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Meaning of BULGE

Pronunciation:  bulj

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from a form
  2. [v]  cause to bulge or swell outwards
  3. [v]  swell or protrude outwards; "His eyes bulged with surprise"
  4. [v]  bulge outward; "His eyes popped"
  5. [v]  bulge out; form a bulge outward, or be so full as to appear to bulge

BULGE is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: bag, bug out, bulge out, bulk, bump, come out, excrescence, extrusion, gibbosity, gibbousness, hump, jut, pop, pop out, prominence, protrude, protrusion, protuberance
 See Also: belly, bulge, caput, change form, change form, change shape, change shape, deform, deform, frontal eminence, jut, jut out, nub, occipital protuberance, pouch, project, projection, protrude, protrude, protuberate, stick out, swell, wart



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bulge\, n. [OE. bulge a swelling; cf. AS. belgan to
    swell, OSw. bulgja, Icel. b[=o]lginn swollen, OHG. belgan to
    swell, G. bulge leathern sack, Skr. b?h to be large, strong;
    the root meaning to swell. Cf. {Bilge}, {Belly}, {Billow},
    {Bouge}, n.]
    1. The bilge or protuberant part of a cask.
    2. A swelling, protuberant part; a bending outward, esp. when
       caused by pressure; as, a bulge in a wall.
    3. (Naut.) The bilge of a vessel. See {Bilge}, 2.
    {Bulge ways}. (Naut.) See {Bilge ways}.
  2. \Bulge\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Bulged}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To swell or jut out; to bend outward, as a wall when it
       yields to pressure; to be protuberant; as, the wall
    2. To bilge, as a ship; to founder.
             And scattered navies bulge on distant shores.
Thesaurus Terms
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