HyperDic: protuberance

English > 2 senses of the word protuberance:
NOUNshapeprotuberance, bulge, bump, hump, swelling, gibbosity, gibbousness, jut, prominence, protrusion, extrusion, excrescencesomething that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings
stateprotuberancethe condition of being protuberant
protuberance > pronunciation
Soundsprahtuw'berahns; prowtuw'berahns
Rhymesabeyance ... virulence: 273 rhymes with ahns...
English > protuberance: 2 senses > noun 1, shape
MeaningSomething that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings.
Example "the occipital protuberance was well developed"
Synonymsbulge, bump, hump, swelling, gibbosity, gibbousness, jut, prominence, protrusion, extrusion, excrescence
NarrowerbellyA part that bulges deeply
caputA headlike protuberance on an organ or structure
frontal eminenceEither prominence of the frontal bone above each orbit
mogulA bump on a ski slope
nub, nubbleA small lump or protuberance
occipital protuberanceprominence on the outer surface of the occipital bone
snagA sharp protuberance
wartAny small rounded protuberance (as on certain plants or animals)
BroaderprojectionAny solid convex shape that juts out from something
Spanishbulto, corcova, excrecencia, extrusión, joroba, prominencia, protuberancia
Catalanbony, gepa, gep, monticle, prominència, protuberància
Adjectivesprotuberantcurving outward
Verbsprotuberatecause to bulge out or project
English > protuberance: 2 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningThe condition of being protuberant; the condition of bulging out.
Example"the protuberance of his belly"
Broadercondition, statusA state at a particular time
Adjectivesprotuberantcurving outward
Verbsprotuberateform a rounded prominence

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