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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.]
Translations
بِمَقادير كَبيرَه
ve velkém
i store partier
egy tételben
í miklu magni; í heildsölu
büyük miktarlarda

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.
References in classic literature ?
Shakespeare, with the English Man of War, lesser in bulk but lighter in sailing, could turn with all tides, tack about, and take advantage of all winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention.
Notably, as student living communities have increasingly included the requisite CPE in bulk services, upgrades have increased significantly.
The newsletters are normally distributed to offices in bulk quantities of between four and 100 copies.