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  • Hulk Hawk is hulking the hawk, Hawk Hulk is hawking Hulk ... Hawk hugs the hedgehog

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Definition of the noun hulk

What does hulk mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: hulks

  1. a very large person; impressive in size or qualities
  2. a ship that has been wrecked and abandoned
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: ship = a vessel that carries passengers or freight

Alternative definition of the noun hulk


  1. A person who is of, pertaining to, or characteristic of, especially physically, the Hulk in the Marvel Comics Universe.
  2. [by extension] A strongman.


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

Definition of the verb hulk

What does hulk mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: hulked | hulking | hulks

  1. appear very large or occupy a commanding position


  1. "Hulk" is a 2003 American superhero film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character of the same name. Ang Lee directed the film, which stars Eric Bana as Dr. Bruce Banner, as well as Jennifer Connelly, Sam Elliott, Josh Lucas, and Nick Nolte. The film explores the origins of Bruce Banner, who after a lab accident involving gamma radiation finds himself able to turn into a green-skinned monster when angry, while he is pursued by the United States military.
  2. Hulk is a tv program.


"Hulk" is a video game sequel based on the 2003 movie of the same name. It was developed by Radical Entertainment and published by Vivendi Universal Games & Universal Interactive. A signature feature has Eric Bana reprise his role of Bruce Banner. It was released on May 27, 2003 for all game consoles, and also released for Game Boy Advance as The Incredible Hulk.

  • also known as הענק
  • mode: Single-player video game
  • developer: Radical Entertainment
  • genre: Action game
  • publishers: Vivendi Games, CyberFront Corporation, Universal Interactive
  • released on (12 years ago)
  • award: - VGX Award for Best Game Based on a Movie or TV Show


  1. The Hulk is a fictional superhero that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, and first appeared in The Incredible Hulk #1. Throughout his comic book appearances, the Hulk is portrayed as a large green humanoid that possesses near limitless superhuman strength and great invulnerability, attributes that grow more potent the angrier he becomes. Hulk is the alter ego of Bruce Banner, a socially withdrawn and emotionally reserved physicist who physically transforms into the Hulk under emotional stress and other specific circumstances at will or against it; these involuntary transformations lead to many complications in Banner's life. When transformed, the Hulk often acts as a disassociated personality separate from Banner. Over the decades of Hulk stories, the Hulk has been represented with several personalities based on Hulk and Banner's fractured psyche, ranging from mindless savage to brilliant warrior, and Banner has taken control of the Hulk's form on occasion.
  2. Hulk is a fictional character from the 2012 film Fun Size.
  3. Hulk is a fictional character from the 1996 film High School High.
  4. Hulk is a fictional film character.

There are other characters with in their name, like Red Hulk, hulk 2099, Devil Hulk, Hulk Robot, Red She-Hulk, Alternative versions of the Hulk.


"Hulk" is a musical album of Danny Elfman, soundtrack.

  • also known as Hulk Soundtrack
  • released on (12 years ago)


  1. Hulk a.k.a. Hulk Hogan is an award-nominated film actor, tv actor, film producer, tv personality, musical artist, musician, celebrity, athlete, tv producer, tv subject, tv program guest.
  2. Hulk: Givanildo Vieira de Sousa, known as Hulk, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Zenit Saint Petersburg and the Brazil national team, as a forward, though he can also operate as a winger.
  3. Hulk a.k.a. Lou Ferrigno: Louis Jude "Lou" Ferrigno is an American actor, fitness trainer/consultant, and retired professional bodybuilder. As a bodybuilder, Ferrigno won an IFBB Mr. America title and two consecutive IFBB Mr. Universe titles, and appeared in the bodybuilding documentary Pumping Iron. As an actor, he is best known for portraying the titular role in the CBS television series The Incredible Hulk and vocally reprising the role in subsequent animated and computer-generated incarnations. He has also appeared in European-produced fantasy-adventures such as Sinbad of the Seven Seas and Hercules, and as himself in the sitcom The King of Queens and the 2009 comedy I Love You, Man.
  4. Hulk a.k.a. Cristopher Toselli: Cristopher Benjamín Toselli Ríos is a Chilean footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Primera División club Universidad Católica.
  5. Hulk a.k.a. Tony Creed is a musical artist.
  6. Hulk a.k.a. Brantley C. Palmer is an actor and a film producer.

There are other people with in their name, like She-Hulk.


Hulk is a Belgian musical group.

