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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bulge  \Bulge\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bulged};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Bulging}.] 
  1.  To  swell  or  jut  out  to  bend  outward,  as  a  wall  when  it 
  yields  to  pressure;  to  be  protuberant;  as  the  wall 
  bulges. 
 
  2.  To  bilge,  as  a  ship;  to  founder. 
 
  And  scattered  navies  bulge  on  distant  shores. 
  --Broome. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bulge  \Bulge\,  n.  [OE.  bulge  a  swelling;  cf  AS  belgan  to 
  swell,  OSw.  bulgja  Icel.  b[=o]lginn  swollen,  OHG.  belgan  to 
  swell,  G.  bulge  leathern  sack,  Skr.  b?h  to  be  large  strong; 
  the  root  meaning  to  swell.  Cf  {Bilge},  {Belly},  {Billow}, 
  {Bouge},  n.] 
  1.  The  bilge  or  protuberant  part  of  a  cask. 
 
  2.  A  swelling,  protuberant  part  a  bending  outward,  esp.  when 
  caused  by  pressure;  as  a  bulge  in  a  wall. 
 
  3.  (Naut.)  The  bilge  of  a  vessel.  See  {Bilge},  2. 
 
  {Bulge  ways}.  (Naut.)  See  {Bilge  ways}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bulge 
  n  :  something  that  protrudes  [syn:  {bump},  {hump},  {gibbosity}, 
  {gibbousness},  {jut},  {prominence},  {protuberance},  {protrusion}, 
  {extrusion},  {excrescence}] 
  v  1:  swell  or  protrude  outwards;  "His  eyes  bulged  with  surprise" 
  [syn:  {pouch},  {protrude}] 
  2:  bulge  out  form  a  bulge  outward  [syn:  {bag}] 
  3:  bulge  outward;  "His  eyes  popped"  [syn:  {protrude},  {pop},  {pop 
  out},  {bulge  out},  {bug  out},  {come  out}] 
  4:  cause  to  bulge  or  swell  outwards  [syn:  {bulk}] 




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