Associations to the word «Bulk»


BULK, noun. Size, mass or volume.
BULK, noun. The major part of something.
BULK, noun. The result of water retained by fibre.
BULK, noun. (uncountable) (transport) Unpackaged goods when transported in large volumes, e.g. coal, ore or grain.
BULK, noun. (countable) a cargo or any items moved or communicated in the manner of cargo.
BULK, noun. (bodybuilding) Excess body mass, especially muscle.
BULK, noun. (brane cosmology) A hypothetical higher-dimensional space within which our own four-dimensional universe may exist.
BULK, noun. (obsolete) The body.
BULK, adjective. Being large in size, mass or volume (of goods, etc.)
BULK, verb. To appear or seem to be, as to bulk or extent.
BULK, verb. To grow in size; to swell or expand.
BULK BILL, verb. Used other than as an idiom: see bulk,‎ bill.
BULK BILL, verb. (Australia) (idiomatic) To invoice the government or insurer, and not the patient, for medical expenses incurred at a general practitioner or other medical service provider.
BULK BILLING, noun. (Australia) (idiomatic) The process whereby a general practitioner or other medical service provider charges the government for medical expenses incurred by a patient.
BULK BILLING, verb. Present participle of bulk bill
BULK CARGO, noun. Any cargo, either liquid or dry, that is shipped in volume without being packed into containers
BULK CARGOS, noun. Plural of bulk cargo
BULK CARRIER, noun. (nautical) Any ocean-going cargo vessel designed to carry bulk cargo in its holds
BULK CARRIERS, noun. Plural of bulk carrier
BULK DENSITY, noun. The mass of a particulate material (including voids) in a unit volume
BULK LIQUID, noun. Liquids that undergo commercial transportation in large volumes, usually not including petroleum products. Vegetable oils and fish oils are common bulk liquids.
BULK LIQUIDS, noun. Plural of bulk liquid
BULK OUT, verb. (intransitive) To become thicker, fatter or more bulky.
BULK OUT, verb. (transitive) To cause to be thicker, fatter or more bulky.
BULK OUT, verb. (intransitive) To become more substantial
BULK OUT, verb. (transitive) To cause to be more substantial; to add substance to.
BULK TECHNOLOGY, noun. Technology that is based upon the manipulation of atoms and molecules in bulk - as distinct from that involving individual atoms or molecules in nanotechnology etc.
BULK UP, verb. To gain weight.
BULK UP, verb. (bodybuilding) To train the body with a high-calorie diet and intense weightlifting in order to increase the overall mass of the body, especially the muscles.
BULK VISCOSITY, noun. (uncountable) resistance to expansion and contraction by a fluid
BULK VISCOSITY, noun. (countable) the measure of such

Dictionary definition

BULK, noun. 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".
BULK, noun. 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".
BULK, noun. The property possessed by a large mass.
BULK, verb. Stick out or up; "The parcel bulked in the sack".
BULK, verb. Cause to bulge or swell outwards.

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