the bulk of sth

the bulk of sth
the bulk of sth
the main or largest part of something: »

Advertising provides the bulk of the company’s revenue.


The bulk of our employees are recruited from overseas.

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  • bulk — [bʌlk] noun 1. the bulk of something the main or largest part of something: • The change in the tax system will affect the bulk of the population. • The bulk of the meetings would be held in Washington. 2. COMMERCE if you buy, sell, or make… …   Financial and business terms

  • bulk — bulk1 [bʌlk] n [Date: 1400 1500; : Old Norse; Origin: bulki goods carried on a ship ] 1.) the bulk (of sth) the main or largest part of something ▪ The bulk of consumers are based in towns. 2.) [C usually singular] a big mass or shape of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bulk — 1 noun 1 the bulk (of sth) the main or largest part of something: the bulk of the workforce 2 (countable usually singular) a big mass of something 3 (U) the size of something or someone: The dough will rise until it is double in bulk. 4 in bulk… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bulk — [bʌlk] noun [U] the fact of being large • the bulk of sth the majority or largest part of something[/ex] Women still do the bulk of domestic work in the home.[/ex] in bulk in large quantities[/ex] large companies that buy and sell in bulk[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • bulk large — verb hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing The terrible vision brooded over her all day long • Syn: ↑brood, ↑hover, ↑loom • Hypernyms: ↑hang • Hyponyms: ↑overshadow …   Useful english dictionary

  • on the order of — phrasal : after the fashion of : like something on the order of a state park W.D.Hartley much on the order of Great Lakes bulk carriers Ships and the Sea * * * 1) another term for of the order of (sense 1) above 2) along the lines of; similar to …   Useful english dictionary

  • List of Sonic the Hedgehog comic book characters — This article lists the fictional characters in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series. Contents 1 Cast creation and influence 2 Main characters 2.1 Antoine D Coolette 2.2 …   Wikipedia

  • buy — buy1 W1S1 [baı] v past tense and past participle bought [bo:t US bo:t] [: Old English; Origin: bycgan] 1.) a) [I and T] to get something by paying money for it ≠ ↑sell ▪ Where did you buy that dress? ▪ Ricky showed her the painting he d bought… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • purchase — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 buying sth ADJECTIVE ▪ cash ▪ credit ▪ online ▪ Make sure all online purchases are made through a secure server. ▪ bulk …   Collocations dictionary

  • London — This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. For other uses, see London (disambiguation). London From upper left: City of London, Tower Bridge and London Eye, Palace of Westminster …   Wikipedia

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