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Bulb meaning

bulb - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. A spheroidal body growing from a plant either above or below the ground ( usually below), which is strictly a bud, consisting of a cluster of partially developed leaves, and producing, as it grows, a stem above, and roots below, as in the onion, tulip, etc. It differs from a corm in not being solid.
  2. 2. A name given to some parts that resemble in shape certain bulbous roots; as, the bulb of the aorta.
  3. 3. An expansion or protuberance on a stem or tube, as the bulb of a thermometer, which may be of any form, as spherical, cylindrical, curved, etc.
  4. 4. To take the shape of a bulb; to swell.
  5. 5. A ball- shaped root; a ball- shaped expansion.

bulb - examples of usage

  1. They found themselves in a black corridor at the end of which a red bulb burned dimly.
  2. By day, the only light was through the grating to the corridor; by night, a feeble electric bulb was extinguished at half past nine.
  3. The hallway in which he stood was lighted only by a tiny electric bulb in the ceiling, and its glow was so faint that the surrounding objects were scarcely distinguishable.
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