Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

bulge

 - definition
Close

What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

Close

Thesaurus

The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary entries. Click on the T button in an entry to review the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

more
noun [countable] British English pronunciation: bulge /bʌldʒ/ 
Word Forms
Close
singularbulge
pluralbulges

Related dictionary definitions

  1. 1
    a shape that curves outwards on the surface of something, often made by something under it or inside it

    She was only three months pregnant but already had a slight bulge.

  2. 2
    an increase in something, especially a temporary one or one that is not too serious

    More convictions are leading to a bulge in the prison population.

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog