protuberance


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pro·tu·ber·ance

 (prō-to͞o′bər-əns, -tyo͞o′-, prə-)
n.
1. Something, such as a bulge, knob, or swelling, that protrudes.
2. The condition of being protuberant.

pro•tu•ber•ance

(proʊˈtu bər əns, -ˈtyu-, prə-)

n.
1. a protuberant part or thing; projection or bulge.
2. the condition, state, or quality of being protuberant.
[1640–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.protuberance - something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundingsprotuberance - something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings; "the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge"; "the hump of a camel"; "he stood on the rocky prominence"; "the occipital protuberance was well developed"; "the bony excrescence between its horns"
frontal eminence - either prominence of the frontal bone above each orbit
occipital protuberance - prominence on the outer surface of the occipital bone
belly - a part that bulges deeply; "the belly of a sail"
caput - a headlike protuberance on an organ or structure; "the caput humeri is the head of the humerus which fits into a cavity in the scapula"
mogul - a bump on a ski slope
nub, nubble - a small lump or protuberance
snag - a sharp protuberance
wart - any small rounded protuberance (as on certain plants or animals)
projection - any solid convex shape that juts out from something
2.protuberance - the condition of being protuberant; the condition of bulging out; "the protuberance of his belly"
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"

protuberance

noun bulge, swelling, lump, bump, tumour, projection, prominence, knob, hump, outgrowth, protrusion, excrescence a protuberance on the upper jawbone

protuberance

noun
1. A part that protrudes or extends outward:
2. An unevenness or elevation on a surface:
Translations
výčnělek

protuberance

[prəˈtjuːbərəns] Nprotuberancia f, saliente m

protuberance

[prəˈtjuːbərəns] nprotubérance f

protuberance

n (= bulge)Beule f; (of stomach)Vorstehen nt; (of eyes)Vortreten nt

protuberance

[prəˈtjuːbrns] nprotuberanza, sporgenza

pro·tu·ber·ance

n. protuberancia, prominencia.

protuberance

n protuberancia
References in classic literature ?
Still rolling in his blood, at last he partially disclosed a strangely discolored bunch or protuberance, the size of a bushel, low down on the flank.
This last addition to my stock caused a considerable protuberance in front, which I abated in a measure by shaking the bits of bread around my waist, and distributing the plugs of tobacco among the folds of the garment.
The shrewd Planchet had acquired a slight protuberance in front, but his countenance was not puffed.
I was saved from being a "respectable hardware and commission merchant, doing a capital bit of business," and I felt grateful to the protuberance which had been the means of my salvation, as well as to the kindhearted female who had originally put these means within my reach.
His tail, you perceive, is held aloft by his two principal concubines, Elline and Argelais; and his whole appearance would be infinitely prepossessing, were it not for the protuberance of his eyes, which will certainly start out of his head, and the queer color of his face, which has become nondescript from the quantity of wine he has swallowed.
In fact, Hop-Frog could only get along by a sort of interjectional gait -- something between a leap and a wriggle -- a movement that afforded illimitable amusement, and of course consolation, to the king, for(notwithstanding the protuberance of his stomach and a constitutional swelling of the head) the king, by his whole court, was accounted a capital figure.
One of the evil genii, who are perpetually upon the watch to inflict ill, has put it into the heads of these accomplished ladies that the thing which we describe as personal beauty consists altogether in the protuberance of the region which lies not very far below the small of the back.
Winterbourne listened to him: he stood staring at the raw protuberance among the April daisies.
He had a long, thin body and the scholar's stoop; his head was large and ugly; he had pale scanty hair and an earthy skin; his thin mouth and thin, long nose, and the great protuberance of his frontal bones, gave him an uncouth look.
We scaled the cliffs as far as we could; but near the top they are absolutely perpendicular without any sufficient cleft or protuberance to give hand or foot-hold.
Already one corner had been forced past the rocky protuberance of the entrance way which had held it in place.
Like tailors' dummies they were headless; and like tailors' dummies they had a handsome unnecessary humpiness in the shoulders, and a pigeon-breasted protuberance of chest; but barring this, they were not much more like a human figure than any automatic machine at a station that is about the human height.