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.
A big bump sticking out of a flat surface is an example of a bulge.
The submarine bulged because of the enormous air pressure inside.
He stood six feet tall, with muscular arms bulging out of his black T-shirt.
A wall bulging after a flood; muscles bulging under a shirt.
The baby boom created a bulge in school enrollment.
A bulge in a wall.
A bulge in my pocket where I kept my wallet.
Origin of bulge
- Middle English pouch from Old French bulge, bouge from Latin bulga bag of Celtic origin bhelgh- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition