Definitions for: Bulge


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


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.

2. To bilge, as a ship; to founder.

And scattered navies bulge on distant shores.
--Broome.

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

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