magnitude in three dimensions:
a ship of great bulk.
the greater part; main mass or body:
The bulk of the debt was paid.
goods or cargo not in packages or boxes, usually transported in large volume, as grain, coal, or petroleum.
fiber (def 9).
(of paper, cardboard, yarn, etc.) thickness, especially in relation to weight.
the body of a living creature.
being or traded in bulk:
to increase in size; expand; swell.
to be of or give the appearance of great weight, size, or importance:
The problem bulks large in his mind.
(of paper, cardboard, yarn, etc.) to be of or to acquire a specific thickness, especially in relation to weight.
to gather, form, or mix into a cohesive or uniform mass.
to cause to swell, grow, or increase in weight or thickness.
to gather, bring together, or mix.
bulk up, to increase the bulk of, especially by increasing the thickness of:
Adding four chapters will bulk up the book.
Fresh orange juice is shipped from Florida in bulk.
in large quantities:
Those who buy in bulk receive a discount.
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the expansion of excavated material to a volume greater than that of the excavation from which it came
an increase in the volume of dry sand when its moisture content is increased
volume, size, or magnitude, esp when great
the main part: the bulk of the work is repetitious
a large body, esp of a person: he eased his bulk out of the chair
the part of food which passes unabsorbed through the digestive system: he eased his bulk out of the chair
unpackaged cargo or goods
a ship’s cargo or hold
the thickness of a number of sheets of paper or cardboard
the thickness of a book excluding its covers
(pl) copies of newspapers sold in bulk at a discounted price to hotels, airlines, etc which issue them free to their customers
in large quantities
(of a cargo, etc) unpackaged
to cohere or cause to cohere in a mass
to place, hold, or transport (several cargoes of goods) in bulk
bulk large, to be or seem important or prominent: the problem bulked large in his mind
see: in bulk
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