What does bulge mean?

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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


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bulge

    bulj, n. the widest part of a cask, a round protuberance, swelling.—v.i. to swell out.—ns. Bul′ger, a wooden golf-club with a convex face; Bul′giness.—adj. Bul′gyTo get the bulge on one (slang), to get a decided advantage over a person. [O. Fr. boulge, prob. L. bulga, a leather knapsack; a Gallic word.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. bulge

    That part of the floor in a ship--on either side of the keel--which approaches nearer to a horizontal than to a perpendicular direction, and begins to round upwards. It is where the floors and second futtocks unite, and upon which the ship would rest if laid on the ground; hence, when a ship receives a fracture in this part, she is said to be bilged or bulged.--Bilge is also the largest circumference of a cask, or that which extends round by the bung-hole.

  2. bulge

    (See BILGE.) That part of the ship she bears upon when on the ground.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bulge in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bulge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of bulge in a Sentence

  1. Blair Fleming:

    We provide a bulge bracket experience for the employee, but with a boutique mentality.

  2. Researcher Ciara Aucoin:

    That combination of poverty, youth bulge, and unemployment leads to this powderkeg...in terms of drugs and violence.

  3. Jeffrey Nassof:

    The boutiques are building scale and winning talent from the bulge-bracket, and they're not constrained in what they can execute.

  4. Seth Merrin:

    It's been the realm of the big bulge brackets and they've made so much money that they've crowded everybody else out of the market.

  5. Joe Kennedy:

    We see an economy that makes stocks soar, investor portfolios bulge and corporate profits climb but fails to give workers their fair share of the reward.

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Translations for bulge

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  • изпъквам, издувам се, издатина, изпъкналостBulgarian
  • boule, výstupek, výčnělekCzech
  • buleDanish
  • Delle, Wölbung, hervorstechen, Ausbuchtung, Beule, hervortretenGerman
  • bulto, abultar, abultamiento, protuberanciaSpanish
  • تحدبPersian
  • pullistuma, kohouma, pullistua, pullistella, pullottaaFinnish
  • bosse, déformer, protubérance, bombement, bomberFrench
  • בליטהHebrew
  • dudor, kitüremkedés, kitüremkedik, kidudorodikHungarian
  • protuberanza, rigonfiamento, sporgenza, sporgereItalian
  • בליטהHebrew
  • 出っ張り, 膨れる, 突き出るJapanese
  • 부루퉁이, 뾰루지, 불거지다, 혹, 부르다Korean
  • protuberantia, prominereLatin
  • bultDutch
  • bojo, protuberância, saliênciaPortuguese
  • выступ, выпирать, выдаваться, выпячиваться, оттопыриваться, выпуклостьRussian
  • gufim, gufohemAlbanian
  • knöl, utbuktning, bulaSwedish

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