bunch

1 of 2

noun

1
2
a
: 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
bunchily adverb
bunchy adjective

bunch

2 of 2

verb

bunched; bunching; bunches

intransitive verb

1
2
: to form a group or cluster
often used with up

transitive verb

: to form into a bunch

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
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
The reason that moment is remembered so fondly 17 years later is because of the gravity of the idea: this one breakthrough device was going to subsume a bunch of others. Steven Aquino, Forbes, 16 Feb. 2024 Sydney was the leader in rental growth, with the largest prime rental increases of the bunch—a whopping 18.1 percent uptick annually and 4 percent quarterly. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 15 Feb. 2024 These spring appetizer recipes feature the most colorful and juiciest fruits and vegetables of the bunch, as well as a lighter flavor profile to keep you and your dinner party guests satisfied (but not too full) until the second course. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 15 Feb. 2024 And that comes from a whole bunch of things, including purchasing supplies. Théoden Janes, Charlotte Observer, 15 Feb. 2024 Sure, there’s a bunch of hotels that ring the Miami airport. Michelle Marchante, Miami Herald, 15 Feb. 2024 Or, in other words: This lineup has a bunch of guys but no real dudes. Dieter Kurtenbach, The Mercury News, 14 Feb. 2024 This one, though, constituted a full bunch of bananas. Bryce Miller, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Feb. 2024 That shorter-nosed bunch included large mastiffs (9 years), beefy English bulldogs (9.3 years) and French bulldogs (9.8 years). Amanda Schupak, CNN, 3 Feb. 2024
Verb
Aiding the cause was a pair of slouchy low-rise pants that bunched below the knees, black Christian Louboutin heels, and Bulgari earrings. Hanna Lustig, Glamour, 7 Feb. 2024 As thunderclouds bunch to the south, a pair of youthful Panamanian pilots appear. Nina Burleigh, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 Jan. 2024 There’s a flat edge at the legs and a no-roll band at the mid-rise waist, so these will stay put without bunching or chafing. Barbara Bellesi Zito, Travel + Leisure, 24 Jan. 2024 There was zero shifting or bunching, and the mattress pad fit perfectly. Olivia Avitt, Peoplemag, 19 Jan. 2024 What Could Be Better The insert bunched quite a bit and had to be readjusted each morning. Sharon Brandwein, Southern Living, 7 Jan. 2024 The key to the San Diego Track Club’s win was that Martinez, Jacob Mitchum, 26, and Spencer Bossi-Johnson, 28, bunched together to finish ninth, 10th and 11th. Don Norcross, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Dec. 2023 Keeping certain leaf sizes smaller in scale and bunching them together tightly will keep your creation looking more chic than cheesy. Kristin Guy, Sunset Magazine, 1 Dec. 2023 A touch of elastane gives them a four-way stretch so these boxers can move with you instead of bunching up. Barbara Bellesi Zito, Travel + Leisure, 24 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Noun

Middle English bunche

First Known Use

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

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

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

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Cite this Entry

“Bunch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bunch. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

bunch

1 of 2 noun
1
: a number of things of the same kind
a bunch of grapes
2
: group entry 1 sense 1, collection
a bunch of friends
3
: a large amount : lot
a bunch of money
bunchy adjective

bunch

2 of 2 verb
: to gather in a bunch

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