mass, or volume, especially when very large.
A distinct mass
or portion of matter, especially a large one: the dark bulk of buildings
against the sky.
The body of a human, especially when large or muscular.
The major portion or greater part: “The great bulk of necessary
work can never be anything but painful” (Bertrand Russell).
Thickness of paper or cardboard in relation to weight.
A ship's cargo.
v. bulked, bulk·ing,
To be or appear to be massive in terms of size, volume, or importance;
loom: Safety considerations bulked large during development of the
To grow or increase in size or importance.
To cohere or form a mass: Certain paper bulks well.
To cause to swell or expand.
To cause to cohere or form a mass.
Being large in mass, quantity, or volume: a bulk buy; a bulk mailing.
To gain weight by gaining muscle: dietary supplements that helped
the weightlifters bulk up.
In large numbers, amounts, or volume.