English [ edit ]
A tent with a
in the side.
Etymology [ edit ]
from Middle English Old Northern French boulge ( “ leather bag ” ), from Late Latin bulga ( “ leather sack ” ), from Gaulish , *bulga , from *bulgos Proto-Celtic *bolgos ( “ sack, bag, stomach ” ). Cognate with bilge, belly, bellows, budget, French , German bouge , etc. See also Balg , budge . budget
bulge ( plural ) bulges
Something sticking out from a surface; a swelling, protuberant part; a bending outward, especially when caused by pressure.
a bulge in a wall
a bulge in my pocket where I kept my wallet The
bilge or protuberant part of a cask.
( nautical ) The bilge of a vessel.
( colloquial ) The outline of male genitals visible through clothing.
2010, Micky Livingston, Seventeen Inches, : ISBN 1427650551
Max looked down and sure as crap, his bulge was huge, and he started to stammer and stutter and without hesitation said, Holy crap Sandy, look at what you do to me.
2012, D.H.Clark/I.B.Long, A Grasp for Life: The continuing story of Howard Walker, , page 75: ISBN 1475954921
As his bulge begins to swell once again, her hand strokes the length of it through his pants.
2017, Dee Dawning, Extramarital, : ISBN 1370999259
He walked right up to me, the knife poking him in the abdomen, just above his bulge.
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Translations [ edit ]
Something sticking out
gufim m Bulgarian:
издатина (bg) f ( izdatina ), изпъкналост (bg) f ( izpǎknalost ) Chinese:
鼓包 ( gǔbāo ), 隆起 (zh) ( lóngqǐ ) Czech:
boule (cs) , f výčnělek , m výstupek m Dutch:
bult (nl) m Finnish:
kohouma , (fi) pullistuma (fi) French:
bombement (fr) , m bosse (fr) , f protubérance (fr) f German:
Ausbuchtung (de) , f Beule (de) , f Delle (de) , f Wölbung f Hungarian:
dudor , (hu) kitüremkedés
sporgenza (it) , f protuberanza (it) , f rigonfiamento (it) m Japanese:
出っ張り ( でっぱり, deppari ) Korean:
부루퉁이 (ko) ( burutung-i ), 뾰루지 ( ppyoruji ), 혹 (ko) ( hok ) Latin:
protuberantia f Portuguese:
protuberância , (pt) saliência , (pt) bojo (pt) m Russian:
вы́ступ (ru) m ( výstup ), вы́пуклость (ru) f ( výpuklostʹ ) Spanish:
bulto (es) , m abultamiento (es) , m protuberancia (es) f Swedish:
bula (sv) , c knöl (sv) , c utbuktning c Westrobothnian:
knyl , m qwejs , f bøgel f
See also [ edit ]
bulge ( third-person singular simple present , bulges present participle , bulging simple past and past participle ) bulged
( intransitive ) To stick out from (a surface).
The submarine bulged because of the enormous air pressure inside.
He stood six feet tall, with muscular arms bulging out of his black T-shirt.
1922, Virginia Woolf, chapter 1, in : Jacob's Room
The wind actually stirred the cloth on the chest of drawers, and let in a little light, so that the sharp edge of the chest of drawers was visible, running straight up, until a white shape bulged out; and a silver streak showed in the looking-glass.
( intransitive ) To bilge, as a ship; to founder.
And scattered navies
bulge on distant shores.
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