Definitions for bulkbʌlk
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
magnitude in three dimensions, esp. when great.
the greater part; main mass or body:
The bulk of the debt was paid.
goods or cargo not in packages or boxes, usu. transported in large volume, as grain, coal, or petroleum.
Ref: fiber (def. 9). 9
the body of a living creature.
Ref: bulk mail. 1
(adj.)being or involving material in bulk.
(v.i.)to increase in size; expand; swell.
to be of great weight, size, or importance:
The problem bulks large in his mind.
(v.t.)to cause to swell, grow, or increase in weight or thickness (often fol. by up).
to gather, bring together, or mix.
Idioms for bulk:
in bulk, not packaged: in large quantities.
rice sold in bulk.
Origin of bulk:
1400–50; late ME bolke cargo, hold < ON bulki cargo
a structure, as a stall, projecting from the front of a building.
Origin of bulk:
1350–1400; ME: stall; appar. identical with bulk1
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
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the large size of sth
the bulk of his suitcase
a greater part, a majority
We've completed the bulk of the work.
in large quantities
They cost less when you buy in bulk.
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
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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
Translations for bulk
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the greater part
The bulk of his money was spent on food.
- по-голямата частBulgarian
- maior partePortuguese (BR)
- der GroßteilGerman
- το μεγαλύτερο μέρος από κτ.Greek
- la mayor parteSpanish
- suurem osaEstonian
- مقدار زیاد؛ حجم بیشترFarsi
- suurin osaFinnish
- la majeure partie deFrench
- veći dioCroatian
- nagyobb része vminekHungarian
- sebagian besarIndonesian
- maggior parte diItalian
- 큰 부분Korean
- didžioji dalis, daugumaLithuanian
- lielākā daļa; vairākumsLatvian
- bahagian besarMalay
- grootste deelDutch
- مقدار زیاد؛ حجم بیشترPersian
- ډیر زیاته اندازه، ډیر حجم لرونکیPashto
- maior partePortuguese
- большая частьRussian
- večji delSlovenian
- veliki deoSerbian
- büyük kısımTurkish
- 大部分Chinese (Trad.)
- زیادہ تر حصہUrdu
- số lượng lớnVietnamese
- 大部分Chinese (Simp.)
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