What does bulge mean?

bulge meaning in General Dictionary

The bilge or protuberant section of a cask

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  • To swell or jut out to flex outward as a wall when it yields to pressure to-be protuberant as the wall surface bulges
  • bulge aside; form a bulge outward, or perhaps so full as to may actually bulge
  • bulge outward
  • cause to bulge or enlarge outwards
  • swell or protrude outwards
  • something which bulges on or perhaps is protuberant or tasks from its surroundings
  • The bilge or protuberant section of a cask.
  • A swelling, protuberant part; a bending outward, esp. when brought on by stress; as, a bulge in a wall.
  • The bilge of a vessel. See Bilge, 2.
  • To swell or jut out; to flex outward, as a wall when it yields to pressure; become protuberant; because, the wall bulges.
  • To bilge, as a ship; to founder.

bulge meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1200, "wallet, fabric case," from Old French bouge, boulge "wallet, pouch, leather bag," or straight from Latin bulga "leather sack" (see spending plan (n.)). Feeling of "a swelling" is first recorded 1620s. Bilge (q.v.) might be a nautical variant.

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  • "to protrude, enlarge out," 1670s, from bulge (letter.). Relevant: Bulged; bulging.

bulge meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) The bilge or protuberant section of a cask.

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  • (n.) A swelling, protuberant part; a bending outward, esp. when caused by stress; as, a bulge in a wall.
  • (v. i.) To swell or jut out; to fold outward, as a wall with regards to yields to force; become protuberant; because, the wall surface bulges.
  • (v. i.) To bilge, as a ship; to creator.

Sentence Examples with the word bulge

The trachea or windpipe is strengthened by numerous cartilaginous, often osseous, complete rings, but in the emeu several of these rings are incomplete in the medioventral line, and permit the inner lining of the trachea to bulge out into a large neck-pouch, which is used by both sexes as a resounding bag.

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