Associations to the word «Bulb»


BULB, noun. Any solid object rounded at one end and tapering on the other, possibly attached to a larger object at the tapered end.
BULB, noun. A light bulb.
BULB, noun. The bulb-shaped root portion of a plant such as a tulip, from which the rest of the plant may be regrown.
BULB, noun. (nautical) a bulbous protuberance at the forefoot of certain vessels to reduce turbulence.
BULB, verb. (intransitive) To take the shape of a bulb; to swell.

Dictionary definition

BULB, noun. A modified bud consisting of a thickened globular underground stem serving as a reproductive structure.
BULB, noun. Electric lamp consisting of a transparent or translucent glass housing containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated by electricity.
BULB, noun. A rounded part of a cylindrical instrument (usually at one end); "the bulb of a syringe".
BULB, noun. Anything with a round shape resembling a teardrop.
BULB, noun. Lower or hindmost part of the brain; continuous with spinal cord; (`bulb' is an old term for medulla oblongata); "the medulla oblongata is the most vital part of the brain because it contains centers controlling breathing and heart functioning".
BULB, noun. A rounded dilation or expansion in a canal or vessel or organ.

Wise words

The chief difference between words and deeds is that words are always intended for men for their approbation, but deeds can be done only for God.
Leo Tolstoy