from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having considerable bulk; massive.
- adj. Of large size for its weight: a bulky knit.
- adj. Clumsy to manage; unwieldy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Being large in size, mass, or volume.
- adj. Unwieldy
- adj. Having excess body mass, especially muscle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of great bulk or dimensions; of great size; large; thick; massive.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of great bulk or size; large.
- Unwieldy; clumsy.
- Synonyms Bulky, Massive, Massy, Ponderous, Burly. Bulky refers to prominence, excess, or unwieldiness of size; it applies properly to material things; if applied to persons, it implies the development of physical size at the expense of higher qualities. Massy is, strictly, poetic for massive. The two denote weight and solidity quite as much as size, while that which is bulky may be hollow and comparatively light: as, a bulky bundle of straw; a massive jaw; “ingots of massy gold.” Ponderous primarily denotes weight and not size, but has come to have a secondary suggestion of unwieldiness. Burly is applicable only to persons, and expresses bigness, solidity, and force, with something of coarseness of manner.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of large size for its weight
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