bulk

bulk1 [bʌlk] n
[Date: 1400-1500; : Old Norse; Origin: bulki 'goods carried on a ship']
1.) the bulk (of sth)
the main or largest part of something
The bulk of consumers are based in towns.
2.) [C usually singular]
a big mass or shape of something
the great bulk of a building
3.) [U]
the size of something or someone
The dough will rise until it is double in bulk.
4.) in bulk
if you buy goods in bulk, you buy large amounts each time you buy them
bulk 2
bulk2 adj
1.) bulk buying/orders etc
the buying etc of goods in large quantities at one time
2.) [only before noun]
bulk goods are sold or moved in large quantities
bulk flour for commercial bakeries
3.) bulk mail
if you send something bulk mail, you send large amounts of it for a smaller cost than normal
bulk 3
bulk3 v bulk large
to be the main or most important part of something
bulk out [bulk sth<=>out] phr v
to make something bigger or thicker by adding something else
We can bulk out the report with lots of diagrams.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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