bulk

13 ENTRIES FOUND:

1bulk

noun \ˈbəlk also ˈblk\

the bulk : most of something : the largest part of something

: the large size of someone or something

Full Definition of BULK

1
a :  spatial dimension :  magnitude
b :  material that forms a mass in the intestine; especially :  fiber 1d
2
a :  body; especially :  a large or corpulent human body
b :  an organized structure especially when viewed primarily as a mass of material
c :  a ponderous shapeless mass
3
:  the main or greater part
in bulk
1
:  not divided into parts or packaged in separate units
2
:  in large quantities

Examples of BULK

  1. We spent the bulk of the summer at the beach.
  2. Farming makes up the bulk of the country's economy.
  3. The great bulk of these people are extremely poor.
  4. Despite his bulk, he's a very fast runner.

Origin of BULK

Middle English, heap, bulk, from Old Norse bulki cargo
First Known Use: 15th century

Synonym Discussion of BULK

bulk, mass, volume mean the aggregate that forms a body or unit. bulk implies an aggregate that is impressively large, heavy, or numerous <the darkened bulk of the skyscrapers>. mass suggests an aggregate made by piling together things of the same kind <a mass of boulders>. volume applies to an aggregate without shape or outline and capable of flowing or fluctuating <a tremendous volume of water>.

2bulk

verb

Definition of BULK

transitive verb
1
:  to cause to swell or bulge :  stuff
2
:  to gather into a mass or aggregate
intransitive verb
1
:  swell, expand
2
:  to appear as a factor :  loom <a consideration that bulks large in everyone's thinking>

First Known Use of BULK

1540

Rhymes with BULK

3bulk

adjective

: of or relating to things that are sent or sold in large amounts

Full Definition of BULK

1
:  being in bulk <bulk cement>
2
:  of or relating to materials in bulk

Examples of BULK

  1. They sent bulk shipments of food to the country.

First Known Use of BULK

1693

bulk

noun \ˈbəlk\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BULK

: material (as indigestible fibrous residues of food) that forms a mass in the intestine; especially : fiber 2

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