bunch

noun
\ ˈbənch How to pronounce bunch (audio) \

Definition of bunch

 (Entry 1 of 2)

2a : a number of things of the same kind a bunch of grapes
b : group sense 2a a bunch of friends
c : a considerable amount : lot a bunch of money

bunch

verb
bunched; bunching; bunches

Definition of bunch (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

2 : to form a group or cluster often used with up

transitive verb

: to form into a bunch

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Other Words from bunch

Noun

bunchily \ ˈbən-​chə-​lē How to pronounce bunch (audio) \ adverb
bunchy \ ˈbən-​chē How to pronounce bunch (audio) \ adjective

Examples of bunch in a Sentence

Noun He always had a bunch of keys on his belt. Dried herbs hung in bunches from the kitchen rafters. Verb The child's tights bunched at the ankles. the dress bunches a bit at the waist
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun For the surprise visit, Ortiz showed up with a bunch of balloons to conceal her face and a bouquet of flowers, accompanied by other celebrants carrying a loudspeaker. Soudi Jiménez, Los Angeles Times, "Defying the pandemic, Latinos missing loved ones travel to their homelands for the holiday," 24 Dec. 2020 There were a few questions about the Stars’ new division and the NHL’s decision to place them in the Central Division with a bunch of usually Eastern Conference teams (plus Chicago and Detroit). Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, "Matt’s Mail: On the Stars ending up in the Central Division, plus taxi squad predictions," 24 Dec. 2020 NBA Summer League would have them competing with a bunch of other newcomers, second- or third-year guys and lots of hopefuls in games that mean nothing, all of them expected to make mistakes away from the NBA’s biggest stages and hottest spotlights. oregonlive, "Trail Blazers camp questions, COVID-19 closures, preseason power rankings, marijuana testing freeze, rest: NBA news and notes," 7 Dec. 2020 However, no one wants to deal with a bunch of tiny gravitational forces exerted on every part of the rocket. Rhett Allain, Wired, "Let’s Unpack the Pendulum Rocket Fallacy," 7 Dec. 2020 Third consecutive game Eric Musselman has opted to run with this bunch to open things up. Scottie Bordelon, Arkansas Online, "Arkansas hammers Lipscomb for 4th win," 6 Dec. 2020 Even in states with little to no restrictions, cinemas have failed to pack the house; audiences have too much anxiety about sitting inside a windowless room with a bunch of strangers. David Sims, The Atlantic, "Panic Is Killing Movie Theaters," 5 Dec. 2020 Black Friday may be over, but the Cyber Weekend has barreled in with a bunch of fresh deals. Emily Ramirez, USA TODAY, "Black Friday 2020: The iRobot Roomba i3+ is at its lowest price ever at Amazon," 28 Nov. 2020 Today the holy grail hair product (along with a bunch of other hair treatments in the Olaplex family, and many other brands, from Sunday Riley to Dr. Dennis Gross) is 25% off at Skinstore, so there's still time to shop. Lori Keong, SELF, "This Award-Winning Product for Dry, Damaged Hair Is 25% Off Right Now," 27 Nov. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Consequently, families couldn’t bunch together and cheer. oregonlive, "Emotions flow for Oregon Ducks parents watching sons play, reconnecting at Fiesta Bowl to end trying season," 3 Jan. 2021 Enemy forces would also bunch up near moat crossings, making excellent targets. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Medieval Star Forts Are Surprisingly Alive and Well in North Africa," 31 Dec. 2020 The Saints are looking really good and are probably near locks to make the postseason, but a Falcons win would at least bunch up the teams in the conference. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, "Arizona Cardinals' 2020 NFL playoffs rooting guide: Help coming in Week 13?," 3 Dec. 2020 Also, blankets that aren’t sectioned into pockets or channels for the beads tend to bunch up when wet and usually don’t fare well in the wash. Arricca Elin Sansone, Country Living, "How to Wash a Weighted Blanket," 19 Nov. 2020 Instead, a hundred or so vehicles, virtually all with Massachusetts plates, bunch near the entrance. Scott Eisen, National Geographic, "400 years on, the Pilgrims get a reality check," 11 Nov. 2020 Depending on age, this may not be the year for kids to do something without adult supervision because without reminders and in the throes of fun and peer pressure, many children will simply bunch together and take off their masks. Hannah Herrera Greenspan, chicagotribune.com, "Your child wants to go trick-or-treating this Halloween with friends. What should you do?," 30 Oct. 2020 For example, Vesco notes that crops are too short for her and always bunch up behind her knees. Amy Marturana Winderl, SELF, "What to Look for When Buying Leggings," 20 Oct. 2020 Squeeze as much water out of the quilt as possible, being careful not to wad, wring or bunch the quilt with your hands. oregonlive, "Caring for your quilt: Use it, don’t store it in cedar," 15 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of bunch

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

History and Etymology for bunch

Noun

Middle English bunche

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Time Traveler for bunch

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The first known use of bunch was in the 14th century

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Last Updated

15 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Bunch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bunch. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for bunch

bunch

noun
How to pronounce bunch (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of bunch

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a group of things of the same kind that are held or tied together or that grow together
somewhat informal : a group of people or things that are together or are associated with each other in some way
chiefly US, somewhat informal : a large amount

bunch

verb

English Language Learners Definition of bunch (Entry 2 of 2)

: to put (things or people) together in a group or bunch
: to form a group
of clothing : to form a group of tight folds on or around part of your body

bunch

noun
\ ˈbənch How to pronounce bunch (audio) \

Kids Definition of bunch

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a number of things of the same kind growing together a bunch of grapes
2 : group entry 1 sense 1 a bunch of children

bunch

verb
bunched; bunching

Kids Definition of bunch (Entry 2 of 2)

: to gather in a bunch The kids bunched together in the playground.

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