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Related to bilge: bilge keel, bilge pump, bilge water

bilge

 (bĭlj)
n.
1. Nautical
a. The rounded portion of a ship's hull, forming a transition between the bottom and the sides.
b. The lowest inner part of a ship's hull.
2. Bilge water.
3. Slang Stupid talk or writing; nonsense.
4. The bulging part of a barrel or cask.
v. bilged, bilg·ing, bilg·es
v.intr.
1. Nautical To spring a leak in the bilge.
2. To bulge or swell.
v.tr.
Nautical To break open the bilge of.

[Probably alteration of bulge.]

bilg′y adj.

bilge

(bɪldʒ)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) nautical the parts of a vessel's hull where the vertical sides curve inwards to form the bottom
2. (Nautical Terms) (often plural) the parts of a vessel between the lowermost floorboards and the bottom
3. (Nautical Terms) Also called: bilgewater the dirty water that collects in a vessel's bilge
4. informal silly rubbish; nonsense
5. (Brewing) the widest part of the belly of a barrel or cask
vb
6. (Nautical Terms) (intr) nautical (of a vessel) to take in water at the bilge
7. (Nautical Terms) (tr) nautical to damage (a vessel) in the bilge, causing it to leak
[C16: probably a variant of bulge]
ˈbilgy adj

bilge

(bɪldʒ)

n., v. bilged, bilg•ing. n.
1.
a. either of the rounded areas that form the transition between the bottom and the sides on the exterior of a hull.
b. Also, bilges. an enclosed area at the bottom of a vessel where seepage collects.
2. Also called bilge water. seepage accumulated in bilges.
3. Slang. foolish or worthless talk or ideas; nonsense.
4. the widest circumference or belly of a cask.
v.i.
5. to leak in the bilge.
[1505–15; perhaps alter. of bulge]

bilge

- Can mean "nonsense, rubbish."
See also related terms for rubbish.

bilge


Past participle: bilged
Gerund: bilging

Imperative
bilge
bilge
Present
I bilge
you bilge
he/she/it bilges
we bilge
you bilge
they bilge
Preterite
I bilged
you bilged
he/she/it bilged
we bilged
you bilged
they bilged
Present Continuous
I am bilging
you are bilging
he/she/it is bilging
we are bilging
you are bilging
they are bilging
Present Perfect
I have bilged
you have bilged
he/she/it has bilged
we have bilged
you have bilged
they have bilged
Past Continuous
I was bilging
you were bilging
he/she/it was bilging
we were bilging
you were bilging
they were bilging
Past Perfect
I had bilged
you had bilged
he/she/it had bilged
we had bilged
you had bilged
they had bilged
Future
I will bilge
you will bilge
he/she/it will bilge
we will bilge
you will bilge
they will bilge
Future Perfect
I will have bilged
you will have bilged
he/she/it will have bilged
we will have bilged
you will have bilged
they will have bilged
Future Continuous
I will be bilging
you will be bilging
he/she/it will be bilging
we will be bilging
you will be bilging
they will be bilging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bilging
you have been bilging
he/she/it has been bilging
we have been bilging
you have been bilging
they have been bilging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bilging
you will have been bilging
he/she/it will have been bilging
we will have been bilging
you will have been bilging
they will have been bilging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bilging
you had been bilging
he/she/it had been bilging
we had been bilging
you had been bilging
they had been bilging
Conditional
I would bilge
you would bilge
he/she/it would bilge
we would bilge
you would bilge
they would bilge
Past Conditional
I would have bilged
you would have bilged
he/she/it would have bilged
we would have bilged
you would have bilged
they would have bilged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bilge - water accumulated in the bilge of a ship
H2O, water - binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent
2.bilge - where the sides of the vessel curve in to form the bottombilge - where the sides of the vessel curve in to form the bottom
bilges - in a vessel with two hulls, an enclosed area between the frames at each side
vessel, watercraft - a craft designed for water transportation
bottom, underside, undersurface - the lower side of anything
Verb1.bilge - cause to leak; "the collision bilged the vessel"
damage - inflict damage upon; "The snow damaged the roof"; "She damaged the car when she hit the tree"
2.bilge - take in water at the bilge; "the tanker bilged"
leak - have an opening that allows light or substances to enter or go out; "The container leaked gasoline"; "the roof leaks badly"

bilge

noun trash, rubbish, rot, garbage (informal), tosh (slang, chiefly Brit.), trivia, drivel, twaddle, tripe (informal), dross, moonshine, hogwash, bunkum or buncombe (chiefly U.S.) I supported the family by writing bilge for women's magazines.

