\ 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


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


bunchily \ ˈbən-​chə-​lē How to pronounce bunchily (audio) \ adverb
bunchy \ ˈbən-​chē How to pronounce bunchy (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 On the other side, the D takes the ball away in bunches. Pete Fiutak, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "College Football Betting Guide: 5 Best Big Game Bets - Week 14," 29 Nov. 2019 Essentially the farm had bought a sampling of a bunch of cane fruit to settle on a new crop. oregonlive, "Is this plant actually a tayberry? Ask an expert," 29 Nov. 2019 Combine one cup each of sour cream, mayo and water chestnuts with one bunch of green onions, one box of frozen chopped spinach and one package of vegetable soup mix. Ashley Luthern, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "In 1984, the wives of Green Bay Packers players made a cookbook for charity. It's gold.," 28 Nov. 2019 Sawyer can set up the two tables, one dragged in from the shed, set end-to-end down the middle of the living room. 1 bunch fresh flowers. Karina Bland, azcentral, "A recipe for Thanksgiving for a good meal and a warm heart," 28 Nov. 2019 Here, see a bunch of gifts that anyone who's tried every beauty product under the sun will find up to par. Allure, "The 22 Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Beauty Lovers," 27 Nov. 2019 Facebook just uses a bunch of fancy marketing language, but hey. Nobody really knows if Facebook’s going to launch Libra—it’s been beset by delays, regulators hate it, and some of Facebook’s most prominent partners already quit the project. Matthew De Silva, Quartz, "What to tell your family about bitcoin this Thanksgiving," 27 Nov. 2019 The art from around the globe includes movies, songs, stage plays, paintings, installations and photo murals, and Evan’s piece goes into detail about a bunch of the pieces. cleveland, "What went into cleveland.com’s examination of the Tamir Rice case five years after police killed him: Letter from the Editor," 24 Nov. 2019 This makes vultures a more difficult bunch to protect than photogenic species like elephants and lions, says Ralph Buij, the Peregrine Fund’s Africa Program Director. Charlie Hamilton James, National Geographic, "‘This is a full-blown crisis’: Fighting vulture poisoning in Kenya," 22 Nov. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Pete Buttigieg’s rise in the Democratic presidential primary makes him a prime target at Wednesday’s debate as the four candidates now bunched at the top seek to distinguish themselves with less than three months until voting begins. Bill Barrow And Will Weissert, chicagotribune.com, "Pete Buttigieg may face sharp criticism at Democratic presidential debate after surge in polls," 18 Nov. 2019 The data indicates more parity: In Jeff Sagarin’s latest computer ratings, five Coastal schools — Virginia, Duke, North Carolina, Pittsburgh and Miami — are bunched between Nos. San Diego Union-Tribune, "ACC ‘carnival’ in Coastal Division poised for wild finish," 9 Oct. 2019 Soon after, those embraces garnered a stack of business cards almost as tall as the bowls bunched above her head. Jake Fischer, SI.com, "How Red Panda Became the NBA's Favorite Halftime Performer," 28 Aug. 2019 The fifth simplified/predetermined read for Trubisky was a slant to tight end Adam Shaheen on the left while four receivers were bunched to the right. Rich Campbell, chicagotribune.com, "5 observations from rewatching the Bears’ loss to the Chargers, including red-zone ineptitude, Mitch Trubisky’s failed response and the I-formation," 30 Oct. 2019 Remove the rod from its brackets and slide the panel on, bunching evenly to one side. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "I Made These Curtains With Tape, and I Don't Regret it," 16 Oct. 2019 The Wave lined up in the victory formation, 10 players bunched together with a running back deep as a precaution, prepared to kneel the ball. Ross Dellenger, SI.com, "How Tulane's Stunning Fake Kneel Play Came Together," 20 Sep. 2019 Early polls show her bunched with with California Senator Kamala Harris and Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, behind former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Washington Post, "Warren Calls for ‘Actively Managing’ Dollar Value to Boost Jobs," 20 Sep. 2019 NL Wild-Card There are seven teams bunched within 3 ½ games, led by the Washington Nationals and St. Louis Cardinals. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, "Opinion: Here's how the MLB playoff races will shake out," 14 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of bunch


14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


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

History and Etymology for bunch


Middle English bunche

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

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3 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Bunch.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bunch. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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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



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


\ 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


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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