  • also known as Hulkk
  • albums: "Cowboy Coffee & Burned Knives", "Bad News From Lago...", "Party Time", "Kings of the Night", "The Codeine Sessions"


  1. Hulk a.k.a. Boat: A boat is a watercraft of any size designed to float or plane, to work or travel on water. Small boats are typically found on inland or in protected coastal areas. However, boats such as the whaleboat were designed for operation from a ship in an offshore environment. In naval terms, a boat is a vessel small enough to be carried aboard another vessel. Another less restrictive definition is a vessel that can be lifted out of the water. Some definitions do not make a distinction in size, as 1000-foot bulk freighters on the Great Lakes are called oreboats. For reasons of naval tradition, submarines are usually referred to as 'boats' rather than 'ships', regardless of their size and shape.
  2. Hulk: A hulk was a type of medieval sea craft, a technological predecessor of the carrack and caravel. The hulk appears to have remained a relatively minor type of ship apparently peculiar to the low countries of Europe where it was probably used primarily as a river or canal boat, with limited potential for coastal cruising. The name hulk may come from the Greek word holkas, meaning a towed boat, which would be consistent with the use of the hulk as a river barge. The word hulk also has a medieval meaning of "hollowed-out" or "husk-like" which is also apposite for the shape of the basic hulk. In the fourteenth century the hulk began to develop until it was able to rival the cog as a major load carrier in the medieval economy. Whether this was a consequence of a perception of the cog's shortcomings or a result of a shift in the economic geography of Northern Europe towards the Dutch low countries is not easy to discern. By the 15th century, the hulk was replaced by the caravel.
  3. The Hulk film series consists of two superhero films based on the fictional Marvel Comics character of the same name, portrayed by Eric Bana in Hulk and Edward Norton in The Incredible Hulk. The rights to a motion picture based on Hulk were purchased in 1990. Both films were produced by Universal's production.

Phrases with Hulk

  1. to hulk
  2. Incredible Hulk

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Hulk

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Google previewOur Gods Wear Spandex (2007)

The Secret History of Comic Book Heroes by Chris Knowles, Joseph Michael Linsner

Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the Hulk is a scientist named Bruce Banner who is golemized when exposed to the deadly radiation of an experimental atomic weapon (the “Gamma Bomb”). The parallels between the arcane arts of ...

Google previewTransformative Change in Western Thought (2017)

A History of Metamorphosis from Homer to Hollywood by Ingo Gildenhard

The Hulk is a sad monster. An important difference, though, resides in the respective shifts in scale. Stevenson's Hyde is physically smaller than Jekyll, and this has prompted critics to see the monstrous figure as representing something ...

Google previewHollywood and the End of the Cold War (2014)

Signs of Cinematic Change by Bryn Upton

The Incredible Hulk is a classic Jekyll-and-Hyde story with a bit of Frankenstein's monster thrown in for good measure. The story is that of mild-mannered physicist Dr. Bruce Banner who, because of an incident that exposed him to dangerous ...

Google previewSuperman on the Couch (2004)

What Superheroes Really Tell Us about Ourselves and Our Society by Danny Fingeroth

Inside them all is an Incredible Hulk. The Hulk is the distilled essence of anger, from pouting, shrieking infant to tantrum-throwing four-year-old to insolent adolescent to ...

Google previewThe Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Ships and Boats (2003)

by Graham Blackburn

HULK a. The Hulk was originally a large CARGO SHIP contemporary with the CARRACK. It then came to mean any large, unwieldy ship with rounded bows and stern. 16 TH CfbJTUf.1 b. Until the end of the 18th century, the word ...

Google previewLittle Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins (2014)

by Julia Cresswell

A hulk was originally a large cargo or transport ship. It is probably of Mediterranean origin and related to Greek holkas 'cargo ship'. In the late 17th century hulk came to apply to an old ship stripped of fittings and permanently moored, ...

Google previewDictionary of English Etymology (1862)

by Hensleigh Wedgwood (M.A.)

Hulk. Formerly a large merchant ship. Having collected together about fourscore hulkes (navibus onerariis).

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

hulka, a heavy merchant ship: F. hourque, a large fly-boat, a hulk: Norw. holk, a tub: Flem. durk, the place in a ship where the foul water collects]: a large ship of clumsy make; the body of a ship —generally said of an old ship unfit for service, ...

Google previewA new dictionary of the English language (1839)

by Charles Richardson

HULK, s. The hull or ...

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Hopefully I can become the Babe Ruth of the World Wrestling Federation and be the champion at the same time. (Hulk Hogan)
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Scrabble value of H4U1L1K5

The value of this 4-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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