• WordNet 3.6
    • adj bulky of large size for its weight
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Bulky Of great bulk or dimensions; of great size; large; thick; massive; as, bulky volumes. "A bulky digest of the revenue laws."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • bulky Of great bulk or size; large.
    • bulky Unwieldy; clumsy.
    • bulky Synonyms Bulky, Massive, Massy, Ponderous, Burly. Bulky refers to prominence, excess, or unwieldiness of size; it applies properly to material things; if applied to persons, it implies the development of physical size at the expense of higher qualities. Massy is, strictly, poetic for massive. The two denote weight and solidity quite as much as size, while that which is bulky may be hollow and comparatively light: as, a bulky bundle of straw; a massive jaw; “ingots of massy gold.” Ponderous primarily denotes weight and not size, but has come to have a secondary suggestion of unwieldiness. Burly is applicable only to persons, and expresses bigness, solidity, and force, with something of coarseness of manner.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Bulky having bulk: of great size, unwieldy
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. Scand.; Ice. bulki, a heap.


In literature:

The bulky volume of included air made exit impossible.
"Lippincott's Magazine Of Popular Literature And Science, No. 23, February, 1873, Vol. XI. No. 23." by Various
Fish-nets, sledges, and canoes were the most bulky articles I saw there.
"Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life" by Thomas Wallace Knox
Thomas Lincoln was a large, bulky man, six feet tall and weighing about two hundred pounds.
"The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln" by Francis Fisher Browne
Because truly these are by nature bulky, and those very light.
"The Works of Horace" by Horace
The bulky figure was going slowly down the street, and Keith saw him stop a man and show him his bit of paper.
"Gordon Keith" by Thomas Nelson Page
But La Teuse also rose and barred his way with her bulky figure.
"Abbe Mouret's Transgression La Faute De L'abbe Mouret" by Emile Zola
We tracked him like a quarry; and ere long he knew we were behind him, and hasted, sore hindered with his great bulky body, to the shore.
"The Fall Of The Grand Sarrasin" by William J. Ferrar
But the palings were placed at narrow distances, and the fox was too bulky to creep between them.
"Hebraic Literature; Translations from the Talmud, Midrashim and Kabbala" by Various
Here's the bulky daily paper.
"The Children's Six Minutes" by Bruce S. Wright
Guess his carcase is too bulky for any 'plug' to carry.
"The Story of the Foss River Ranch" by Ridgwell Cullum
Look," and he produced from his breast pocket a bulky note- book illusorily inscribed "engagements.
"When William Came" by Saki
And I too bulky to go out and face him, having led an easy life!
"Three Wonder Plays" by Lady I. A. Gregory
They were too bulky to carry around with him.
"Tramping on Life" by Harry Kemp
In the bulky and dropsical canon of Buddhism there is a whole library of despondency and despair.
"The Religions of Japan" by William Elliot Griffis
It is curious too that Douglas, though bulky and fat, seems to me a tired man.
"Children of the Market Place" by Edgar Lee Masters
The man's bulky form was immovable.
"Gascoyne, The Sandal Wood Trader" by R. M. Ballantyne
No mistaking the bulky figure on horseback, alone in the forefront of the throng, trying vainly to make himself heard.
"Far to Seek" by Maud Diver
Hillyard found himself standing inside a big compound, in the midst of which stood some bulky, whitish erection, from which a light gleamed.
"The Summons" by A.E.W. Mason
A mule with its bulky pack is, to a certain extent, helpless on these narrow mountain trails.
"Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Carl Lumholtz
Potatoes form a bulky article of food, and stirabout, unless very carefully made, used to swell after it was consumed.
"The Reminiscences of an Irish Land Agent" by S.M. Hussey

In poetry:

Hard was the fate of Mister S—ls,
Beneath both B—tr—wth and W—ls;
Tom T—yl—r got a woeful squeeze
Beneath the paunch of bulky L—s.
"The Watch And Ward." by Samuel Bamford
The blacksmith sought his tools amain,
And quickly forg'd a marriage chain;
Then link'd together, at one stroke,
The rose-bud and the bulky oak.
"A Tour To Scotland" by William Hutton
FREDERICK he was a simple soul,
He pulled from his pocket a bulky roll,
And gave to PALEY his hard-earned store,
A hundred and seventy pounds or more.
"The Baby's Vengeance" by William Schwenck Gilbert
SIR GUY he was lodged in the Compter,
Her pa, in a rage,
Died (don't know his age),
His daughter, she married the prompter,
Grew bulky and quitted the stage.
"Sir Guy the Crusader" by William Schwenck Gilbert
To mark the day when, through the bulky tome,
Around your name the varying style refines?
And readers call their lost attention home,
Led by that index where true genius shines?
"Elegy II. On Posthumous Reputation - To a Friend" by William Shenstone
The bulky town recedes from view;
I meet with bows, and how-d'ye do.
Miss Rain and I each other chase;
We're often found in close embrace;
Though fair without, and pure within,
"I duna like her tuch ma skin."
"A Day" by William Hutton

