- 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.
bulge definition by Webster's New World
- 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: Middle English ; from Old French bouge: see budge
bulge definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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.
- An advantage.
- To curve outward.
- To swell up.
- To stick out; protrude.
- To be filled or overfilled: pockets bulging with coins.
Origin: Middle English, pouch, from Old French bulge, bouge, from Latin bulga, bag, of Celtic origin; see bhelgh- in Indo-European roots.
- bulgˈi·ness noun
- bulgˈy adjective
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.