What is bulk?

  • (verb): Stick out or up.
    Example: "The parcel bulked in the sack"
    See also — Additional definitions below


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Bulk-forming Agent
... A bulk-forming agent is a substance, such as fiber in food, that adds bulk and water to stools so that they can pass more easily through the intestines (lower part of the digestive tract) ... Bulk-producing agents cause the stool to be bulkier and to retain more water, as well as forming an emollient gel, making it easier for peristaltic action to move it along ... Bulk-producing agents have the gentlest of effects among laxatives and can be taken just for maintaining regular bowel movements ...
Bulk - Fiction
... Bulk and Skull, a pair of characters in the Power Rangers universe. ...
Molecular Scale Electronics - Fundamental Concepts
... electronics have traditionally been made from bulk materials ... With the bulk approach having inherent limitations in addition to becoming increasingly demanding and expensive, the idea was born that the ... In single molecule electronics, the bulk material is replaced by single molecules ...
Bulk-handling Crane
... A bulk-handling crane is one that, instead of a simple hook that can handle a range of slung loads, has an integral grab for lifting bulk cargoes such as coal ... Stothert Pitt of Bath, Somerset produced the first specialised bulk-handling crane ...
Camillo Eitzen & Co - Operations - Bulk
... CECO has sold its entire stake (74.33%) in Eitzen Bulk Shipping A/S (“Eitzen Bulk Shipping”) to Navieras Ultragas Ltda ... CECO do not own any shares in Eitzen Bulk Shipping ...

More definitions of "bulk":

  • (verb): Cause to bulge or swell outwards.
    Synonyms: bulge
  • (noun): The property possessed by a large mass.
  • (noun): The property of something that is great in magnitude.
    Example: "It is cheaper to buy it in bulk"
    Synonyms: mass, volume
  • (noun): The property resulting from being or relating to the greater in number of two parts; the main part.
    Example: "The bulk of the work is finished"
    Synonyms: majority

Famous quotes containing the word bulk:

    The bulk of mankind believe in two gods. They are under one dominion here in the house, as friend and parent, in social circles, in letters, in art, in love, in religion; but in mechanics, in dealing with steam and climate, in trade, in politics, they think they come under another.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    When I wrote the following pages, or rather the bulk of them, I lived alone, in the woods, a mile from any neighbor, in a house which I had built myself, on the shore of Walden Pond, in Concord, Massachusetts, and earned my living by the labor of my hands only. I lived there two years and two months. At present I am a sojourner in civilized life again.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    ... my aim is now, as it has been for the past ten years, to make myself a true woman, one worthy of the name, and one who will unshrinkingly follow the path which God marks out, one whose aim is to do all of the good she can in the world and not be one of the delicate little dolls or the silly fools who make up the bulk of American women, slaves to society and fashion.
    Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards (1842–1911)