(noun, verb)


1. something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings

- the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge

Similar word(s): bump, excrescence, extrusion, gibbosity, gibbousness, hump, jut, prominence, protrusion, protuberance, swelling

Definition categories: shape, projection

Sentences with bulge as a noun:

- a bulge in a wall

- a bulge in my pocket where I kept my wallet


1. swell or protrude outwards

- His stomach bulged after the huge meal

Similar word(s): pouch, protrude

Definition categories: change, deform

2. bulge out; form a bulge outward, or be so full as to appear to bulge

Similar word(s): bag

Definition categories: stative, jut, project, protrude

3. bulge outward

Similar word(s): pop, protrude, start

Definition categories: motion, deform

4. cause to bulge or swell outwards

Similar word(s): bulk

Definition categories: change, swell

Sentences with bulge as a verb:

- The submarine bulged because of the enormous air pressure inside.