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Definition of "bulk" []

  • Size, mass, or volume, especially when very large. (noun)
  • A distinct mass or portion of matter, especially a large one: the dark bulk of buildings against the sky. (noun)
  • The body of a human, especially when large or muscular. (noun)
  • The major portion or greater part: "The great bulk of necessary work can never be anything but painful” ( Bertrand Russell). (noun)
  • See fiber. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bulk" in a sentence
  • "According to Brix, the weight per English cord and relative heating effect of several air-dry peats -- the heating power of an equal bulk of oak wood being taken at 100 as a standard -- are as follows, _bulk for bulk_: [13] _Weight per _Heating cord. _ effect."
  • "SYNOPSIS use Geo:: Coder:: Bing:: Bulk; my $bulk = Geo:: Coder:: Bing:: Bulk-new (key = 'Your Bing Maps key'); my $id = $bulk-upload (\@locations); sleep 30 while $bulk-is_pending; my $data = $bulk-download; my $failed = $bulk-failed;"
  • "I have given up trying to buy locally, as a result of this poisoned pricing model and have gone instead to buying in bulk from the left coast."