a. 1. small, esp. when compared to other things like it. Ang búla sa bisbul gulam kay sa búla sa supbul, The ball used for baseball is slightly smaller than the ball for softball; 2. young and small. Gulam pa ku paghalin ni Lúla, I was still small when Grandma died; v. become reduced in size. gulamgulam see gulam, 1.