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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 ?
In the course of the night, the wreck came drifting to the strand, with the surf thundering around her, and shortly afterwards bilged.