Meaning of BULK in English
/ bʌlk; NAmE / noun , verb
[ sing. ] the ~ (of sth) the main part of sth; most of sth :
The bulk of the population lives in cities.
[ U ] the (large) size or quantity of sth :
Despite its bulk and weight, the car is extremely fast.
a bulk order (= one for a large number of similar items)
bulk buying (= buying in large amounts, often at a reduced price)
It's cheaper to buy in bulk .
[ sing. ] the weight or shape of sb/sth large :
She heaved her bulk out of the chair.
[ v ]
- bulk large
- bulk sth out / up
Middle English : the senses cargo as a whole and heap, large quantity (the earliest recorded) are probably from Old Norse búlki cargo; other senses arose perhaps by alteration of obsolete bouk belly, body .
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005