bulge

  • 1 Bulge — (b[u^]lj), 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[.r]h to be large, strong; the root meaning to swell. Cf. {Bilge}, {Belly}, {Billow}, {Bouge} …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 bulge — vb Bulge, jut, stick out, protuberate, protrude, project, overhang, beetle mean to extend outward beyond the usual and normal line. Bulge suggests a swelling out in an excessive or abnormal fashion; it may be used when the impression to be given… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 Bulge — Bulge, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Bulged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bulging}.] 1. To swell or jut out; to bend outward, as a wall when it yields to pressure; to be protuberant; as, the wall bulges. [1913 Webster] 2. To bilge, as a ship; to founder. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 bulge — ● bulge nom masculin (anglais bulge, bosse) Compartiment aménagé à l extérieur de la carène d un navire pour éloigner de celle ci le point d explosion d une torpille …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 5 Bulge — →Battle of the Bulge. the …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 6 bulge — [n] swollen object appendage, bagginess, blob, bump, bunch, bunching, convexity, dilation, distention, excess, excrescence, gibbosity, growth, hump, intumescence, jut, lump, nodulation, nodule, outgrowth, outthrust, projection, prominence,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 Bulge — Bulge, Lederschlauch zum Ausschöpfen von Wasser oder zum Fortschaffen von Erzen; Bulgenkunst, Wasserhebewerk mit Ledereimern an endloser Kette …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 8 bulge — index project (extend beyond) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 9 bulge — (n.) c.1200, from O.Fr. bouge wallet, pouch, leather bag (see BUDGET (Cf. budget)). Sense of swelling is first recorded 1620s. The verb is first recorded 1670s. Related: Bulged; bulging. BILGE (Cf. Bilge) (q.v.) may be a nautical variant …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 bulge — ► NOUN 1) a rounded swelling distorting a flat surface. 2) Military a piece of land projecting outwards from an otherwise regular line. 3) informal a temporary increase. ► VERB 1) swell or protrude to an unnatural extent. 2) be full of and… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 bulge — [bulj] n. [ME < OFr bouge: see BUDGE2] 1. an outward swelling; protuberance 2. a projecting part, as a military salient ☆ 3. Informal a sudden increase in size, value, etc. ☆ 4. Informal advantage or margin of advantage vi., vt …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 Bulge — A bulge is something which sticks out from a surface.Bulge may also refer to: *A localized discontinuity in an extended military line, for example, the Battle of the Bulge, a major World War II battle *A slang metonym for penis, referring to a… …

    Wikipedia

  • 13 bulge — 1. noun 1) a bulge in the tire Syn: swelling, bump, lump, protuberance, prominence, tumescence 2) informal a bulge in the population Syn: surge, upsurge, rise, increase, escalation …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 14 Bulge — Messier 81 Galaxie mit Spiralarmen außen und Bulge im Zentralbereich …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 15 bulge — bulge1 [bʌldʒ] n [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: bouge, bulge bag, swelling, hump (13 19 centuries), from Old French bouge; BUDGET1] 1.) a curved mass on the surface of something, usually caused by something under or inside it ▪ The gun made a bulge… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 bulge — I UK [bʌldʒ] / US noun [countable] Word forms bulge : singular bulge plural bulges 1) a shape that curves outwards on the surface of something, often made by something under it or inside it She was only three months pregnant but already had a… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 Bulge — A fast increase in a security s or commodity s trading price. Bulge is an informal word with a meaning similar to the term bubble. A bulge occurs when an investment instrument s price rises quickly, often accompanied by increased volume. The… …

    Investment dictionary

  • 18 bulge — bulge1 [ bʌldʒ ] noun count 1. ) a shape that curves outward on the surface of something, often made by something under it or inside it: She was only three months pregnant but already had a slight bulge. 2. ) an increase in something, especially… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 bulge — [13] Etymologically, bulge and budget are the same word, and indeed when English first acquired bulge it was as a noun, with, like budget, the sense ‘pouch’. It came from Old French bouge ‘leather bag’, a descendant of Latin bulga, which may have …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 20 Bulge — Bulge1 Sf Meereswelle per. Wortschatz arch. (13. Jh.), mhd. bulge, mndd. bulge Stammwort. Aus g. * bulgjōn f. Welle , auch in anord. bylgja; vermutlich zu g. * belg a Vst. schwellen in anord. bolginn geschwollen (außerhalb des Nordischen zu… …

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