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bulk

 (bŭlk)
n.
1. Size, mass, or volume, especially when very large.
2.
a. A distinct mass or portion of matter, especially a large one: the dark bulk of buildings against the sky.
b. The body of a human, especially when large or muscular.
3. The major portion or greater part: "The great bulk of necessary work can never be anything but painful" (Bertrand Russell).
4. See fiber.
5. Thickness of paper or cardboard in relation to weight.
6. A ship's cargo.
v. bulked, bulk·ing, bulks
v.intr.
1. To be or appear to be massive in terms of size, volume, or importance; loom: Safety considerations bulked large during development of the new spacecraft.
2. To grow or increase in size or importance.
3. To cohere or form a mass: Certain paper bulks well.
v.tr.
1. To cause to swell or expand.
2. To cause to cohere or form a mass.
adj.
Being large in mass, quantity, or volume: a bulk buy; a bulk mailing.
Phrasal Verb:
bulk up
To gain weight by gaining muscle: dietary supplements that helped the weightlifters bulk up.
Idiom:
in bulk
1. Unpackaged; loose.
2. In large numbers, amounts, or volume.

[Middle English, perhaps partly alteration of bouk, belly, trunk of the body (from Old English būc) and partly from Old Norse bulki, cargo, heap; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

bulk

(bʌlk)
n
1. volume, size, or magnitude, esp when great
2. the main part: the bulk of the work is repetitious.
3. a large body, esp of a person: he eased his bulk out of the chair.
4. the part of food which passes unabsorbed through the digestive system
5. (Commerce) unpackaged cargo or goods
6. (Nautical Terms) a ship's cargo or hold
7. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing
a. the thickness of a number of sheets of paper or cardboard
b. the thickness of a book excluding its covers
8. (Journalism & Publishing) (plural) copies of newspapers sold in bulk at a discounted price to hotels, airlines, etc, which issue them free to their customers
9. in large quantities
10. (Commerce) (of a cargo, etc) unpackaged
vb
11. to cohere or cause to cohere in a mass
12. (Commerce) to place, hold, or transport (several cargoes of goods) in bulk
13. bulk large to be or seem important or prominent: the problem bulked large in his mind.
[C15: from Old Norse bulki cargo]
Usage: The use of a plural noun after bulk was formerly considered incorrect, but is now acceptable

bulk1

(bʌlk)
n.
1. magnitude in three dimensions, esp. when great.
2. the greater part; main mass or body: The bulk of the debt was paid.
3. goods or cargo not in packages or boxes, usu. transported in large volume, as grain, coal, or petroleum.
5. the body of a living creature.
adj.
7. being or involving material in bulk.
v.i.
8. to increase in size; expand; swell.
9. to be of great weight, size, or importance: The problem bulks large in his mind.
v.t.
10. to cause to swell, grow, or increase in weight or thickness (often fol. by up).
11. to gather, bring together, or mix.
Idioms:
in bulk,
a. not packaged: rice sold in bulk.
b. in large quantities.
[1400–50; late Middle English bolke cargo, hold < Old Norse bulki cargo]

bulk2

(bʌlk)

n.
a structure, as a stall, projecting from the front of a building.
[1350–1400; Middle English: stall; appar. identical with bulk1]

Bulk

 a main mass or amount; a heap; a cargo; a considerable amount. See also mass.
Examples: bulk of people, 1711; of pilchards [a pile awaiting salting], 1822; of popery, 1641; of seals, 1881; of ships, 1658; of tobacco [a pile arranged for curing].

