bulb

noun
1 part of an electric lamp
ADJECTIVE
electric
light
100-watt, 60-watt, etc.
bare, naked
single
bright, dim

A single dim light bulb lit the room.

energy-efficient, energy-saving (esp. BrE), low-energy (esp. BrE)
fluorescent, incandescent
halogen
clear, coloured/colored
VERB + BULB
change, replace

Switch the light off before you change the bulb.

remove, unscrew

Can you remove the bulb and replace it with an energy-efficient one?

BULB + VERB
light sth

The room was lit only by a single 40-watt light bulb.

go

I think the bulb is going to go. It's been flickering all evening.

flicker
flash, go off

Red and green bulbs flashed on and off.

There was a startled look on his face when the flashbulb went off.

hang

A single electric light bulb hung from the ceiling.

last

These new bulbs last much longer than the ordinary ones.

2 round plant root
ADJECTIVE
flower
spring, spring-flowering, summer, summer-flowering
daffodil, tulip, etc.
VERB + BULB
place, plant

I'm planting some bulbs for next year.

Place the bulbs close together.

dig up, take up
grow
water

She usually waters the indoor bulbs once a week.

BULB + VERB
grow
flower
sprout

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

Synonyms:
(like those of the onion and the tulip) /


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  • bulb — bulb …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • bulb — BULB, bulbi, s.m. 1. Tulpină (subterană) a unor plante, alcătuită din frunze în formă de tunici sau solzi suprapuşi (în care se depun substanţe de rezervă), cu un înveliş membranos uscat. 2. (În sintagmele) Bulb pilos = partea terminală, umflată …   Dicționar Român

  • Bulb — (b[u^]lb), n. [L. bulbus, Gr. bolbo s: cf. F. bulbe.] 1. (Bot.) 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bulb — [bulb] n. [ME < L bulbus < Gr bolbos] 1. an underground bud that sends down roots and consists of a very short stem covered with leafy scales or layers, as in a lily, onion or hyacinth 2. a corm, tuber, or tuberous root resembling a bulb,… …   English World dictionary

  • bulb — [bʌlb] n ↑filament, ↑thread [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: bulbus, from Greek bolbos plant with a bulb ] 1.) the glass part of an electric light, that the light shines from = ↑light bulb ▪ a 100 watt bulb …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bulb — (n.) 1560s, an onion, from M.Fr. bulbe, from L. bulbus bulb, onion, from Gk. bolbos plant with round swelling on underground stem. Expanded by 1800 to swelling in a glass tube (thermometer bulb, light bulb, etc.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • bulb — bulb; bulb·less; bulb·let; pseu·do·bulb; …   English syllables

  • Bulb — Bulb, v. i. To take the shape of a bulb; to swell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bulb — [ bʌlb ] noun count * 1. ) the part of a plant that is shaped like an onion from which a flower grows. You plant bulbs in the ground: daffodil bulbs 2. ) a LIGHT BULB …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bulb — ► NOUN 1) a rounded underground storage organ present in some plants, consisting of a short stem surrounded by fleshy leaf bases. 2) a light bulb. 3) an expanded or rounded part at the end of something. ORIGIN Greek bolbos onion, bulbous root …   English terms dictionary

  • bulb — Mot Monosíl·lab Nom masculí …   Diccionari Català-Català

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