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 ?
We were floating amid gigantic bodies, bluish on the back and white underneath, covered with enormous protuberances.
So, grasping the rough protuberances of the rock, he tugged and toiled amain, and got himself quite out of breath, without being able to stir the heavy stone.
Under his cheek he felt a hard object with strange protuberances.
As I sat quietly upon the floor of my prison, waiting for the end, my fingers by accident came in contact with the bit of paper in which the things had been wrapped; and as I idly played with it, my mind roaming far back into the past, that I might live again for a few brief moments before I died some of the many happy moments of a long and happy life, I became aware of strange protuberances upon the smooth surface of the parchment-like substance in my hands.
The reds and creams of the background, the lyres and harps and urns and skulls, the protuberances of plaster, the fringes of scarlet plush, the sinking and blazing of innumerable electric lights, could scarcely have been surpassed for decorative effect by any craftsman of the ancient or modern world.
And then about him coiled the great, slimy folds of a hideous monster of that prehistoric deep--a mighty serpent of the sea, with fanged jaws, and darting forked tongue, with bulging eyes, and bony protuberances upon head and snout that formed short, stout horns.
Yet, I would not wish to attribute all such sexual differences to this agency: for we see peculiarities arising and becoming attached to the male sex in our domestic animals (as the wattle in male carriers, horn-like protuberances in the cocks of certain fowls, &c.
The light fell in coppery gleams on the protuberances of a high, rugged forehead.
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.