bulk


Past participle: bulked
Gerund: bulking

Imperative
bulk
bulk
Present
I bulk
you bulk
he/she/it bulks
we bulk
you bulk
they bulk
Preterite
I bulked
you bulked
he/she/it bulked
we bulked
you bulked
they bulked
Present Continuous
I am bulking
you are bulking
he/she/it is bulking
we are bulking
you are bulking
they are bulking
Present Perfect
I have bulked
you have bulked
he/she/it has bulked
we have bulked
you have bulked
they have bulked
Past Continuous
I was bulking
you were bulking
he/she/it was bulking
we were bulking
you were bulking
they were bulking
Past Perfect
I had bulked
you had bulked
he/she/it had bulked
we had bulked
you had bulked
they had bulked
Future
I will bulk
you will bulk
he/she/it will bulk
we will bulk
you will bulk
they will bulk
Future Perfect
I will have bulked
you will have bulked
he/she/it will have bulked
we will have bulked
you will have bulked
they will have bulked
Future Continuous
I will be bulking
you will be bulking
he/she/it will be bulking
we will be bulking
you will be bulking
they will be bulking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bulking
you have been bulking
he/she/it has been bulking
we have been bulking
you have been bulking
they have been bulking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bulking
you will have been bulking
he/she/it will have been bulking
we will have been bulking
you will have been bulking
they will have been bulking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bulking
you had been bulking
he/she/it had been bulking
we had been bulking
you had been bulking
they had been bulking
Conditional
I would bulk
you would bulk
he/she/it would bulk
we would bulk
you would bulk
they would bulk
Past Conditional
I would have bulked
you would have bulked
he/she/it would have bulked
we would have bulked
you would have bulked
they would have bulked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bulk - the property resulting from being or relating to the greater in number of two partsbulk - the property resulting from being or relating to the greater in number of two parts; the main part; "the majority of his customers prefer it"; "the bulk of the work is finished"
number, figure - the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals; "he had a number of chores to do"; "the number of parameters is small"; "the figure was about a thousand"
2.bulk - the property of something that is great in magnitude; "it is cheaper to buy it in bulk"; "he received a mass of correspondence"; "the volume of exports"
magnitude - the property of relative size or extent (whether large or small); "they tried to predict the magnitude of the explosion"; "about the magnitude of a small pea"
dollar volume, turnover - the volume measured in dollars; "the store's dollar volume continues to rise"
3.bulk - the property possessed by a large mass
mass - the property of a body that causes it to have weight in a gravitational field
Verb1.bulk - stick out or up; "The parcel bulked in the sack"
bulge, pouch, protrude - swell or protrude outwards; "His stomach bulged after the huge meal"
2.bulk - cause to bulge or swell outwards
swell - cause to become swollen; "The water swells the wood"

bulk

noun
2. size, weight, mass, heaviness, poundage, portliness Despite his bulk he moved lightly on his feet.
3. majority, mass, most, body, quantity, best part, major part, lion's share, better part, generality, preponderance, main part, plurality, nearly all, greater number The vast bulk of imports and exports are carried by sea.
bulk large be important, dominate, loom, stand out, loom large, carry weight, preponderate, threaten Propaganda bulks large in their plans.
Usage: The use of a plural noun after bulk, as in sense 3, although common, is considered by some to be incorrect and should be avoided. This usage is most commonly encountered, according to the Bank of English, when referring to funds and profits: the bulk of our profits stem from the sale of beer. The synonyms majority and most would work better in this context.

bulk

noun
1. Great extent, amount, or dimension:
amplitude, magnitude, mass, size, volume (often used in plural).
2. A measurable whole:
3. A separate and distinct portion of matter:
4. Solid and well-developed muscles:
Informal: beef.
5. The main part:
Anatomy: corpus.
6. The greatest part or portion:
Translations
بِالجُمْلَهحَجْم، ضَخامَهمُعْظَمُ
objemtělove velkémvětšina
i store partierkorpusstørrelsestørstedel
bulkkibulkkitavaramäärämassaturpoaminen
nagybannagyobb része
í heildsölu; í miklu magnimeginhlutistærî, fyrirferî
apimtisdideliais kiekiaisdidmeninisdidžioji dalisdidžiulis
apjomsapmērsbez iesaiņojumalielākā daļatilpums
büyük kısımiri cüssetoptanyığın

bulk

[bʌlk]
A. N
1. (= size) [of thing] → bulto m; [of person] → corpulencia f, masa f
the enormous bulk of the shipla enorme mole del buque
he set his full bulk down in a chairdejó caer todo el peso de su cuerpo en un sillón
2. (= main part) the bulk ofla mayoría de
the bulk of the workla mayor parte del trabajo
the bulk of the armyel grueso del ejército
3. (Comm) to buy in bulk (= in large quantities) → comprar al por mayor
in bulk (= not pre-packed) → suelto, a granel
B. VI to bulk largetener un puesto importante, ocupar un lugar importante
C. CPD bulk buying Ncompra f al por mayor
bulk carrier N(buque m) granelero m
bulk goods NPLmercancías fpl a granel
bulk purchase Ncompra f al por mayor

