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bulge (n.)

c. 1200, "a wallet, leather bag," from Old French bouge, boulge "wallet, pouch, leather bag," or directly from Latin bulga "leather sack," from PIE *bhelgh- "to swell," extended form of root *bhel- (2) "to blow, swell." Sense of "a swelling, a rounded protuberance" is first recorded 1620s. Bilge (q.v.) might be a nautical variant. Meaning "bulging part of a military front" is from 1916.

bulge (v.)

"to protrude, swell out," 1670s, from bulge (n.). Related: Bulged; bulging.

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Definitions of bulge
1
bulge (v.)
swell or protrude outwards;
His stomach bulged after the huge meal
Synonyms: pouch / protrude
bulge (v.)
bulge out; form a bulge outward, or be so full as to appear to bulge;
Synonyms: bag
bulge (v.)
bulge outward;
Synonyms: start / protrude / pop / pop out / bulge out / bug out / come out
bulge (v.)
cause to bulge or swell outwards;
Synonyms: bulk
2
bulge (n.)
something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings;
the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge
Synonyms: bump / hump / swelling / gibbosity / gibbousness / jut / prominence / protuberance / protrusion / extrusion / excrescence
From wordnet.princeton.edu