguese
- vrac, masiv, voluminos, masaRomanian
- масса, бо́льшая часть, основная масса, крупный, объёмRussian
- voluminös, merpart, massa, omfångsrik, massiv, lejonpartSwedish
- yığın, hacim, cüsseli, hacimli, kütle, cüsseTurkish
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