AskDefine | Define hulk

Dictionary Definition



1 a very large person; impressive in size or qualities [syn: giant, heavyweight, whale]
2 a ship that has been wrecked and abandoned v : appear very large or occupy a commanding position; "The huge sculpture predominates over the fountain"; "Large shadows loomed on the canyon wall" [syn: loom, tower, predominate]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /hʌlk/


  1. An old ship which is no longer in use
  2. In the context of "archaic": any large ship that is difficult to maneuver
  3. A big, (and possibly clumsy) person
  4. : An excessively muscled person


  • 1602, Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida, act ii, scene 3
    Light boats sail swift, though greater hulks draw deep.
  • 1918, Katherine Mansfield, Prelude, as printed in Selected Stories, Oxford World's Classics (2002), paperback, page 83
    They could see the lighthouse shining on Quarantine Island, and the green lights on the old coal hulks.


an old ship, no longer in use

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Extensive Definition

Hulk may refer to:

Media franchise

  • Hulk (comics), a comic book superhero and his many manifestations in other media

TV series & films


Video games



hulk in German: Hulk
hulk in Spanish: Hulk (desambiguación)
hulk in Italian: Hulk
hulk in Hebrew: הענק
hulk in Dutch: Hulk
hulk in Japanese: ハルク
hulk in Swedish: Hulk
hulk in Chinese: 绿巨人

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