Bulk vs Collier - What's the difference?

bulk | collier |


As nouns the difference between bulk and collier

is that bulk is size, mass or volume while collier is a person in the business or occupation of producing (digging or mining coal or making charcoal) or in its transporting or commerce.

As a adjective bulk

is being large in size, mass or volume.

As a verb bulk

is to appear or seem to be, as to bulk or extent.

bulk

English

(wikipedia bulk)

Noun

  • Size, mass or volume.
  • * 1729 .
  • The Quantity of Matter is the mea?ure of the ?ame, arising from its den?ity and bulk conjunctly.
  • *
  • The cliff-dwellers had chipped and chipped away at this boulder till it rested its tremendous bulk upon a mere pin-point of its surface.
  • The major part of something.
  • * , chapter=12
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=There were many wooden chairs for the bulk of his visitors, and two wicker armchairs with red cloth cushions for superior people. From the packing-cases had emerged some Indian clubs, […], and all these articles […] made a scattered and untidy decoration that Mrs. Clough assiduously dusted and greatly cherished.}}
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011, date=December 15, author=Felicity Cloake, work=Guardian
  • , title= How to cook the perfect nut roast , passage=I'm convinced that the nut's very nutritiousness is to blame for the dish's poor reputation. They're so dense that a loaf made primarily from nuts would be more suitable for slicing into energy bars and selling to mountaineering supply shops - hence the main bulk of a nut roast is generally some form of carbohydrate, intended to lighten the load. }}
  • The result of water retained by fibre.
  • (uncountable, transport) Unpackaged goods when transported in large volumes, e.g. coal, ore or grain.
  • (countable) a cargo or any items moved or communicated in the manner of cargo.
  • (bodybuilding) Excess body mass, especially muscle.
  • (brane cosmology) A hypothetical higher-dimensional space within which our own four-dimensional universe may exist.
  • (obsolete) The body.
  • * Shakespeare
  • My liver leaped within my bulk .
    (George Turberville)

    Adjective

    (-)
  • being large in size, mass or volume (of goods, etc.)
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To appear or seem to be, as to bulk or extent.
  • * Leslie Stephen
  • The fame of Warburton possibly bulked larger for the moment.
  • To grow in size; to swell or expand.
  • collier

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person in the business or occupation of producing (digging or mining coal or making charcoal) or in its transporting or commerce.
  • * 1957 , H.R. Schubert, History of the British Iron and Steel Industry , p. 224.
  • For this reason, the collier took constant care to keep the covering of earth in good order.
  • (nautical) A vessel carrying a bulk cargo of coal
  • A nickname used by the traveller community, referring to a non-traveller
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