(n.) A thin film of liquid inflated with air or gas; as, a soap bubble; bubbles on the surface of a river.
(n.) A small quantity of air or gas within a liquid body; as, bubbles rising in champagne or aerated waters.
(n.) A globule of air, or globular vacuum, in a transparent solid; as, bubbles in window glass, or in a lens.
(n.) A small, hollow, floating bead or globe, formerly used for testing the strength of spirits.
(n.) The globule of air in the spirit tube of a level.
(n.) Anything that wants firmness or solidity; that which is more specious than real; a false show; a cheat or fraud; a delusive scheme; an empty project; a dishonest speculation; as, the South Sea bubble.
(n.) A person deceived by an empty project; a gull.
(n.) To rise in bubbles, as liquids when boiling or agitated; to contain bubbles.
(n.) To run with a gurgling noise, as if forming bubbles; as, a bubbling stream.
(n.) A device, usually of metal, consisting of a frame with one more movable tongues or catches, used for fastening things together, as parts of dress or harness, by means of a strap passing through the frame and pierced by the tongue.
(n.) A distortion bulge, bend, or kink, as in a saw blade or a plate of sheet metal.
(n.) A curl of hair, esp. a kind of crisp curl formerly worn; also, the state of being curled.
(n.) A contorted expression, as of the face.
(n.) To fasten or confine with a buckle or buckles; as, to buckle a harness.
(n.) To bend; to cause to kink, or to become distorted.
(n.) To prepare for action; to apply with vigor and earnestness; -- generally used reflexively.
(n.) To join in marriage.
(v. i.) To bend permanently; to become distorted; to bow; to curl; to kink.
(v. i.) To bend out of a true vertical plane, as a wall.
(v. i.) To yield; to give way; to cease opposing.
(v. i.) To enter upon some labor or contest; to join in close fight; to struggle; to contend.
(n.) A number of things bound together, as by a cord or envelope, into a mass or package convenient for handling or conveyance; a loose package; a roll; as, a bundle of straw or of paper; a bundle of old clothes.
(v. i.) To prepare for departure; to set off in a hurry or without ceremony.
(v. i.) To sleep on the same bed without undressing; -- applied to the custom of a man and woman, especially lovers, thus sleeping.