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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bulk  \Bulk\  (b[u^]lk),  n.  [OE.  bulke,  bolke,  heap;  cf  Dan.  bulk 
  lump,  clod,  OSw.  bolk  crowd,  mass,  Icel.  b?lkast  to  be  bulky. 
  Cf  {Boll},  n.,  {Bile}  a  boil,  {Bulge},  n.] 
  1.  Magnitude  of  material  substance;  dimensions;  mass;  size; 
  as  an  ox  or  ship  of  great  bulk. 
 
  Against  these  forces  there  were  prepared  near  one 
  hundred  ships;  not  so  great  of  bulk  indeed,  but  of  a 
  more  nimble  motion,  and  more  serviceable.  --Bacon. 
 
  2.  The  main  mass  or  body;  the  largest  or  principal  portion; 
  the  majority;  as  the  bulk  of  a  debt. 
 
  The  bulk  of  the  people  must  labor,  Burke  told  them 
  ``to  obtain  what  by  labor  can  be  obtained.''  --J. 
  Morley. 
 
  3.  (Naut.)  The  cargo  of  a  vessel  when  stowed. 
 
  4.  The  body.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  My  liver  leaped  within  my  bulk.  --Turbervile. 
 
  {Barrel  bulk}.  See  under  {Barrel}. 
 
  {To  break  bulk}  (Naut.),  to  begin  to  unload  or  more  the 
  cargo. 
 
  {In  bulk},  in  a  mass;  loose;  not  inclosed  in  separate 
  packages  or  divided  into  separate  parts  in  such  shape 
  that  any  desired  quantity  may  be  taken  or  sold. 
 
  {Laden  in  bulk},  {Stowed  in  bulk},  having  the  cargo  loose  in 
  the  hold  or  not  inclosed  in  boxes,  bales,  or  casks. 
 
  {Sale  by  bulk},  a  sale  of  goods  as  they  are  without  weight 
  or  measure. 
 
  Syn:  Size;  magnitude;  dimension;  volume;  bigness;  largeness; 
  massiveness. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bulk  \Bulk\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bulked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Bulking}.] 
  To  appear  or  seem  to  be  as  to  bulk  or  extent;  to  swell. 
 
  The  fame  of  Warburton  possibly  bulked  larger  for  the 
  moment.  --Leslie 
  Stephen. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bulk  \Bulk\,  n.  [Icel.  b[=a]lkr  a  beam,  partition.  Cf  {Balk}, 
  n.  &  v.] 
  A  projecting  part  of  a  building.  [Obs.] 
 
  Here  stand  behind  this  bulk.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bulk 
  adj  :  large  in  quantity  or  volume;  "a  bulk  buy";  "bulk  mailing" 
  [syn:  {bulk(a)}] 
  n  1:  the  property  resulting  from  being  or  relating  to  the  greater 
  in  number  of  two  parts  the  main  part  "the  majority  of 
  his  customers  prefer  it";  "the  bulk  of  the  work  is 
  finished"  [syn:  {majority}]  [ant:  {minority}] 
  2:  the  property  of  something  that  is  great  in  magnitude;  "it  is 
  cheaper  to  buy  it  in  bulk";  "he  received  a  mass  of 
  correspondence";  "the  volume  of  exports"  [syn:  {mass},  {volume}] 
  3:  the  property  possessed  by  a  large  mass 
  v  1:  stick  out  or  up  "The  parcel  bulked  in  the  sack" 
  2:  cause  to  bulge  or  swell  outwards  [syn:  {bulge}] 




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