bilge

noun
Slang. Something that does not have or make sense:
Informal: tommyrot.
Translations

bilge

[bɪldʒ]
A. N
1. (Naut) → pantoque m (also bilge water) → aguas fpl de pantoque
2. (= nonsense) → tonterías fpl
B. CPD bilge pump N (Naut) → bomba f de achique
bilge water Naguas fpl de pantoque

bilge

[ˈbɪldʒ] n
[ship] → fond m de cale

bilge

n
(Naut) → Bilge f
(also bilge water)Leckwasser nt
(of cask)(Fass)bauch m
(Brit inf: = nonsense) → Quatsch m (inf), → Mumpitz m (dated inf); to talk bilgeUnsinn verzapfen (inf)
(Sch sl, = biology) → Bio no art (Sch inf)

bilge

[bɪldʒ] n
a. (Naut) → sentina (also bilge water) → acqua di sentina
b. (fam) (nonsense) → idiozie fpl, cretinate fpl
References in classic literature ?
It ain't no use talkin'; bein' brothers to a rich dead man and representatives of furrin heirs that's got left is the line for you and me, Bilge.
All right then; limpid, salubrious: no gush of bilge water had turned it to fetid puddle.
On his knees, he bored through the head of the first cask until the water rushed out upon the deck and flowed down into the bilge.
Dag Daughtry exulted; repeating what he had expressed in the hold, as he bored the last barrel, listened to the good water gurgling away into the bilge, and chuckled over his discovery of the Ancient Mariner on the same lay as his own.
Notwithstanding that its walls were blotched, as if missionary maps were bursting out of them to impart geographical knowledge; notwithstanding that its weird furniture was forlornly faded and musty, and that the prevailing Venetian odour of bilge water and an ebb tide on a weedy shore was very strong; the place was better within, than it promised.
The inner skin of the gas-tanks comes down to within a foot or two of my head and turns over just short of the turn of the bilges.
Even Fleury who begat it and, unlike Magniac, died a multi-millionaire, could not explain how the restless little imp shuddering in the U-tube can, in the fractional fraction of a second, strike the furious blast of gas into a chill greyish-green liquid that drains (you can hear it trickle) from the far end of the vacuum through the eduction-pipes and the mains back to the bilges.
A group of masked assailants carrying automatic rifles attacked a wedding party on Monday in Bilge village, killing 44 people including the bride and the groom.
Nasdaq: BICO) announced today that one of its oil spill cleanup products, BIO-SOK(R) Bilge Maintenance System, has won a 1996 Innovation Award at the International Marine Trades Exhibit & Convention (IMTEC) held by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) in Chicago this past week.
responsibility OLA SA , the work of receipt and disposal of oil residues (oily residues - sludge), waste lubricating oil (WLO) (waste lubricants), dirty ballast (dirty ballast water), tank washings (oily tank washings), bilge contents Ship engine (oily bilge waters), tank cleaning residues (scale and sludge from cleaning), noxious liquid substances in bulk, wastewater (sewage) and hazardous waste ships approaching the sea area of ?
ANKARA, May 5, 2009 (TUR) -- Turkish Interior Minister Besir Atalay said on Tuesday that 8 suspects were detained in connection with Monday's bloody armed attack on a wedding party in Bilge village of Turkey's southeastern Mardin province.
BIO-SOK(R) bilge maintenance system is PRP contained in a 10" fabric sock and is a completely unique product for handling bilge oil/fuel leakage, cited as a major cause of oil pollution in marina waters.