bulk

Don’t be intimidated by the bulk of the dictionary on your desk. If you look in it, you’ll see that bulk is a small word used to talk about large things.

Bulk has a variety of meanings that all involve something large, like the bulk of a ship in the harbor, or the excess bulk of your overweight cat. Bulk can also mean “majority,” as when the bulk of your diet is tater tots and guacamole. You can expect to put on a lot of bulk if you eat like that.

Definitions of bulk
  1. noun
    the property possessed by a large mass
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    type of:
    mass
    the property of a body that causes it to have weight in a gravitational field
  2. noun
    the property of something that is great in magnitude
    “it is cheaper to buy it in bulk
    synonyms: mass, volume
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    types:
    dollar volume, turnover
    the volume measured in dollars
    type of:
    magnitude
    the property of relative size or extent (whether large or small)
  3. noun
    the property resulting from being or relating to the greater in number of two parts; the main part
    “the bulk of the work is finished”
    synonyms: majority
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    Antonyms:
    minority
    being or relating to the smaller in number of two parts
    type of:
    figure, number
    the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals
  4. verb
    stick out or up
    “The parcel bulked in the sack”
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    type of:
    bulge, pouch, protrude
    swell or protrude outwards
  5. verb
    cause to bulge or swell outwards
    synonyms: bulge
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    type of:
    swell
    cause to become swollen
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