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(1)   The property possessed by a large mass
(2)   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"
(3)   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"


(4)   Cause to bulge or swell outwards
(5)   Stick out or up
"The parcel bulked in the sack"


  1. Size, mass or volume.
  2. The major part of something.
  3. The result of water retained by fibre.
  4. Unpackaged goods when transported in large volumes, e.g. coal, ore or grain.
  5. a cargo or any items moved or communicated in the manner of cargo.
  6. Excess body mass, especially muscle.
  7. A hypothetical higher-dimensional space within which our own four-dimensional universe may exist.


  1. to be, or appear to be, massive
  2. to grow in size; to swell or expand