bulk

[ˈbʌlk] n
(= large shape) → masse f, volume m
(= heavy body) [person] → corpulence f
in bulk (= large quantities) → en gros, en vrac
to buy in bulk (COMMERCE)acheter en gros, acheter en grande quantité
to sell in bulk → vendre en gros
the bulk of (= majority) → la plus grande partie de, la majeure partie de
bulk up
vt sepépaissir
viprendre de l'épaisseurbulk-buy [ˈbʌlkbaɪ] vi [individual] → acheter en grosses quantités; [company, organization, retailer] → acheter en grosbulk buying n (by individual)achat m en grosses quantités; (by company, organization, retailer)achat m en grosbulk carrier nvraquier m

bulk

n
(= size)Größe f; (of task)Ausmaß nt; (= large shape, of thing) → massige Form; (of person, animal)massige Gestalt; of great bulkmassig
(also great bulk)größter Teil; (of debt, loan also)Hauptteil m; (of work, mineral deposits also)Großteil m; (of people, votes also)Gros nt; (of property, legacy etc also)Masse f
(Comm) in bulkim Großen, en gros
vi to bulk largeeine wichtige Rolle spielen

bulk

:
bulk buyer
nGroßabnehmer(in) m(f)
bulk buying
bulk carrier
n (Naut) → Bulkcarrier m, → Massengutfrachter m
bulk consumer
nGroßverbraucher(in) m(f)
bulk discount
nMengenrabatt m

bulk

:
bulk purchase
bulk sale
nMassenverkauf m

bulk

[bʌlk] n (of thing) → volume m, massa; (of person) → corporatura massiccia
the bulk of → la maggior parte di
the bulk of the work → il grosso del lavoro
to buy in bulk → comprare in grande quantità

bulk

(balk) noun
1. the greater part. The bulk of his money was spent on food.
2. (great) size or mass. the bulk of a parcel; His huge bulk appeared round the corner.
adjective
in bulk. bulk buying.
ˈbulky adjective
large in size, awkward to carry etc. a bulky parcel; This is too bulky to send by post.
in bulk
in large quantities. Huge tankers now carry oil in bulk; They like to buy goods in bulk.

bulk

n. volumen.
References in classic literature ?
The flour pan in which their daily bread was mixed stood on the rude table side by side with the "prospecting pans," half full of gold washed up from their morning's work; the front windows of the newer tenements looked upon the one single thoroughfare, but the back door opened upon the uncleared wilderness, still haunted by the misshapen bulk of bear or the nightly gliding of catamount.
Here, too, comes his owner, cheerful, sombre, gracious or in the sulks, accordingly as his scheme of the now accomplished voyage has been realized in merchandise that will readily be turned to gold, or has buried him under a bulk of incommodities such as nobody will care to rid him of.
Assuming the blubber to be the skin of the whale; then, when this skin, as in the case of a very large Sperm Whale, will yield the bulk of one hundred barrels of oil; and, when it is considered that, in quantity, or rather weight, that oil, in its expressed state, is only three fourths, and not the entire substance of the coat; some idea may hence be had of the enormousness of that animated mass, a mere part of whose mere integument yields such a lake of liquid as that.
Where on the globe can there be found an area of equal extent with that occupied by the bulk of our States, so fertile and so rich and varied in its productions, and at the same time so habitable by the European, as this is?
There was argument on his side -- and the bulk of the advantage -- so I judged it best to humor him.
Whether you are asleep or awake he will attack you, caring nothing for the fact that in bulk and strength you are to him as are the massed armies of the earth to a sucking child; he lives both day and night and all days and nights in the very lap of peril and the immediate presence of death, and yet is no more afraid than is the man who walks the streets of a city that was threatened by an earthquake ten centuries before.
And the bulk of your fortune would be laid out in annuities on the authors or their heirs.
She pointed to Hareton, the other individual, who had gained nothing but increased bulk and strength by the addition of two years to his age: he seemed as awkward and rough as ever.
of a quantity of water equal in bulk to that part of the vessel which it will be safe to immerse in the water.
Supposing him wrapped up as those two passengers were, is there anything in his bulk and stature to render it unlikely that he was one of them?
I said aside, to Traddles, that I wondered whether it occurred to anybody, that there was a striking contrast between these plentiful repasts of choice quality, and the dinners, not to say of paupers, but of soldiers, sailors, labourers, the great bulk of the honest, working community; of whom not one man in five hundred ever dined half so well.
The disinherited son of a small squire, equally disinclined to dig and to beg, was almost as helpless as an uprooted tree, which, by the favour of earth and sky, has grown to a handsome bulk on the spot where it first shot upward.