- The definition of a bulge is a swelling or protrusion in an otherwise flat surface.
A big bump sticking out of a flat surface is an example of a bulge.
- To bulge is defined as to swell, protrude or stick out more than normal.
When you eat a really giant meal and your stomach starts to stick out more than normal, this is an example of a time when your stomach bulges.
- an outward swelling; protuberance
- a projecting part, as a military salient
- Informal a sudden increase in size, value, etc.
- Informal advantage or margin of advantage
Origin of bulgeMiddle English from Old French bouge: see budge
transitive verbbulged, bulg′ing
- A protruding part; an outward curve or swelling.
- Nautical A bilge.
- A sudden, usually temporary increase in number or quantity: The baby boom created a bulge in school enrollment.
verbbulged, bulg·ing, bulg·es
Origin of bulgeMiddle English pouch from Old French bulge, bouge from Latin bulga bag of Celtic origin ; see bhelgh- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present bulges, present participle bulging, simple past and past participle bulged)
bulge - Investment & Finance Definition
Typically, a quick run-up in the price of a futures contract, although the term can be used to refer to stocks, the entire stock market, or another investment.