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1. bulb

noun. ['ˈbʌlb'] a modified bud consisting of a thickened globular underground stem serving as a reproductive structure.

Synonyms

  • shallot
  • squill
  • bulblet
  • onion
  • stem
  • bulbil

Antonyms

  • wholly
  • natural object

Etymology

  • bulbe (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • bulbus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Bulb

  • dekalb
  • elbe
  • falb
  • flashbulb
  • gelb
  • gilb
  • hilb
  • kalb
  • kielb
  • kolb
  • kolbe
  • lightbulb
  • schwalb
  • schwalbe
  • selbe

Example sentences of the word bulb


1. Noun, singular or mass
Take the LED flashlight into a hardware store if you need a new bulb.

Quotes containing the word bulb


1. Once the subject matter of rock n' roll changed from cars and pop love songs to songs about really true love and the blues and death and mortality, this light bulb went off in my head and I went, 'Oh, that's what they're doing. That's kind of - that's art.'
- David Chase

2. I used to think that once you really knew a thing, its truth would shine on forever. Now it's pretty obvious to me that more often than not the batteries fade, and sometimes what you knew even goes out with a bang when you try and call on it, just like a light bulb cracking off when you throw the switch.
- Lucy Grealy

3. You think maybe if you just work harder and faster, you can hold off the chaos, but then one day you’re changing a patio light bulb with a five-year life span and you realize how you’ll only be changing this light maybe ten more times before you’ll be dead.
- Chuck Palahniuk

2. bulb-shaped

adjective. shaped like a bulb.

Synonyms

  • bulbous
  • round
  • bulblike

Antonyms

  • angular
  • noncyclic
  • intrusive
  • praise

3. bulb

noun. ['ˈbʌlb'] electric lamp consisting of a transparent or translucent glass housing containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated by electricity.

Synonyms

  • filament
  • light bulb
  • incandescent lamp
  • electric light
  • electric lamp
  • electric-light bulb

Antonyms

  • good luck
  • success
  • outside
  • inside

Etymology

  • bulbe (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • bulbus (Latin)

4. bulb

noun. ['ˈbʌlb'] a rounded part of a cylindrical instrument (usually at one end).

Synonyms

  • mercury-in-glass thermometer
  • part
  • syringe
  • mercury thermometer

Antonyms

  • rear
  • cortex
  • good fortune
  • bad luck

Etymology

  • bulbe (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • bulbus (Latin)

5. bulb

noun. ['ˈbʌlb'] a rounded dilation or expansion in a canal or vessel or organ.

Synonyms

  • structure
  • complex body part
  • body structure
  • bodily structure

Antonyms

  • end
  • misconception
  • beginning
  • join

Etymology

  • bulbe (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • bulbus (Latin)

6. bulb

noun. ['ˈbʌlb'] lower or hindmost part of the brain; continuous with spinal cord; (`bulb' is an old term for medulla oblongata).

Synonyms

  • respiratory center
  • neural structure
  • brainstem
  • brain stem
  • medulla
  • medulla oblongata

Antonyms

  • attach
  • stay
  • unify
  • arrive

Etymology

  • bulbe (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • bulbus (Latin)

7. bulb

noun. ['ˈbʌlb'] anything with a round shape resembling a teardrop.

Etymology

  • bulbe (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • bulbus (Latin)
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