In news:

Siebel dominates the CRM market with solid products and excellent service, but its suite may be too bulky for some customers to swallow.
The town's borough council has agreed to abandon plans to refurbish the bulky structure, which is over 100 years old.
NEMA 4-rated InnovairFlex™ watertight duct smoke detectors are built to operate in the most challenging conditions without the need for bulky or costly enclosures.
Gear was bulky, food reheated, extremities numb.
Over 100 Milton residents brought their big trash items on Saturday, Nov 10 for the bulky trash amnesty day co-sponsored by Milton Grows Green and the cities of Milton and Roswell.
The bulky items can't be made from all-sustainable resources, at least not at a reasonable price and at the quality level needed in the hospitality industry.
Kevin Jones is a bulky 6-foot-8, 250-pounder who takes up a lot of room.
Even then, the laptops of those days were bulky and many others in my office used mine as well.
Forget double-straps and bulky silhouettes.
However, having so many different components can get bulky for someone trying to travel light.
Miniature laundry detergent packets arrived on store shelves in recent months as an alternative to bulky bottles and messy spills.
While it seems like a tight fit, the Sonic 's small size fades after a few minutes behind the wheel, even with bulky winter clothing.
The shoulder-mounted, depth-sensing camera/projector is a little bulky, but surely that will eventually be miniaturized into a little sticker for your forehead or something.
And because they're not bulky, they take up less space than regular towels .
Designed to handle bulky and unstable packages.

In science:

In general a comparison of both actions on rank and multidegree is bulky, and it would not help much for understanding, as far as we have no theorems relating small reductions and Fourier-Mukai transforms on genus one curves.
Simple vector bundles on plane degenerations of an elliptic curve
In the present case, the authors erroneously assumed that the bulky labels attached to DNA make a constant contribution to σ2 .
Comments on "Remeasuring the Double Helix"
In reality, these are bulky ob jects that, due to the excluded volume effect, on average protrude from DNA and continue it.
Comments on "Remeasuring the Double Helix"
Dish antennas are large and bulky, requiring a lot of material and mechanical engineering, and to point them in different directions one has to physically rotate or move them, a slow process likely to cause loss of unexpected transient signals.
Angular Momentum of Electromagnetic Radiation. Fundamental physics applied to the radio domain for innovative studies of space and development of new concepts in wireless communications
From hereon in, this bulky notation is assumed rather than repeatedly stated.
Star formation trends in high-redshift galaxy surveys: the elephant or the tail?
On the hardware side, a compact planar lightwave circuit Mach-Zehnder interferometer (PLC-MZI) with internal temperature control is introduced to replace the bulky MZI constructed with discrete fiber compon ents in Ref. [18, 19].
Ultrafast quantum random number generation based on quantum phase fluctuations
To illustrate this on an example, consider a graph that consists of two bulky components connected only by a few edges.
Recent progress on the Random Conductance Model
As suggested by perusing the bulky volumes of the Proceedings of the last International Cosmic-Ray Conference (some 4500 pages altogether!) another probable development is the rise of cosmic-ray based Extra-HighEnergy neutrino physics.
The Neutrino - Its Past, Present and Future
This mimics the bulkiness of the lipid head.
Biological and synthetic membranes: What can be learned from a coarse-grained description?
Furthermore, attachment of these labels to native receptors still usually relies on the availability of antibodies, which are rather bulky ligands, targeted to extracellular domains.
Multiple Routes for Glutamate Receptor Trafficking: Surface Diffusion and Membrane Traffic Cooperate to Bring Receptors to Synapses
Commercially available test equipment is expensive, bulky and some times useless with regard to the concerned test.
Bipolar Transistor Tester / Digital IC Tester for Physics Lab
Also this kind of equipment is bulky and expensive.
Bipolar Transistor Tester / Digital IC Tester for Physics Lab
While optical readout provides superior displacement resolution and resilience to electromagnetic interference, current optical accelerometers either do not allow for chip-scale integration or require bulky test masses [7, 8].
A microchip optomechanical accelerometer
Even if the initial state is pure, the microscopic quantum system will interact with its bulky environment where part of the quantum information will, in most cases, irreversibly leak, thus ending up in a mixed state (a statistical mixture).
Feedback control in quantum optics: an overview of experimental breakthroughs and areas of application
The reduction is possible in the quantum case for arbitrary N , but we would like to postpone the publication of corresponding bulky calculations.
Separation of variables for quantum integrable models related to $ U_q(\hat{sl}_N) $