from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To push or thrust outward.
- intransitive v. To jut out; project. See Synonyms at bulge.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To extend from, above or beyond a surface or boundary; to bulge outward; to stick out.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To shoot out or forth; to be thrust forward; to extend beyond a limit; to project.
- transitive v. To thrust forward; to drive or force along.
- transitive v. To thrust out, as through a narrow orifice or from confinement; to cause to come forth.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To thrust forward or onward; drive or force along.
- To shoot or thrust forth; project; cause to project; thrust out as from confinement; cause to come forth: as, a snail protrudes its horns.
- To shoot forward; be thrust forward; project beyond something.
- Synonyms To project, jut (out), bulge (out).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. swell or protrude outwards
- v. extend out or project in space
- v. bulge outward
The LaserMax fits right inside the weapon, so it doesn't have to protrude from the weapon as the Crimson Trace does.
The two little balls that protrude from the top of her head peek out coquettishly from her coiffure.
Any packaging that trapped enough air to protrude from the water seemed to obey the wind currents, which in these latitudes are easterly.
Shattered brick structures and concrete foundations protrude from the forest floor.
A .1 mm sheet of piezoelectric ceramic is cut and molded so hundreds of tiny bridges on legs protrude from the surface.
They do not stand as tall or protrude from the body as far as external frames, which catch on branches and brush.
If a child had been guilty of any erratic performances during the year, which was often my case, a long stick would protrude from the stocking; if particularly good, an illustrated catechism or the New Testament would appear, showing that the St. Nicholas of that time held decided views on discipline and ethics.
I was very much amused at seeing two bottles of wine protrude from the pockets of Mahommed Agha, our butler.
For Douthat, it’s all about the ironic distance … nobody with sufficient education to get into Harvard is going to decorate his room there with posters of Russell Crowe and Audrey Hepburn without tongue so firmly in cheek as to protrude from the vulgar bodily orifice.
The biggest increase in risk was for their baby having a birth defect called gastroschisis, in which part of its stomach or intestines protrude through the skin.