A tent with a bulge in the side
From Old Northern French boulge (“leather bag”), from Late Latin bulga (“leather sack”), of Gaulish origin. Cognates includes bilge, belly, bellows, budget, French bouge, German Balg, etc.
bulge (plural bulges)
- Something sticking out from a surface.
Something sticking out
- Albanian: gufim (sq) m
- Bulgarian: издатина (bg) (izdatina) f, изпъкналост (bg) (izpǎknalost) f
- Czech: boule (cs) f, výčnělek (cs) m, výstupek (cs) m
- Dutch: bult (nl) m
- Finnish: pullistuma, kohouma
- French: protubérance (fr) f, bosse (fr) f, bombement (fr) m
- German: Ausbuchtung, Beule, Delle, Wölbung
- Hungarian: dudor (hu), kitüremkedés (hu)
- Italian: sporgenza (it) f, protuberanza (it) f, rigonfiamento (it) m
- Japanese: 出っ張り (ja) (でっぱり, deppari)
- Korean: 부루퉁이 (burutungI), 뾰루지 (ppyoruji), 혹 (hog, hok)
- Latin: protuberantia (la) f
- Portuguese: protuberância (pt), saliência (pt)
- Russian: выступ (ru) (vystup) m, выпуклость (ru) (vypuklostʹ) f
- Spanish: bulto m, abultamiento m, protuberancia (es) f
- Swedish: bula (sv) c, knöl (sv) c, utbuktning (sv) c
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, Jacob's Room Chapter 1
- 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.