American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A protruding part; an outward curve or swelling.
- n. Nautical A bilge.
- n. A sudden, usually temporary increase in number or quantity: The baby boom created a bulge in school enrollment.
- n. An advantage.
- v. To cause to curve outward.
- v. To curve outward.
- v. To swell up.
- v. To stick out; protrude.
- v. To be filled or overfilled: pockets bulging with coins.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A rounded protuberance; a swelling; a swell; a hump.
- n. The swirl made by a salmon rising to the surface.
- To swell out; be protuberant.
- To bilge, as a ship.
- n. A rapid rise in price, of stock, grain, cotton, or the like, followed by an equally rapid fall, owing to some temporary causes. The name has reference to the curve in a diagram of prices.
- To cause to swell out and become protuberant.
- To bilge or stave in the bottom of, as a ship.
- n. Something sticking out from a surface.
- v. intransitive To stick out from (a surface).
- v. intransitive To bilge, as a ship; to founder.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The bilge or protuberant part of a cask.
- n. A swelling, protuberant part; a bending outward, esp. when caused by pressure.
- n. (Naut.) The bilge of a vessel. See Bilge, 2.
- v. To swell or jut out; to bend outward, as a wall when it yields to pressure; to be protuberant.
- v. To bilge, as a ship; to founder.
- n. something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings
- v. bulge outward
- v. bulge out; form a bulge outward, or be so full as to appear to bulge
- v. swell or protrude outwards
- v. cause to bulge or swell outwards
- From Latin bulga "leather bag". Cognates includes bilge, belly, bellows, budget, French bouge, German Balg, etc. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, pouch, from Old French bulge, bouge, from Latin bulga, bag, of Celtic origin; see bhelgh- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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