- a usually subterranean and often globular bud having fleshy leaves emergent at the top and a stem reduced to a flat disk, rooting from the underside, as in the onion and lily.
- a plant growing from such a bud.
- the glass housing, in which a partial vacuum has been established, that contains the filament of an incandescent electric lamp.
- an incandescent or fluorescent electric lamp.
Origin of bulb
OTHER WORDS FROM bulbbulbed, adjectivebulbless, adjective
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How to use bulb in a sentence
Just one thing, however, if you live in the South, you might have to buy your bulbs and store them for about six weeks in your refrigerator, where they can be kept cold, but not freezing.
The company is well known for its wide range of electronics offerings that include personal audio devices, smart bulbs, and electric toothbrushes.
Scratch the bulb, or bruise the green tops, and you should immediately smell the familiar oniony odor.
Winslow thinks of leeks as somewhere between a scallion and a bulb onion.Onions, shallots, scallions and leeks are mostly interchangeable in recipes. Here’s how to use what you have.|Becky Krystal|November 23, 2020|Washington Post
Richard said he wanted to kiss Susan good night when he walked her to the door, but her mother had put a blindingly bright bulb in the porch light.
One day, he took a monk with a cleanly shaven head and had him walk around a light bulb to demonstrate this theory.
The trade in empty bottles should be as eyebrow-raising as the old Soviet dud-bulb biz.
His bright idea turned out to be the incandescent light bulb, which he invented in 1880.
Death waits for these things as a cement floor waits for a dropping light bulb.American Dreams: Saul Bellow’s Masterpiece of Lamentation|Nathaniel Rich|July 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In 2007, the Bush administration signed a measure that would finally bring the light bulb into the 21st century.The Chicken Littles Are Wrong: Environmental Regulations Always Spur Innovation|Daniel Gross|June 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Bang went the fragile bulb, as it splintered into a thousand atoms, and the mercury shot in sparkling globules over the table.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Should it fail, the fluid can generally be pumped out by alternate compression of the tube and the bulb.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
Then the tip end was broken off, and the bulb being a vacuum, the colored water was drawn into it, and filled the globe.
When, with returning fair weather, the atmospheric pressure increases, the water can no longer bulge or drop out of the bulb.
In this chair is a charge of high explosive and above it a glass bulb containing sulphuric acid.Average Jones|Samuel Hopkins Adams