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Bulk - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Bulk' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Bulk [ n.]
- Magnitude of material substance; dimensions; mass; size; as, an ox or ship of great bulk.
- The main mass or body; the largest or principal portion; the majority; as, the bulk of a debt.
- The cargo of a vessel when stowed.
- The body.
2 . Bulk [ v.]
- A projecting part of a building.
3 . Bulk [ v. i.]
- To appear or seem to be, as to bulk or extent; to swell.

Meaning of 'Bulk' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . bulk [ n]
Meaning (1):
- the property of something that is great in magnitude
Example in sentence:
  • he received a mass of correspondence;
  • it is cheaper to buy it in bulk;
  • the volume of exports
Meaning (2):
- the property resulting from being or relating to the greater in number of two parts; the main part
Example in sentence:
  • the bulk of the work is finished;
  • the majority of his customers prefer it
3 . bulk [ v]
Meaning (3):
- stick out or up
Example in sentence:
  • The parcel bulked in the sack