The definition of a bulge is a swelling or protrusion in an otherwise flat surface.(noun)
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.(verb)
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.
See bulge in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OFr bouge: see budge
See bulge in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English, pouch
Origin: , from Old French bulge, bouge
Origin: , from Latin bulga, bag
Origin: , of Celtic origin; see bhelgh- in Indo-European roots.
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