Bulb vs Lightbulb - What's the difference?

bulb | lightbulb |


As nouns the difference between bulb and lightbulb

is that bulb is any solid object rounded at one end and tapering on the other, possibly attached to a larger object at the tapered end while lightbulb is .

As a verb bulb

is to take the shape of a bulb; to swell.

bulb

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • Any solid object rounded at one end and tapering on the other, possibly attached to a larger object at the tapered end.
  • the bulb of the aorta
  • A light bulb.
  • The bulb-shaped root portion of a plant such as a tulip, from which the rest of the plant may be regrown.
  • * 2005 , (Plato), Sophist . Translation by Lesley Brown. .
  • the plants which grow in the earth from seed or bulbs .
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  • (nautical) a bulbous protuberance at the forefoot of certain vessels to reduce turbulence.
  • Derived terms

    * lampbulb * light bulb * flash bulb * tulip bulb

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To take the shape of a bulb; to swell.
  • Anagrams

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    lightbulb

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    Noun